The 9 Commandments of the Dish Area #myopinion


A disorganized dish area is a symptom of poor shift management. Manage the problem, not the symptoms.

  • Keeping the dish area organized is everybody’s responsibility
  • Do not “Dump and Run”
  • Pre-rinse everything
  • Utensils should be soaking and collecting in the same spot
  • Similar items stacked
  • There should never be dishes in the sink unless they are being washed
  • It is OK to let dishes build up a bit, hopefully never on the floor
  • Leave not sharp objects in the dish area
  • Wash as you go, stack if you must