The safety and well-being of our guests and staff are of utmost importance to us at Beechwood Grill. We are closely monitoring the developments and information about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), and have taken extra precautions to make sure that our restaurant is prepared. We are actively monitoring the progression of information as issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and our local and state governments.
Any restaurant is required to have a minimum of one employee that is ServSafe certified. This certification is renewed every 5 years. It requires attending classes and passing a very difficult test. The class certifies the employee has full knowledge of not just proper food handling, but extensive knowledge in preventing even the most dangerous transmission of bacteria and infection. Beechwood is proud to have not just one, but six certified employees. We feel more than prepared and capable of doing better than most in keeping you safe during the current ongoing crisis.
As a rule, we follow meticulous cleaning and sanitizing procedures every day. We pride ourselves on a clean and safe dining environment. In addition to our standard cleaning schedule, here are some of the additional steps we’re taking:
- Using a peroxide-based multi-surface disinfectant on high traffic surfaces and areas in both the dining room and the kitchen in hourly rotations. This sanitizer has been in use for the last several months at Beechwood, and our chemical company, Ecolab, has verified it kills the COVID-19 virus.
- Making sure service tools like pens, menus, and check presenters are disinfected between each single-use
- Continuing with thorough and thoughtful frequent handwashing and sanitization by every staff member. This habit has always been in place at Beechwood.
We have spoken in depth with our team about the virus, including how it’s transmitted, and the common symptoms. Our existing policy is that employees are not to come to work sick, and that will continue to be enforced moving forward.
While we understand and share the community concern about this virus, please know that we are taking every precaution and you can have confidence in the safety of Beechwood Grill.