This unprecedented period will come to an end. While things may never get back to “Normal” that we knew, travel, sitting in a restaurant and social togetherness will all come back. One thing that the dining public will certainly have is a heightened awareness of a restaurants Food Safety. Your staff must be knowledgeable on what steps and procedures are needed for providing safe food, and your guests expectations.
Various industry organizations have stepped up and are offering FREE online courses. ServSafe© is offering their Food Handlers online course. This class is great for your cook AND service staff. It reviews the basics of safe food operations in a fun and engaging presentation. It is done on their computer or tablet, and can be paused at any time. There is a 45 question assessment quiz at the end, and a Certificate can be printed. This is not the ServSafe managers course ANSI recognized certificate that the HI DoH requires for the PIC on duty, but a course that you request your staff to take. If you have staff members that had recently not passed the ServSafe Managers Course, this may be a good review before retaking the Managers course and exam.
ServSafe also offers two FREE videos that go over safe food and packaging in to-go and delivered foods.
Follow this https://www.servsafe.com/Landing-Pages/Free-Courses to sign up for this free info.
For Managers, there is a suite of – once again – FREE – courses. ServSuccess provides online Restaurant Management training modules that enhance your managements team on techniques and procedures that are used every day in your restaurant. https://servsuccess.com/free-training
Both of these courses are offered thru the National Restaurant Association, and are offered free until April 30th, so hurry!
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute also offers FREE courses directed at Hospitality Management. These cover supervisory and management skills that can be key in the success of your operation. https://www.ahlei.org/free-training/ This training is only offered free until April 30
So, in this slack time, you can urge your staff to take these courses to become better and more knowledgable emplyoees, help raise their esteem, and help keep their heads in the game, not just on the surfboard!!
When restrictions are eased – and they will be – Food Safety Audits and ServSafe Managers courses will resume. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a HRA discounted Food Safety Audit or details on upcoming ServSafe Classes. Sign up for the newsletter at http://www.peterbfoodsafety.com as well as the HRA newsletter for the latest updates on news that is important to Hawaii’s restaurants.