Food Service & Responsible Beverage

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Restaurant Training-
Food Manager

Continuing Education

Rice Lake, other locations vary

Responsible Beverage Service

Continuing Education

4 hours | Required for licensing

Hayward, New Richmond, Rice Lake

Get your start in the restaurant or hospitality industry with these short courses. Offerings range from required licensing and certification courses to workshops that will prepare you for a career in food service.


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Courses are offered in-person at many WITC campuses and other convenient locations. Our instructors are experts in the food service and hospitality industries and are passionate about sharing their experience with others.

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CNED

This course prepares certified managers for re-certification by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and is based on the requirements of Wisconsin Food Code Chapter 12-402.11 and the Council on Food Protection Practices Guidelines relating to re-certification training course approval. Course competencies include the requirements for continuing education found in DHS 196. (Formerly known as Foods Sanitation re-certification.

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CNED

This course provides the background information needed for the National Restaurant Association’s Certification exam for sanitation. This exam meets state certification requirements for restaurant managers effective January 1, 1995. The exam will be given at the end of the last class. Course topics include: Microorganisms and food-borne diseases, safe food handling and storage, and standards for cleanliness and sanitation.


About the Courses

Certification courses include:

  • Foods: Sanitation/Restaurant Manager: This course provides the background information needed for the National Restaurant Association’s Certification exam for sanitation, which meets state certification requirements for restaurant managers. The exam will be given at the end of the last class. Course topics include: Microorganisms and food-borne diseases, safe food handling and storage, and standards for cleanliness and sanitation.
  • Food Manager Refresher: This course prepares certified managers for re-certification by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and is based on the requirements of Wisconsin Food Code Chapter 12-402.11 and the Council on Food Protection Practices Guidelines relating to re-certification training course approval. Course competencies include the requirements for continuing education found in DHS 196.
  • Responsible Beverage Service: Students will learn responsible beverage service techniques. Local and state laws will be discussed. Techniques for creating a more profitable business environment by preventing negative and/or unsafe situations in the serving of alcoholic beverages are included. Content will also include implications for legal action against owners and operators of beverage service facilities from inappropriate patron behavior. In general the course is designed to increase the awareness of alcoholic beverage service techniques for owners/operators and the potential for increasing profits through responsible management practices. This course was jointly developed by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and the Wisconsin Technical College System and may fulfill or partially fulfill local municipal ordinance requirements for beverage servers.

Helpful Links

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Stay up-to-date on the latest requirements for food manager certification or training.

Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Resources, news and industry information.

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