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Foods II Class Earns ServSafe Certificates

Front Row: David Plyler, Meghan Kaplan, Bethany Johnson, Danielle Outen. Back Row: Lindsey May, Zach Wells, Anthony Toscana, Natalie Kiser, Salvatore Tantillo, Brianna Hogan, Gabriel Nelson, Joey Spangler

Ms. Frink's first period Foods II class flash their hard earned ServSafe certificate. Congratulations: Lindsey May, Zach Wells, Anthony Toscana, Natalie Kiser, Salvatore Tantillo, Brianna Hogan, Gabriel Nelson, Joey Spangler, Danielle Outen, Bethany Johnson, Meghan Kaplan, and David Plyler.
Those certified but unfortunately did not make the picture: Tyler Butler, Braxton Brosch, Alyssa M. Cable, Ethan Julson, Nathan Morris, and Jessica Taylor.
For the past semester, Foods II has been diligently working towards earning our ServSafe certificates. Brianna Hogan says "Although earning my certificate was no walk in the park, I feel so accomplished knowing I can now safely cook and prepare pork chops and other foods". We have been learning new rules and standards to ensure the safety of all of the food we cook. Some of these include the correct temperatures to cook meat and vegetables to, how to calibrate a thermometer, sanitation, potential hazards, and storage of foods. We have practiced these techniques in the kitchen cooking, presentations, and doing countless worksheets. It is important for all of Foods II to be certified because it guarantees safety to those who purchase from our in-school restaurant (Foods II Go) as well as our own safety when we cook in kitchen labs for ourselves. Natalie Kiser says “I am glad I got ServSafe certified because it will help me pursue my dream job of becoming a food industry worker". Lindsey May agrees by stating “My social life has expanded greatly since I've been certified, and my cool wallet sized certificate impresses my peers". We encourage everyone to join the craze and earn the certificate too. Anyone interested can go to www.servsafe.com and start today on the path to success!

Written by: Natalie Kiser, Brianna Hogan, Lindsey May, students
Posted: Apr 23, 2010 by Cheryl Edwards

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