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About ServSafe

The National Restaurant Association delivers quality training to restaurant and foodservice professionals.

As the premier provider of educational resources, materials and programs to help attract and develop a strong industry workforce, ServSafe has been the restaurant industry's leading association since 1919 and, together with the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, our goal is to lead America's restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, & participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve.

12.8m

12.8 Million Americans Employed

960k

960,000 Training Locations

$604b

$604 Billion in 2011 Sales

ServSafe® Food Safety Manager Training Program

Online & Offline Certificate Courses

The ServSafe Food Safety Training program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the restaurant industry. More than 4 million foodservice professionals have been certified through the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP). ServSafe training and certification is recognized by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification.

Educate & Inform

Since 1919, we have been the restaurant industry's leading association and, together with the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, our goal is to lead America's restaurant industry to a new era of prosperity, prominence and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve.

Scholarships Program

This program provides scholarships, that start at $2,500, to high school students and undergraduate students; and scholarships to educators, that start at $1,750, who have demonstrated a commitment to continuing their restaurant and foodservice education and pursuing a career in the industry. This program is funded through corporate and individual contributions, as well as proceeds from the sale of products and annual events.

Prostart® Program

Involving nearly 90,000 high school juniors and seniors, the ProStart program puts students on paths for careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Conducted in close partnership with state restaurant associations, the ProStart program combines classroom instruction with mentored work-site experiences, and is currently available in more than 1,700 schools in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and 14 U.S. military bases at home and abroad.

Scholarships Program : By the Numbers

$2500+

For HS & College Students

$1750+

Toward Supporting Educators

Scholarships Program : By the Numbers

1700+

Schools Participating

45+

States Recognizing

14+

Military

ServSafe Alcohol® Program

Online & Offline Certificate Courses

The risk management training and certification program outlines effective, responsible alcohol-service practices for all front-of-the-house staff: bartenders, waiters, hosts, busers, security, and valets. Using a holistic approach, the program advocates team-based prevention of various challenging intoxication situations.

Advance & Empower

At the National Restaurant Association, we strive to help every one of our members build customer loyalty, find financial success and provide rewarding careers in foodservice.

MANAGEFIRST® COLLEGE STUDENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The ManageFirst program is a unique, competency-based certificate program developed for colleges and universities. Created with input from more than 200 industry experts, including academics, operators, trainers, hiring managers, and executives, the ManageFirst Program focuses on 12 topics deemed essential for management success in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries.

FoodService Management Professional®

The FoodService Management Professional credential distinguishes restaurant and foodservice managers who achieve the high level of knowledge, experience, leadership, and professionalism that the restaurant industry most desires.

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