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Massapequa Culinary Students Master Food Safety

Pictured: Massapequa High School culinary arts students, joined by Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Christina Sabbiondo, received certificates for successfully completing a ServSafe food handler training course.

Photo courtesy of the Massapequa School District

About two dozen young chefs at Massapequa High School have obtained their food handler certification, a new option for students in culinary arts classes.

The food handler certification is awarded by the National Restaurant Association through its ServSafe program. Students in the Food and Nutrition, Cooking for Today and College Art of Baking classes could take an online course, then complete a 40-question assessment. The students who successfully passed the test can now work in a restaurant with the knowledge of how to safely handle food. The course aims to teach responsible food service measures and follows current food handling regulations and requirements.

Students received their certificates on Sept. 29. Family and Consumer Sciences teachers Courtney Puricelli and Christina Sabbiondo congratulated their students on this accomplishment.

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