July 1, 2014

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  • As Long as Food Service Never Stops, Neither Should Food Safety Training
  • Rollercoaster or Parallel Trains

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We Interrupt your regular programming with insightful and sometimes amusing posts from your peers.  Read and enjoy these recent posts to the member blogs on CHART's Home Page!

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As Long as Food Service Never Stops, Neither Should Food Safety Training
by Patrick Yearout

As a trainer in the restaurant industry, I am expected to be an expert on a wide variety of topics and skillsets. On any given day, I could spend time working with our managers and employees on leadership principles, communication skills, recruiting, hiring, service, portioning, inventory control, cash control, delegation of tasks, and on and on.

But none of these comes close to being the most important ongoing training topic for my profession – that would definitely be food safety. Even though all foodservice employees here in Washington state must take a food handler course and pass a test before they can work in any restaurants, I do not believe that initial training is sufficient to make sure all of our guests consistently receive delicious and safe food and leave our establishments happy and healthy. As long as the food service never stops, in my opinion, neither should the food safety training.

If you agree with this thinking, then here are eight strategies that your company can adopt to help provide that ongoing training and ensure safe food coming out of your kitchens: Read More.

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Rollercoaster or Parallel Trains
by Calvin Banks

As I close out my time as CHART President, I would like to take a moment to reflect on not only the past 2 years as President-Elect and President, but the 4 years in total I have been blessed to be a part of the board.

The past 4 years many have seen some ups and downs in the training world. Budgets were slashed and increased, positions were eliminated and brought back, but at the end of the day we all have ended up doing more. This is also what I have seen from CHART during this same time period… more. We have had more first time attendees, more vendors, more ideas, and more breakthroughs. Read more


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