Earn Your Food Manager Certification 100% Online

Food Manager

Our food manager certification courses provide state-specific instruction to food service management professionals. The 100% online program makes it simple to become a certified food manager and meet your employer's training requirements.

This course is designed for managers or supervisors in charge of employees who handle, prepare, store or work around food. Our comprehensive and easy-to-follow course will provide the essential knowledge and skills needed to practice safe food management in the retail food industry.

Once you pass the food safety manager certification exam, you can instantly download your food manager certificate.

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Who Needs Food Manager Training?

Food manager training is often mandatory for employees who manage workers that handle or prepare food. This includes managers or supervisors of employees who handle unpackaged food, utensils, food equipment or food-contact surfaces.

Your state, local jurisdiction or employer may require food safety manager certification. The Texas Department of State Health Services, for example, requires certain food establishments to employ at least one certified food manager who directs and controls the safe preparation of food.

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Food Manager Training FAQs

What is a food manager?

Food managers have direct supervision over employees who handle food, which involves everything from food preparation to service, storage and presentation. In addition to supervising the preparation and service of food, food managers play a key role in ensuring employees follow all applicable food safety regulations.

What are the responsibilities of a food manager?

Food managers protect their businesses from liability by ensuring that all employees under their supervision follow food safety regulations and practice effective hygiene. They play a key role in preventing foodborne illnesses that often result from unsanitary working practices.

Job duties for food service management employees include inspecting equipment and work areas, training employees on food safety, developing and enforcing food safety protocols and supervising the preparation and storage of food.

What establishments are required to have a certified food manager?

Examples of establishments that may need a certified food manager include:

  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Bars and lounges
  • Retail food stores
  • School cafeterias
  • Detention facilities
  • Catering operations
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Theaters
  • Hotels

What will I learn in the food manager training course?

Topics covered in food manager certification training include:

  • Foodborne diseases
  • Food protection and preparation
  • Food handler practices
  • Food service facilities
  • Management practices
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Plan (HACCP)
  • Receiving and storing foods
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Time and temperature controls
  • Preventing cross contamination

Do I need to complete my food manager training in one sitting?

No. Our online courses give you the ability to log on and off as need, taking the course at a time and pace convenient for you.