Serving safe food is not an option, it is a requirement. Regardless if you work in a kitchen or in a Food Bank, knowing how to safely order, receive, store, handle, cook and serve food is extremely important in any food service establishment.
ServSafe is a nation-wide program to provide food facility operators the basic knowledge to serve safe food. It is an 8 hour session with an exam at the end of the course. This 8 hour session has been broken up into 2 days, 4 hours each day. On the last day of the class, there will be a ServSafe exam. Once you pass the exam, you will receive a ServSafe certificate that is good for 3 years in the state of California.