Food Handler Program
ServSafe® Food Manager
State and Local Jurisdictions
Who is required to obtain certification?
Employees who work with unpackaged food, food equipment, food utensils or food contact surfaces.
The person in charge (*minimum).
- A Food Handler is a Food Establishment employee who works with unpackaged food, food equipment, food utensils or food contact surfaces. Examples include; food prep, cook, dishwasher and wait staff.
- A ServSafe® Food Manager needs to know the concepts of food safety and their role in providing food safety knowledge to their employees. In addition, they must create opportunities for on-going food safety training.
*Note: ServSafe® is valid for five years and accepted by most federal, state and local jurisdictions. However, this requirement may vary depending on the local requirements in your area, and possibly your own organization’s standards. For both the Food Handler and ServSafe® manager programs check the local jurisdiction and follow the most stringent guidelines.View class calendar for Austin, Houston and San Antonio