ServSafe Manager® is a nationally recognized food safety training and certification program established by the National Restaurant Association. This training provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry. This course is designed for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, schools, long-term care facilities and other food-handling establishments. For more information or our brochure, call 308-324-5501.

ServSafe Food Handler® is designed for kitchen employees including, but not limited to: cooks, dishwashing machine operators, shipment receivers and managers who handle, prepare, or work closely with raw food.  ServSafe Food Handler does not replace the ServSafe program.  Rather, it helps to expand the practices and principles of food safety to other emplyees in your establishment.  Upon successful completion of the exam, your employees will receive certification from the National Restaurant Association.  The course is administered by ServSafe certified instructors.

ServSafe is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and used under license by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC.

Food Safety Training Course Offered

ServSafe Food Handler Food Safety Training Course will be offered in three locations in west central Nebraska. The courses will be located at:

McCook – Tuesday, March 23, at the Community Building, Fairgrounds, West 5th & O Street, McCook, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT with registration beginning at 12:45 p.m.

North Platte – Wednesday, March 24, at the West Central Research, Extension & Education Center, 402 W State Farm Road, North Platte from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT with registration beginning at 12:45 p.m.

Lexington – Thursday, March 25, at the Dawson County Extension Office Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, 1002 Plum Creek Parkway, Lexington, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m.

Registration forms are available at

The ServSafe Food Handler program is designed for kitchen employees including but not limited to cooks, dish machine operators, shipment receivers and employees who handle and prepare food in restaurants and other food service establishments. ServSafe Food Handler is the second level of the Nebraska Restaurant Association’s Food Safety First Program. The first level is the ServSafe training program for restaurant owners and food service managers.

Extension Educators, Andrea Nisley, Nancy Frecks and Brenda Aufdenkamp will teach the ServSafe Food Handler course sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Register by March 17 for the McCook site. Ten employees need to be preregistered to be able to offer the course.

For further information contact these local Extension offices in Lexington at 308-324-5501, in North Platte at 308-532-2683, or in Trenton at 308-334-5666 or toll free at 800-237-5564.