3 Goals Every Food Service Manager Should Have in 2023
A new year is a new chance to improve yourself. Some use this time as motivation to exercise more. Others commit to improving financial decisions. The goals are as countless and unique as the individuals making them and involve those from all sorts of industries, including food service.
Whether you do New Year’s resolutions or not, setting goals is always a good idea. Today, we’ll focus on a few goals that food service managers should consider in 2023.
Improving Food Safety
As a manager, it’s your (and/or the owner’s) responsibility to ensure all employees who handle food are properly certified. A food handlers certificate is required in Texas for any food service employee handling food, whether it’s back of the house, front of the house or anywhere in between. While the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requires a food handlers card, it benefits your employees tremendously in several ways, starting with an improvement to their food safety knowledge.
With a food handlers certificate course from a reputable company like American Course Academy, your employees will learn about cross-contamination, how food becomes unsafe, good personal hygiene practices and much more.
Getting Employees Certified
The food handlers in your establishment aren’t the only ones who should be certified, either. If you oversee a team that includes bartenders, a TABC Certification will also come in handy when it comes to teaching them proper alcohol serving practices—especially when it comes to serving alcohol in regulation with state laws. The more managers and employees who learn about proper food safety and alcohol serving techniques via a certification course, the safer our world will be as a result.
Expanding Your Own Knowledge
At the end of the day, improving your food service team starts with you as the manager. If you don’t have a food handlers card or TABC Certification yourself, now is a great time to fix that. While food-service managers are busy people, the good news is that each course only takes a couple of hours (depending on your pace). This may be a requirement for you anyway, as most managers tend to step in and handle food prep or serving when needed (and employers often require a card or certification). Ultimately, if you are certified and knowledgeable, your employees will want to be the same.
If you’re interested in learning more about our food handler course and TABC Certification options, enroll today or give us a call at 972-800-8758.