Underscoring that it is the restaurant industry’s leader in training and certification solutions, the National Restaurant Association (www.restaurant.org) celebrated a milestone this month by providing its one millionth training class and exam administration. The Association has contributed to the success of the nation’s nearly one million restaurants and 13 million employees through its ServSafe Food Safety, ServSafe Alcohol, ProStart curriculum, ManageFirst, and other programs for the last 25 years.
“Maintaining a properly trained staff is key to running a successful restaurant business, and the National Restaurant Association’s range of programs are the gold-standard for food safety, responsible alcohol service, and hospitality management,” says Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. “Our ServSafe Food Safety program is the nation’s most widely accepted food safety training and certification program, with 4.6 million ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certifications awarded to date. As we celebrate this milestone of one million training classes, we look forward to a million more.”
The one millionth class based on National Restaurant Association training materials was a ServSafe Manager course, held on July 8 in Nashville, Indiana. More information on the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe can be found at www.ServSafe.com. Information on the ManageFirst Program, which trains current and future industry professionals in hospitality management, can be found on http://managefirst.restaurant.org. Additional information on the career-building ProStart high school program is at http://prostart.restaurant.org.
Training classes that are a part of the National Restaurant Association’s educational portfolio include:
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