26
Sep
2019

Sample Restaurant Employee Handbook: Where To Get It Free Online

Sample Restaurant Employee Handbook: Where To Get It Free Online
By Jerome Chiaro

As you may already know, a restaurant employee handbook is important in running any food service business from a full service restaurant to a simple family diner. Some restaurant owners prefer to pay others to create their policy manuals. However, small business owners may not have the luxury of money to spend for a custom employee handbook.

A good solution is to write the handbook yourself with the help of a secretary or executive assistant who has excellent research and writing skills. Find a sample restaurant employee handbook that you can use as basis for your own. Although many websites sell a sample of an employee handbook applicable for any business in any industry, many still provide a free sample restaurant employee handbook, which you can download from the following kinds of websites.

1. Company Websites

Some company websites, such as HossPeople.com and SunnyPointCafe.com, have published samples of their handbooks online in PDF form. Although you cannot copy these documents, you can glean some ideas on how to format your restaurant’s policies in various areas of your operations. For example, Hoss’ Steak and Sea House have different policies on employing workers for different states.

2. Government Websites

Government websites, such as the Department of Labor of a certain state, provides a sample of an employee handbook, which businesses can use. Blank fields for the name of the company and other unique information are marked. Designed to follow the state’s labor laws for a specific industry, these sample handbooks serve as a starting point for creating a policy manual for your restaurant business.

3. Professional Organizations and Resource Groups

Downloading a sample restaurant employee handbook is free from websites of restaurant associations in your state or county. You may also request a copy of a generic handbook from some members of the association. However, since they are professional organizations, they require restaurant owners to register and pay an annual membership fee.

Aside from professional organizations, you may also download a sample restaurant employee handbook from a resource group, such as SCORE, which is a mentoring community for small business owners and entrepreneurs.



4. For those who have the time and energy to search through piles of junk online, then you should check out websites that provide links to freeware. Some free software out there can help you create a restaurant employee handbook.

Freeware has zero cost, but they also lack the quality and accuracy that an important document as a handbook should possess. If you do find reliable websites that have legitimate freeware listings, then be sure to scan each file you download from the Internet to protect your computer.

More importantly, when you create your own restaurant employee handbook, make sure you have it verified with your lawyer before publishing and distributing it to your employees. Even if you have customized it from a sample restaurant employee handbook, there is no excuse from letting disgruntled employees exploit loopholes in your company policies.

Jerome Chiaro is a Restaurant Owner & Consultant out of Orange County, CA.

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1 Response

  1. Le_corp says:

    It is overwhelming that most of our entrepreneurs go for Food business–
    there are easy ways to start it and there are difficult steps to overcome for
    the meticulous ones.

     

    The problem is most of the food business entrepreneurs start business
    without proper knowledge of food preparation, healthy benefits of providing
    better consumer products to include in the services e.g. cooking oil, meat and
    poultry products expiration among other; sanitation of the place as well as the
    utensils and health certificates with proper seminar of the employees involved.

     

    The question is when will people going to learn that entering in food
    business must be treated meticulously and with quality?  

    That profit should not be the only reason why we put up Food business to
    serve other people.

     

    It should be the love for food, for cooking and for service.

     

    Unfortunately, most people go into this business for the love of money–
    profit, what we can gain from others, how to utilize people’s hard earned money
    the fastest way without caring about the Health, which make them put it
    secondary or third in their list….others, never consider it at all.

     

    It is very sad that people eats people..

    Never
    thinking that what we are, health wise, is what we are…. 

    Very
    few people notice the kind of economy that is enveloping us globally, the
    war-torn countries and the possible chaos to come in the near future.; that the
    food being distributed to us are full of chemicals to waste in our bodies which
    results to poor living, low I.Q. and E.Q.; birth defects and higher mortality
    rate of mankind.

    It is our hope that people should start to be sensitive for the real basic needs of the body in able to serve better food to
    people for healthier well -being.  We hope that people will save time to
    research, to learn, to gain knowledge in able to gain pure love towards other
    people to serve better; not to waste time   to things that make our body
    waste energy which results into poor living.

    But when…?

     

     

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