Workforce Development

Hospitality Fundamentals

Dates & Times: Fall 2021 TBD
150 hours
Fee: $1,200

Students enrolled will learn fundamental aspects of sanitation, safety, cooking skills, and restaurant operations, in addition to ServSafe Foodhandler and TIPs certifications.  150 Hour course.  Certificate can be applied for up to 5 credits in A.A.S. degree programs.

*Tuition Assistance Available*

Part one: Lecture and Lab

Dates & Times:  Fall 2021 TBD 

In-person Hospitality Luncheon Orientation: Tour, Class overview, Lunch provided, and instructor introduction.

Etiquette dinner in the private dining room at Savor.

Part Two: Hands-on Experience

Dates & Times:   Fall 2021 TBD

105 Hours • 


ServSafe Food handler

Dates & Times: Fall 2021 TBD
Fee: $100

The ServSafe Food Handler Certificate verifies basic food safety knowledge and is for individuals in food handler employee-level positions. Upon successful completion of the ANSI ASTM 2659 accredited Food Handler course and 40-question exam, the employee will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the National Restaurant Association that can be printed from a secure section of the website.

ServSafe Manager

Dates & Times: Fall 2021 TBD
Fee: $200

The ServSafe Manager Certification verifies that a manager or person in charge has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness. Individuals that successfully pass the 90-question, the multiple-choice exam will receive a ServSafe Manager Certification and wallet card. The ServSafe Manager Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the Conference for Food Protection Standards.

The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Food Safety training program is widely recognized and respected in the foodservice industry. Here’s why.

  • Uses quality materials and exams created by foodservice and regulatory experts exclusively for the foodservice industry
  • Reinvests proceeds from programs back into the industry
  • A single source, one-stop-shop for both food safety training and the certification examination
  • Delivers up-to-date regulatory information
  • Provides support from foodservice subject matter experts available to answer questions
  • Offers flexible online, classroom, in-unit, and one-on-one training and examination options

TIPs Training

Dates & Times: Fall 2021 TBD
Fee: $75

Retailers who use TIPS benefit immediately by reducing risk and creating a safer, more responsible environment. TIPS training can:

  • Reduce exposure to alcohol liability lawsuits.
  • Ensure alcohol training in compliance with state regulations.
  • Reduce penalties for alcohol violations.
  • Prevent property damage.
  • Lower insurance premiums.
  • Improve customer service and professionalism.


Rhonda Bivins-Talley
Phone: 716-614-6284
Location: A-236

Emily Lonigan
Phone: 716-210-2550
Location: NFCI