Coffee County Central High School Culinary III and IV students who pass a practice food safety ServSafe test will be able to take a food protection manager certification test free of charge through a Carl Perkins grant that Director of Career and Technical Education program, Richard Skipper, secured for CHS toward industry-recognized certifications.

This grant will allow these students to advance in the food service industry and could allow them to CLEP out of sanitation classes or examinations in culinary school.

These are third year students that take food safety very seriously and have a culinary class twice a day.

Most of these students have passed the food handler course (or will be taking it) and will be taking the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification from the National Restaurant Association.

This is the second year CHS has offered this certification through the Hospitality and Tourism Culinary Arts program, but because of this grant many more students are getting the opportunity to take the test this year. Culinary teachers Angela Neal and Becki Louden are certified Servsafe instructors and registered examination proctors.

Senior Culinary IV students, also have, received new chef uniforms, complete with their names embroidered on the jacket.

The students will wear their uniforms for all the banquets that the department will cater this year.