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Proper Hand Care

Posted: 06/07/2024
In the food service industry, we rely on our hands -- from prep to dishwashing to service to cleaning, and everything in between, it's our responsibility to take care of them to keep our food and customers safe. Proper Handwashing -- make sure you've got a fully stocked handwashing sink, and ensure all employees are trained on how....

The Holidays are Almost Here: is your team ready for the rush?

Posted: 10/27/2023
Somehow it's already the end of October, and it's time for holiday menu planning, staffing up for busy season, and ensuring that staff are trained. Training is one of the most important systems we have in place: it keeps our operations clean and our food safe. Whether its receiving products correctly, cooking items to the proper temperature....

Pathogens: how to keep them out of the kitchen

Posted: 01/24/2023
Let's talk about pathogens -- the biological contamination that we need to keep out of the kitchen. When you join one of our classes, pathogens are one of the first things we talk about. We go over the four pathogens that can contaminate food and cause foodborne illness: Bacteria Viruses Parasites Fungi Not only do we go over....

Featured Recipe: Rugelach

Posted: 12/16/2022
This is an ultimate feel-good cookie, great at anytime of the year. Melt in your mouth delicious and an inifinite number of filling possibilities...what more could you ask for? This is a personal favorite from our instructor Rachel. Ingredients 4 cups all purpose flour 1 pound cream cheese 1 pound cold butter heavy pinch of salt fillings vary (see....

Featured Recipe: Black Tea Punch

Posted: 12/02/2022
Black Tea Punch This recipe comes from our instructor Rachel, and it’s perfect for those big gatherings that many of us have this time of year! The original recipe makes “50 punch cup servings,” but it’s so delicious that it does not last long. Black Tea Punch is non-alcoholic, and super refreshing as is…but if....

Featured Recipe: Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Posted: 11/29/2022
We have another delicious dish from Jerry -- this time, a side dish that everyone can enjoy! (If you're vegan, vegetarian, or don't eat pork, you can easily omit the bacon). Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash with Bacon & Pine Nuts 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed Extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Pinch of red pepper flakes 1/3....

Featured Recipe: Nantucket Pie

Posted: 11/21/2022
This comes from our instructor Marie: a sweet dessert to help you use up some of those cranberries you may have left from Thanksgiving, and it’s also “easy and delicious!”   Ingredients Topping ˇ      2 cups of halved fresh cranberries ˇ      ˝ cup chopped walnuts....

Pumpkin Bread -- a timeless and delicious treat for the fall!

Posted: 11/16/2022
Mrs. Pearson’s Pumpkin Bread This recipe comes from our instructor Rachel; when her mother was very young, her neighbor Mrs. Pearson used to make this in the fall to share at afternoon tea, and it has been a beloved family favorite ever since. This particular pumpkin bread is extra delicious in two ways --  it’s incredibly custardy compared....

Basic Sausage & Herb Stuffing for Thanksgiving

Posted: 11/09/2022
As we get closer to Thanksgiving, we wanted to feature some recipes from our HRFoodSafe staff! Today's recipe is for a delicious autumnal sausage stuffing from our instructor Jerry -- and let's be honest, this stuffing would be perfect any time of the year! It's a great addition to any holiday table. ~~~~~ Jerry's Basic....

Your Time is Precious: consider a private ServSafeŽ class!

Posted: 10/28/2022
We're now only 2 months away from 2023 -- how did the year fly by so quickly?! -- and the countdown to the holidays has begun. Thanksgiving is only weeks away, followed swiftly by the December holiday season and New Year's celebrations. It can be hard to to find one of our ServSafeŽ classes that fits....
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