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The food industry is booming, and food establishments are popping up all over the world. With so much competition, food businesses need to find ways to set themselves apart from their competitors. One way they can do this is by working with Raise the Grade for food safety training courses. Keep reading to learn more and then contact us today to enroll!

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Restaurants and Other Food Establishments

Restaurants, cafés, bars, and other types of food and beverage establishments that work with Raise the Grade will be able to better ensure food quality and food safety standards. Our food safety training courses are designed to teach food handlers and supervisors the importance of food sanitation, proper handling techniques, and food preparation standards. By enrolling in one or more of our ServSave® food safety courses you will be able to set yourself apart from your competitors by showing that you have taken steps to ensure food quality and maintain safe work practices.

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At Raise the Grade, we offer our ServSafe food safety certification courses throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Sign up for our courses in Asheville, Boone, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville NC, Hickory, High Point, Jacksonville, Matthews, Mooresville, Raleigh (English & Espanol), Wilmington, Wilson, Winston-Salem, Anderson, Columbia, Greenville, Rock Hill, Athens, and Augusta. View our upcoming classes and course schedule online.

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About Our Instructors

We are proud to work with highly experienced instructors that have over 150 years of combined experience. Our instructors are experts when it comes to restaurant sanitation, commercial food preparation, corporate training, and more. Meet our instructors!

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Hear it From Others Like You

Curious to learn more about who we have helped through our certification courses? See who we’ve helped raise their grade in the past! If you’re a ServSafe graduate, please feel free to leave a review of your own so we know how you liked the course and what we can do to improve it for the next class.

Raise the Grade offers ServSafe certification courses for all types of food and beverage establishments that will teach you everything you need to know about food handling, sanitation, food storage, and more. Enroll today and gain the knowledge you need to keep your customers safe and your business in compliance with state and local health codes.

Restaurant Reopening Tips


The ability to enjoy a hot sandwich melt with a cold pint seems as far away as Crystal Pepsi. Restaurants need to reopen not only because they are a significant source of income for many folks, but also the need to dissect the intricacies and pure dominance of Alabama Football with other fans is negatively impacting communication skills with my roommate. My wife hates it when I refer to her like that. We’ve done our best to compile an easy to follow restaurant reopening list for foodservice establishments so when the time comes we can all do what we do best, which is to discuss the meaning of life over fine food and drink.

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Do you own a restaurant, café, or another type of food establishment? ServSafe® is an important certification that many people don’t know about but can be crucial in helping food establishments pass inspections and remain a safe place to eat. Keep reading today's post to learn more about everything that the ServSafe certification courses here at Raise the Grade will teach you.

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Food Safety

Food safety is one of the most important aspects of owning a food establishment. Customers want to know that their food is clean and safe, and health inspectors are always on the lookout for establishments that don’t put food safety first. ServSafe certification courses can teach you everything you need to know about keeping your customers safe, from creating safe food handling procedures to proper sanitation methods.

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Cleaning and Sanitizing

Many food establishments are at risk of failing because they do not have proper cleaning and sanitization procedures. These methods help keep your restaurant clean, but more importantly, prevent harmful bacteria from growing on surfaces that come into contact with the food you serve.

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…And More!

Our courses teach mainly food safety and hygiene principles, but there is so much more than that. Specifically, we teach the following in our ServSafe certification courses:

  • The Importance of Food Safety
  • Good Personal Hygiene
  • Time and Temperature Control
  • Preventing Cross-Contamination
  • Safe Food Preparation
  • Receiving and Storing Food
  • Methods of Thawing, Cooking, Cooling and Reheating Food
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
  • Food Safety Regulations

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What’s Included?

When you sign up for our ServSafe certification courses for food establishments, you’ll get more than just a certificate at the end. If you enroll in our courses, you will receive:

  • Online Food Safety Management Training — Online previews of the course and the exam for your convenience
  • ServSafe® Manager Book — Covers the most important principles of food safety
  • ServSafe Coursebook — An academic book used for multi-day training and certification, as well as a reference tool in the workplace
  • ServSafe Food Safety Instructor Tools — The necessary tools to create lesson plans, deliver content, and create an engaging classroom environment
  • ServSafe Food Safety DVDs — Set of videos featuring realistic scenarios that will make learning concepts easier to understand. Also includes discussion guides to reinforce learned concepts.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive ServSafe certification course, look no further than Raise the Grade. Our ServSafe courses are designed to teach you everything you need to know in order to pass your health inspection with flying colors and feel good about the quality of food you’re serving. Enroll today and get started!

servsafe training is the industry's leading food safety certification training provider offering ServSafe classes and training courses in the USA.

ServSafe classes aim to educate the learners about proper food handling and public safety in accordance with the US Food and Drug Administration codes and by-laws. The classes from ServSafe are endorsed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Most of the ServSafe training certifications are also endorsed by local and federal regulating bodies.

The foodservice industry is a dynamic and growing industry with more than 15.6  million workers all over the United States. It is estimated that by 2030, there would be 1.6 million new jobs in the restaurant industry.  According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurants are one of the top private-sector job providers in the country. It means that this sector offers jobs for one in every ten US citizens.

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