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How to Serve Correctly on a Cutting Board

How to Serve Correctly on a Cutting Board

August 22, 2017

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Recently, more restaurants are turning to different ways of serving food rather than on just traditional plates. Serving on a wood cutting board, such as the ones from Wholesale Cutting Boards, is one fantastic way to add to a restaurant’s rustic style. This move can make the dining experience more unique, but to serve on cutting boards does not mean you follow the same rules as standard plates.

Avoiding Cross-Contamination of Food

It is important to remember that a wood cutting board is not practical for all types of food. For example, you wouldn’t want to serve a pasta dish on one! Serve solid foods that aren’t too messy and won’t easily fall off the edges. Make sure that the foods that you do serve on wood cutting boards are not at risk of cross-contamination. Don’t ever serve cooked foods on a wood cutting board that had been used to cut raw meat. Raw meat can carry bacteria like salmonella and make customers very ill.  Food should also not be served on wood cutting boards that have deep gouges. This can also potentially harbor bacteria.

How to Clean and Protect the Wood

A cutting board for restaurant use (whether it is for preparing or serving food) must be washed and dried properly to maintain its usage. Wood cutting boards should never be washed in a dishwasher. Instead, they should be hand washed in warm soapy water and patted dry. Extra attention should be made to cuts and grooves in the board. For extra protection, consider using an oil or wax treatment to the wood cutting boards. This will prevent water and other liquids from being absorbed into the wood, keep food particles out, and prevent germs and growth of mold.

Replace Cutting Board Periodically

Wood cutting boards should be replaced regularly. Excessive use will wear a board down. It may develop cracks or deep grooves that get difficult to clean. At this point, it’s time to replace them. If you’re unsure, just throw it out. It is better to keep your customers safe than be sorry.

If you’re wanting to bring your restaurant service up to the next level, then try serving some dishes on wood cutting boards. They add to the atmosphere and make for a special dining experience. Wholesale Cutting Boards have a selection of wood serving boards that are sure to impress diners. Whether your restaurant has a rustic feel or is more modern, there is a wood serving board that will look great with what your restaurant has to offer. Shop now!


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To receive wholesale pricing, the minimum order requirement is 20 cutting boards of one of our cutting board models listed below. Most models can be ordered in either Maple or Walnut and some are available in Cherry wood.

To receive wholesale pricing, the minimum order requirement is 20 cutting boards.