Have you or anyone working with food at your inn taken a food handlers or safe serve course?

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I worked for the Department of Defense for over 25 years.  One of the hats I wore during that time was being in charge of the multimedia center ( I ran slide shows for briefings)  During that time I received food handling training by osmosis having to listen to the class probably 50+ times with pictures and diagrams.  Every question I may have had was asked and answered during that time.

 

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That's a great accomplishment! Congrats to her!

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Congratulations to your daughter!

 

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Hurray! I took daughter to the SafeServ class today. It was awesome as they set up a class just for us and even had hands on stuff.  She passed! She will get her cert in the mail this week.

I was so thrilled about this, as you may or may not know she has learning problems/communication problems, and all my harking in the kitchen paid off! (for once!) So some of the stuff was already ingrained into her from helping me, and serving guests.

I will take a photo of her with it when it arrives.  it may seem insignificant for many, but this is a milestone right here. I hope it really boosts her confidence!

 

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WOW...that is something to be proud of!  Give her a pat on the back from all of us.

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That is super!  ((((((hugs))))) from me!

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YEAH..that is great! See you do have a positive effect on your kids. 

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Sweet!

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That ServSafe certificate should be worth her weight in gold.  Congrats!!

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Congratulate her for me, please. That is great. Passing tests is not an easy thing - turns you all nervous and sweaty. And when you want it soooooo bad, it makes you go brain-dead (I lost my coveted Golden Horseshoe due to brain-dead want).

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gillumhouse wrote:

Congratulate her for me, please. That is great. Passing tests is not an easy thing - turns you all nervous and sweaty. And when you want it soooooo bad, it makes you go brain-dead (I lost my coveted Golden Horseshoe due to brain-dead want).

Well as part of the hands on section for fun, really, we had to identify different "unknown" substances, household substances.  It was pretty cool and sheesh I got GRITS wrong. I put polenta, so they let me have it. it IS the same thing. Smiling

I would love to do this at the next Innmates gathering, I could come up with a ton of white stuff from our inns (you can't taste or touch them either):

  1. baking soda
  2. baking powder
  3. icing sugar
  4. sugar
  5. flour (all purp/self rising/bread flour)
  6. artif sweeteners
  7. laundry deterg (unscented)
  8. dishwasher deterg 
  9. powder cleanser like Comet
  10. epson salts
  11. table salt
  12. Grits
  13. Corn starch
  14. Corn meal
  15. etc.  

I wrote them down for future use, it would be fun. Some are pretty tricky!

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Now you have me wondering about some of those.  I might just pull out my baking soda, baking powder and corn starch to compare them.  That's a hard test. 

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That would be tricky!!! Some of those are very similar in texture and color. I would be in doo-doo as I have no idea what dishwasher detergent looks like as I do not use it and do not use epsom salts either.

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gillumhouse wrote:

That would be tricky!!! Some of those are very similar in texture and color. I would be in doo-doo as I have no idea what dishwasher detergent looks like as I do not use it and do not use epsom salts either.

I got epsom salts wrong. I used them for our ferns but never looked super closely at them, side by side with others, and they had no scent either.

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Online or video training required before taking test.  Card good 3 years, then repeat.

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We are not required to do it here, and we aren't even inspected! I have taken it and I have asked for the inspections. But they 'DON'T like to do it (I think they think its a waste of their time, and just adding more to their plate). 

 

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Not only are we required to take the course and pass the test (75%), but we must re-certify, taking a brush up course and another test, every 5 years.   

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Same here in Massachusetts.  Required course and must be taken every 5 years.  As I am my only staff member, I was glad I passed smiley

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It is now required that everyone in my state who handles food in the bed and breakfast needs to take the Safeserve course.  No longer can one person such as a manager take it and then train the others.  Everyone must.  I think it is a good thing because it is good stuff to know for everyone's safety.

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They never asked us to take any classes.  We were given a book of regulations & we get inspected occasionally. But, that's all... 

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It may not be required in your state. I believe in ours unless you have a commercial kitchen you are not required to take the course but many do take it.

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We are required to take a food handlers class. Even servers for church dinners are required.

 

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