ServSafe Training


South Dakota State University will be offering a ServSafe training on Wednesday, May 15 in Winner, SD. The training will include both the Certification and Recertification.

The training will be held at the Winner Regional Extension Center (located 1 block south of the stoplight) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the exam following for those being certified. Recertification participants will be released at 2:00 p.m. All participants will be given time to have lunch on their own.

South Dakota food service establishments are required to have at least one person on staff that has passed and approved 8-hour food service manager certification program. This certification needs to be renewed every five years.

ServSafe is food safety training for individuals in food service establishments. The curriculum is intended for food service managers, catering directors, school food service, kitchen managers, food and beverage directors, temporary food stamp managers, commodity groups and food safety educators. The National Restaurant Association developed ServSafe. It is accepted by the South Dakota Department of Health to meet food service establishment license qualification.

Sharon Guthmiller, SDSU Extension Food Safety Field Specialist and certified ServSafe Instructor will present the training. Cost for certification training is $50 per person. Individuals will be responsible for purchasing their own book. The course will utilize the ServSafe Essentials, 6th edition book. Attendees are required to bring a photo ID to the training. Recertification training is $25 per person (the book will be provided).

Registration for the event is required. Deadline to register is Tuesday, April 30. Contact Sharon Klein, Senior Secretary at Winner Regional Extension Office at 605-842-1267 for additional information on how to register and/or where to purchase the ServSafe Essentials 6th edition book.

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