Food Services Career Program

Food Service and ServSafe Certification Program

Introduction to Food Service Preparation      (840 hours Part A and B)

This course introduces the basics of the food service industry and standards in food safety.  Students will learn about various cooking methods and sauce making.  Students will be instructed in food safety according to ServSafe® and will be prepared to take the ServSafe® exam.  ServSafe® is the industry’s strongest food safety educational tool and it is administered by the National Restaurant Association.

The final module a student will participate in is a work place learning (WPL) experience as an intern with an employer partner.  The duration of the WPL will be 120 hours over the course of four weeks. Successful completion of this hands-on and lecture based course counts as six months of industry experience. 

This program is on an open admission schedule in which students start the program on the first Monday of every month.  Hours are individually calculated to reach course completion.  This program is listed on the ETPL (Workforce Training Website) and is approved for Pell Grant, Financial Aid Assistance and Veterans Benefits.

Uniform cost is non-refundable.  Classes start the 1st Monday of every month.

For more information please call 973-684-5757 or 973-684-6153.