Become ServSafe® Certified

January 5, 2015

063014_TCS studentsStarting this month, we will begin offering ServSafe® Food Manager Certification classes and exam opportunities to the general public! Our first class, scheduled for next Monday, January 12, in Newark is already full!

The next class will be held at our Milford branch on Monday, February 23. Interested participants must sign up by January 23. The first two classes will be offered in English, but Spanish classes will be offered later in the year.

The class is a one-day training in the principles of food safety presented by registered ServSafe® instructors.  Instruction will last from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by the exam from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Individuals who complete the training and pass the exam will receive a ServSafe® certificate.  For individuals who already have the current ServSafe® Manager text with answer sheet they will take the exam starting at 4:00 p.m.

The course costs $150 and includes seven hours of food safety training, textbook, lunch and the exam.  For $75, individuals with a current ServSafe® Manager test with answer sheet can take just the exam.

The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification meets Delaware law’s requirements of demonstration of food safety knowledge. The nationally-recognized certification includes training on personal hygiene, cross contamination, time and temperature, receiving and storage and food safety management systems.

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ServSafe® Food Safety training program is respected and trusted by the restaurant industry to provide instruction in essential food safety practices.

“We are proud to offer ServSafe® training to Delaware’s food service industry,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “The training is an extension of our Culinary School. In 2015, workforce development will be an important focus of our mission. We are focused on providing not only new training opportunities, but continuing training opportunities to the food industry.”

2015 class schedule:
February 23 – Milford, English
March 16 – Newark, Spanish
April 20 – Milford, Spanish
May 18 – Newark, English
June 22 – Milford, English
July 20 – Newark, Spanish
August 17 – Milford, Spanish
September 21 – Newark, English
October 19 – Milford, English
November 16 – Newark, Spanish
December 14 – Milford, Spanish

Newark location: 14 Garfield Way
Milford location: 1040 Mattlind Way

To sign up for a class and pay online, please visit For more information, please contact Anna McDermott, Food Bank of Delaware Education Programs Director at or (302) 444-8125.






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