Serv Safe Scholarships Available to Van Buren County Food establishments

The Van Buren County Extension Council is currently awarding ten scholarships to assist food establishments located in Van Buren County that send staff to this course. Each establishment is limited to one scholarship. The deadline to attend a course is June 15, 2023. For more information, contact Sara Sprouse at

Whether you are a food service manager or an employee, using current best practices in safe food handling is essential to keep your food establishment in compliance and protect the health of both customers and staff.

ServSafe® - Certified Food Protection Manager Course

Intended audience: Food service managers and employees

Format: One 6-hour course plus certification exam

Certification: Upon successfully passing the exam, certified by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation as aFood Protection Manager

ServSafe® - Food Handler Training

Intended audience: Food handlers employed in foodservice (non-managerial capacity)

Format: One 2-hour workshop

ServSafe® Food Handler is not offered as a certification program; nor does the training meet requirements for Certified Food Protection Manager designation.