ServSafe Food Handler Program In-Person Sign-Up Deadline March 9

The ServSafe Food Handler program is designed for kitchen employees including but not limited to cooks, dish machine operators, shipment receivers and employees who handle and prepare food in restaurants and other food service establishments.

ServSafe Food Handler is the second level of the Nebraska Restaurant Association’s Food Safety First Program. The first level is the ServSafe Manager training program for restaurant owners and foodservice managers.

ServSafe Food Handler Food Safety Training Course will be offered in three locations in west-central Nebraska. The courses will be held:

  • McCook – Tuesday March 23, at the Community Building, Fairgrounds, West 5th & O Street, McCook, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT with registration beginning at 12:45 p.m.
  • North Platte – Wednesday March 24, at the West Central Research, Extension & Education Center, 402 W State Farm Road, North Platte from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT with registration beginning at 12:45 p.m.
  • Lexington – Thursday March 25, at the Dawson County Extension Office Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, 1002 Plum Creek Parkway, Lexington, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m.

Register by March 9 for the in-person classes that will be held in McCook, North Platte, or Lexington. All current Direct Health Measures in effect for the location will be followed.

Registration forms are available at or at

Extension Educators, Andrea Nisley, Nancy Frecks and Brenda Aufdenkamp will teach the ServSafe Food Handler course sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Fifteen employees need to be preregistered to be able to offer the course.

For further information contact these local Extension offices in Lexington at 308-324-5501, in North Platte at 308-532-2683, or in Trenton at 308-334-5666 or toll free at 800-237-5564.