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Clean Kitchen Awards for Third Quarter

October 10, 2016


Hamilton County Public Health Announces Third Quarter 2016 Clean Kitchen Award Winning Facilities

When selecting a place to dine, how do you know if the facility implements proper sanitation and food safety practices? One way is to tour the kitchen, which is usually not practical for diners. Another is to view inspection reports prior to venturing out. A third and perhaps faster method is to look for a Hamilton County Public Health Clean Kitchen Award. Has the facility received the award and if not, why, are fair questions for management.

“Foodborne illness stories have been prominent in recent months,” says Greg Kesterman, Assistant Hamilton County Health Commissioner. “Most of what we see in terms of foodborne illness is preventable, which is why we put emphasis on our education and inspection program with the food service facilities we serve. In fact, we have had record attendance at our food safety courses this year,” he adds.

“The Hamilton County Public Health Clean Kitchen Award represents the gold standard in maintaining safe food service operations,” Kesterman adds. “The award is not easy to receive. When you see one on display, it points to an operator that takes the responsibility very seriously.

When choosing a place to eat, make sanitation a priority. You can view inspection data for all food service facilities and listings for all Clean Kitchen Award winners on the Hamilton County Public Health website at The Clean Kitchen Award reflects inspection data from the previous two years and is not necessarily indicative of current conditions.

The requirements for receiving a Clean Kitchen Award are stringent. To be considered, facilities must:

  • Have three or fewer violations in the previous two years prior to applying;
  • Have no “critical” or repeat violations in the previous two years;
  • Maintain at least two staff members with Level I Food Handler certification or at least one staff member with a current ServSafe certificate;
  • Submit applications along with corresponding documentation;
  • Have a minimum of two years of inspection data on file with Hamilton County Public Health.

Following is the list of winning operators for the third quarter of 2016:

 Facility  Address  Area of Town
 Subway* 5061 Delhi Ave Delhi Twp.
Immaculate Heart of Mary* 7800 Beechmont Ave. Anderson Twp.
Our Lady of Visitation School Cafeteria 3180 South Road Green Twp.
Brookwood Retirement Community Gen. Store 12100 Reed Hartman Hwy Sycamore Twp.
Brookwood Retirement Community – Café 12100 Reed Hartman Hwy Sycamore Twp.
Brookwood Retirement Community* 12100 Reed Hartman Hwy Sycamore Twp.
DiBellas Subs* 4645 Osborne Blvd Blue Ash
Blue Ash Educational Building* (6 time winner!) 10149 Kenwood Road Blue Ash
St. Bernard Dairy Queen 4437 Vine St St Bernard
Hillebrand Nursing and Rehab* 4320 Bridgetown Road Green Twp.
Green Twp. Senior Center 3620 Epley Lane Green Twp.
Reading Hilltop Elementary* 2236 Bolder Ave. Reading
Reading High School 810 Columbia Ave. Reading
Reading Central Elementary 1301 Bonnell Ave. Reading
Blue Ash Chili 5005 Cornell Rd Blue Ash
Shawnee Spring of Harrison* 10111 Simonson Road Harrison
The Big Greek Café 1150 Harrison Ave Harrison
Covenant Village* 3210 West Fork Green Twp.
Standard Textile Cafeteria* 1 Knollcrest Drive Reading
Evendale Elementary School* 3940 Glendale Milford Road Evendale
Cincinnati Early Learning Center Harrison* 498 South State Street Harrison
Stump’s Boat Club* 1 Stumps Lane Terrace Park
Penn Station* 8270 Beechmont Ave Anderson Twp.
Dairy Queen 4820 Cooper Road Blue Ash
The Meadows Health Care* 11760 Pellston Ct. Forest park
KFC 8505 Winton Road Springfield Twp.
The Alois Alzheimer Center 70 Damon Road Greenhills
Western Rollarama 5166 Crookshank Rd Green Twp.
Taco Bell* 8157 Beechmont Ave Anderson Twp.
Honey Baked Ham* 8315 Beechmont Ave Anderson Twp.
Pristine of Three Rivers 7800 Jandaracres Dr Miami Twp.

*Repeat Winners

Hamilton County Public Health works to assure the 480,000 citizens living outside the cities of Cincinnati, Norwood and Springdale are safe from disease, injury and contamination.

Posted by: HCPH