News Release
June 28, 2011


HCC Offering Food Operator Certification Program Starts July 5

BRIDGEPORT- Housatonic Community College will offer a Qualified Food Operator Certification course starting July 5.

The non-credit seminar will cover information needed to pass the ServSafe® Certification exam, which will be offered at the end of the class.  It will cover latest updates in the science of food safety and best practices used in the industry, including the challenges of sanitation, the flow of food through the operation, sanitary facilities, and pest management.

The ServSafe® food safety training program is one of the dining industry's strongest educational tools administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).  ServSafe® Certification is approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Health to meet Qualified Food Operator requirements and is also accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

The class, to be taught by Cedric Grech, will meet July 5, 6 and 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room B123 in Lafayette Hall. The seminar fee is $295 and includes all materials as well as the certification exam.

For more information, contact Evelyn Melendez at 203-332-5057.

Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops.  In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs.  HCC is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution.  To learn more, visit the college’s website at:

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.