UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Upcoming Events
Mar 2 - Mar 3 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Waynesboro, GA - (117.0 miles) Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
Mar 4 - Mar 6 Preventive Controls for Human Foods Athens, GA - (169.0 miles) This 3-day course has been specifically designed for the food industry and uses industry-specific food safety plans, in addition to the standardized curriculum developed by FSPCA to deliver consistent training to qualify students to be Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals. The goal of this program is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to design, implement, document, and maintain a comprehensive food safety plan for a food processor, to ensure the safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption.
Mar 10 - Mar 11 ServSafe Restaurant Manager Certification Albany, GA - (169.0 miles) MARCH 10 & 11, 2020 (Tuesday & Wednesday) You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 12 hours + exam by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Suzanne Williams. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instructions, and refreshments. Lunch is on your own.
Mar 16 Diabetes Cooking School Albany, GA - (169.0 miles) You’re Sweet Just the Way You Are! FREE Monday, March 16 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm You’re sweet, but sometimes we do need a diabetic dessert! Come learn about each of the sweeteners used in diabetic desserts…from Equal® to Stevia! We will taste test each of these common sweeteners and then have a hands-on laboratory using them in diabetic friendly desserts. Hurry and sign up because slots go fast! Bring an apron and containers for leftovers.
Mar 16 Diabetes Cooking School Albany, GA - (169.0 miles) You’re Sweet Just the Way You Are! FREE Monday, March 16 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm You’re sweet, but sometimes we do need a diabetic dessert! Come learn about each of the sweeteners used in diabetic desserts…from Equal® to Stevia! We will taste test each of these common sweeteners and then have a hands-on laboratory using them in diabetic friendly desserts. Hurry and sign up because slots go fast! Bring an apron and containers for leftovers.
Apr 1 - Apr 2 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Jonesboro, GA - (161.0 miles) UGA Clayton County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF.
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