Some commercial kitchens use color-coded cutting boards, utensils, and containers for different items. You may want to adopt this practice as well to keep staff from accidentally using the same tools for different food items. The sanitation team also plays a huge part in preventing contamination since clean and sanitized surfaces are important to keep different types of food from coming in contact with one another.
But “Should we paint the kitchen walls red or blue?” isn’t a question many restaurant owners ask when building or renovating their back-of-house operations. Most of the attention to the color palette is reserved for the dining area. But just as colors can elicit certain reactions from your customers, they also have an effect on the behavior and well-being of your kitchen staff.