We provide Georgia's foodservice industry with food safety training using the National and Georgia Restaurant Associations ServSafe® program.
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has approximately 25 county-based educators in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) who teach area ServSafe® workshops in various locations throughout the state. These Extension agents are members of the University's Public Service faculty and have obtained ServSafe® food protection manager certification and certified instructor status. Extension has been offering ServSafe® manager and employee certification programs throughout the state since 1997.
Cooperative Extension provides research-based educational programs to Georgia citizens as part of the University of Georgia's outreach to the state. Programming is offered in family and consumer sciences (including food safety and nutrition), agricultural and environmental sciences, and 4-H/youth development. Extension is administered by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Warnell School of Forest Resources cooperating.
The Georgia Restaurant Association represents an industry comprising over 19,000 food service and drinking places in the state of Georgia with total sales in excess of $11 billion and provide more jobs (350,000+) than any other non-government employer in the state.
The Georgia Restaurant Association's ServSafe® program offers training for every level of your organization in a variety of training delivery methods, from textbooks and videos to CD-ROM and classroom trainings. The GRA also offers ServSafe® Train-the-Trainer courses as well as the ServSafe® Alcohol program. A complete listing of their course offerings and other programs and services can be found at the Georgia Restaurant Association website.