Atlantic Cape Offers Sanitation Training Workshop for Foodservice Workers

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a Sanitation Training workshop, 9 a.m. – noon, on four Fridays, Oct. 6-27, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

This 12-hour workshop is a ServSafe Food Safety Training program, developed by the National Restaurant Association to teach restaurant and foodservice professionals how to prevent food-borne illnesses. Participants will learn the importance of proper food storage, preparation, cleaning and sanitizing to ensure safe food handling.

Topics will include principles of food microbiology, food-borne diseases and measures to prevent them. In addition, the workshop will cover regulatory standards and prepare participants to take the National Restaurant Association and the New Jersey State Sanitation examinations. Students will take the exams during the last session, and those who successfully complete the exams will gain a competitive edge in the workforce. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of food preparation workers is expected to grow six percent between 2014 and 2024. Foodservice workers typically work in such venues as restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals and grocery stores.

The workshop fee is $189. This training is offered through the college’s Workforce Development program, which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties. For more details on the Sanitation Training program or other offerings, or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit

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