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ServSafe Certifications

Food Safety Training

Take advanatge of our partnership with FSE Solutions and receive your ServSafe CFPM Certification all in one day at our Test Kitchen. A smoother, more personalized experience than attending online! Secure your seat today for $185!

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Our Partners: Food Safety and Environmental Solutions, LLC

Gator Chef has partnered with Food Safety and Environmental Solutions to offer ANSI accredited Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) courses and Exam certification at Gator Chef's Lisle Illinois Restaurant Equipment and Kitchen Supplies Store. Food Safety and Environmental Solutions offers professional food safety training that focuses on your organization's practical and proven safe food handling practices. In addition, all Health Departments in Illinois and Nationally accept their American National Standards Institute-Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP) approved Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) course and Exam.

Under the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act (410 ILCS 625), Illinois requires foodservice establishments to have at least one certified food protection manager present on all shifts that involve food. This person is responsible for overseeing the food handling and preparation process to prevent occurrences of food-borne illness.

For Illinois, if you have a soon-to-expire IL FSSMC (Food Service Sanitation Manager) certification as of January 1, 2018, Illinois has done away with the FSSMC, so you will need to take an ANSI accredited CFPM course and Exam.

To obtain certification, the City of Chicago requires an additional application and separate fee paid directly to the city.

Our Certified Food Protection Manager courses and Exam are valid for Restaurants and other Foodservice Establishments in The City of Chicago. For more information on the City of Chicago requirements you can contact them here:

An eight-hour ANSI-CFP approved course with a curriculum created by the National Environmental Health Association must be complete to become certified. The Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) course is taught with interactive activities and demonstrations to enhance learning.

The course fee for ServSafe CFPM classes includes the course, advanced study materials, the exam and certificate.

Topics covered include Foodborne Illness, Food Safety Education, Safe Food Handling, Cross Contamination, HACCP, Facilities and Equipment, Integrated Pest Management, Food Safety Regulations, and more.

Certified Food Protection Courses at Gator Chef are available to be taught in English and Spanish. The test can be requested to be taken in other languages upon request.

2024 ServSafe CFPM Certification Classes

English Class Dates

  • Monday, June 10th
  • Monday, July 15th
  • Monday, August 19th
  • Monday, September 30th
  • Monday, November 4th
  • Monday, December 16th

Fechas de Clases en Español

  • Lunes, 20 de Mayo
  • Lunes, 24 de Junio
  • Lunes, 5 de Agosto
  • Lunes, 16 de Septiembre
  • Lunes, 28 de Octubre
  • Lunes, 9 de Noviembre