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New Food Handler Mandate Impacts Students

New Food Handler Mandate Impacts Students

As of September 1, 2016 all restaurant employees dealing with food, including students if they are providing food to customers other than in the classroom, are required to have a food handler permit.

All hourly food handlers in Texas will need to obtain food safety training before September 1, 2016. The Texas Food Establishment Rule (TFER) 228 mandates that “all food employees, except for the certified food manager, shall successfully complete an accredited food handler training course, within 60 days of employment.” This rule will officially be enforced September 1 of this year.

Along with this rule change, there was a law change with Texas Senate Bill SB-582 that made it so all health departments in the state of Texas must recognize any ANSI-accredited food handler training.

To order Food Handler training materials contact Steve Henige, shenige@restaurant.org, Academic Sales Manager of the National Restaurant Association.

Questions? Contact Yvonne Loya-Saenz at 800/395-2972 x 154 or yloya@tramail.org.

National ProStart Invitational Results

National ProStart Invitational Results

A Texas-sized congratulations is in order to our Texas ProStart teams. The culinary team from the Academy of Culinary Arts & Hospitality at Byron Nelson High School finished 3rd and in the national competition. Our management team from New Caney High School placed 1st.

We are so excited and proud of these students. Their months of hard work was recognized as among the best in the nation. This is a win for the students, teachers, mentors and state; we are grateful to share in their joy.

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2016 National ProStart Invitational Results

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[span6][table td1=”Place” td2=”Management Winners” td3=”Culinary Winners”] [td1] 1st [/td1] [td2] Texas – New Caney High School [/td2] [td3]Ohio – Polaris Career Center [/td3]
[td1] 2nd [/td1] [td2]Florida – Eastside High School[/td2] [td3]Michigan – Plymouth Canton Educational Park [/td3]
[td1] 3rd [/td1] [td2]Colorado – Grandview High School[/td2] [td3]Texas – The Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Byron Nelson High School[/td3][td1] 4th [/td1] [td2]Michigan – Saginaw Career Complex[/td2] [td3]Kansas – Olathe Public Schools[/td3]
[td1] 5th [/td1] [td2]Minnesota – Sauk Rapids-Rice High School[/td2] [td3]Oregon – South Salem High School[/td3][/table]

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2016 W. PRICE JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Winners Selected

2016 W. PRICE JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Winners Selected

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 W. PRICE JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!

Savana Autrey | Vista Ridge High School
Will be attending Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts – Austin

Micah Cohn | Victory Early College High School
Will be attending Johnson & Wales University – North Miami

Jazlyn Hernandez | Wylie High School
Will be attending The Art Institute of Houston

Shannon Knapp | The Woodlands High School
Will be attending Johnson & Wales University – Providence, RI

Mason Matias
Currently attending the University of Texas at Austin

Madeline Rodriguez | Lubbock High School
Will be attending the Culinary Institute of America – San Antonio

Taylor Zebendon | Royse City High School
Will be attending El Centro College

Texas ProStart Culinary Educators Training Conference

Texas ProStart Culinary Educators Training Conference

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The 13th Annual Texas ProStart Culinary Educators Training Conference is July 22-24, 2016 at the Culinary Institute of America – San Antonio. Attendees will learn from CIA certified chefs, attend education series and participate in breakout sessions. There will be a beginners boot camp on Thursday, July 21st before the general conference. This additional day of training will introduce and refresh instructors on the programs and services made available to them by the Education Foundation and Texas ProStart.

To attend register here. For more information about the conference click here.

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