Food Safety Training


Foodservice Sanitation Manager Certification Courseschef

All classes/exams listed below meet the requirement for food safety manager certification as listed by the Conference for Food Protection and the Virginia State Food Code.

Upcoming Food Safety Classes Offered Locally:


ServSafe Manager Certification Training – TBA

This two-day, 16-hour introductory food safety management course is appropriate for food service managers and chefs working in hotels, restaurants, schools, clubs, and institutions.  After completing the class, participants take a certification exam from the National Restaurant Association.  For payment questions, contact Ruth Schrecongost (434) 872-4580.  For class questions contact Casandra Styles (434) 972-6261 or email her at Casandra.Styles@VDH. virginia.gov.

For more information click here.


ServSafe Class Foodservice Manager Recertification Course

Offered by PVCC Workforce Services

This one day accelerated class is designed for the seasoned foodservice professional who wants to renew their certification and learn the latest science regarding food safety and food borne illness prevention. Operators new to the industry will need to prepare for the course by purchasing the book prior to the class and reading at least the first 3 chapters. The nationally recognized ServSafe® online exam will be administered at the end of the class. You will have to complete a short student registration process with PVCC to sign up for the class and register separately for the exam with Servsafe.

The cost for the class is $129 and there is a separate charge of $36 for the standardized ServSafe®exam administered at the end of the day.  Alternatively, you may purchase the ServSafe Manager Textbook, Sixth Edition with online exam voucher for an additional $68 from the PVCC bookstore.  If you opt not to purchase the book, you will need to pay for and register for the online exam using a credit card at http:/www.servsafe.com.   At the time of registration, you may request to take the exam in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin or Modern), Korean, Arabic, or Vietnamese.   Students must be able to understand spoken English and read English.  You can also order the book online at:  http://www.servsafe.com

Please bring your Servsafe student user name and password along with your online exam voucher to the class in order to take the exam

When:       August 14 and September 14, 2019

Time:         8:30 am-5:00 pm
Where:     Piedmont Virginia Community College, Workforce Services, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va
To register:     Contact PVCC Workforce Services at 434-961-5354 or email Workforce@pvcc.edu
Cost:                 $129 plus cost for exam voucher


Safe Food Handling Class

Do you:

  • Shop, prepare, or serve food to the public?
  • Work in the food service industry as a cook, server, chef, etc?
  • Prepare and serve food at temporary events, festivals, fairs, farmer’s markets. etc?
  • Cook or serve food to raise money for your local organization by preparing and serving food at fairs or street festivals?
  • Cook and serve food for your school, church, or civic group?

Then this class if for you!  You can learn:

  • How to prevent or minimize the risk of spreading foodborne illness when preparing or serving the public
  • How to use a food thermometer and gloves properly
  • Understand how the health of employees can compromise food safety
  • Methods to keep food safe and preparation surfaces clean

A certificate of attendance will be issued along with FREE food safety tools

When: To be announced
Time:  5–8 PM
Cost:  Free
Where: Thomas Jefferson Health District, Entrance #3, 1138 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville


One Day Registered ServSafe Proctor & Certified ServSafe Instructor Class

When: July 10, 2019
Time:  8:30 AM – 5 PMPM
Where: Albemarle County Office Building, Charlottesvile, VA
For more information click here: ServSafe July 2019


Two Day Registered ServSafe Proctor & Certified ServSafe Instructor Class

When: October 28 AND November 4, 2019
Time:  9 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Albemarle County Office Building, Charlottesvile, VA
For more information click here:  Oct-Nov 2019 ServSafe