The State of Georgia requires every food service establishment in the state to have at least one person on premises during hours of operation trained and certified for safe food handling.  The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe program is one of the top professional certification programs in the nation.  Holding a current ServSafe certificate increases job opportunities and compensation rates.
Topics covered include personal hygiene; receiving, cooking, holding and storage temperatures for foods; bacteria, parasites, viruses, molds, and fungi that cause food poisoning; HACCP programs; and Integrated Pest Control programs.
The test is a 90-question proctored exam, which is administered under controlled conditions.  A maximum of 2 hours is allowed to take the exam.  The student must receive a score of at least 75% to pass the exam and obtain the certification.  There is a separate $40 fee if re-testing is required.


Once the student has successfully passed the exam, a certificate suitable for framing is issued by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF).  Certification is valid for five years and can be renewed.   Scores can be obtained at the end of the testing session.  Students can then print their certificates at home.

(minimum 3 -5 students)

This will be an on-line exam, please bring a laptop or netbook to take the test upon.  If you do not have one, let me know, I have a limited number of spare devices to loan out.  

Program Cost: $175.00  per student for the one-day training and exam, including the book, study guide and online exam access code.  This one-day session is recommended for food service professionals and those with a basic understanding of kitchen operations.  For beginners that need more detailed instruction, please contact me to schedule a longer class.   

 1-Day Training and Testing – 8 hrs.

 $ 175 per student 3-5 students

6-30 students               $ 150 per student

Click the link below to send your payment to Chef Christy.  Deadline to get materials ordered for this Feb 5th class is Jan 12th  2018.

Send an email to me at: with your name and a contact phone number.  Details about receiving the materials and exact meeting place will be provided 2 weeks prior to the class date.

2-Day Training and Testing – 12 hrs.

3 (min.) – 5 students     $ 225 per student

6-30 students               $ 200 per student

5-Day Training and Testing – 20 hrs.

3 (min.) – 5 students     $ 275 per student

6-30 students               $ 250 per student

10-Week Training & Testing – 30hrs.

5 (min.) – 10 students   $ 350 per student

11-30 students              $ 325 per student

Testing Only (as available)    $ 50 per test seat

Training facilities may be provided by the client or can be booked for an additional charge. Training dates will be reserved upon receipt of a 50% non-refundable deposit.