The restaurant industry has been hit as hard as any other by the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to the free ServSafe courses aimed at keeping our workers and the dining public safe, the National Restaurant Association wants to help you position yourself for career opportunities that will become available when our industry is able to open its doors and host guests again.
is a series of stackable credentials through the National Restaurant Association. I think this credential is very attainable for any student who has been working in restaurants as the prerequisites to sit for the exam are 400 hours of work experience, ServSafe Food Handler certificate or equivalent, and a character reference.
is offering two learning suites. The Restaurant Professional is the one which I think would be great for high school students and will prepare them if they choose to sit for the exam which is $50 to take. It does need a proctor so if they get that point, let me know.
Restaurant Professional Learning Suite
5 Modules | approx. 4 hours
For individuals just starting their restaurant career and working in roles like bartender, cashier, cook, host or server. Topics include:
* Front-of-the-House Service & Communication
* Front-of-the-House Basic Operations
* Back-of-the-House Pre-Production
* Back-of-the-House Production
* Basic Business Operations