Updated: Apr 6
If you are one of the food industry professionals who have laid-off, I recommend using this shelter-in-place time to increase your "soft" skills and knowledge, so that when the industry is back on its feet to hire you back, you are ready.
Even if you are not laid-off, I would also encourage you to do the same.
ServeSafe and the state of Washington are offering free resources now.
"Now through April 30, get the essential training every restaurant and foodservice worker needs to keep guests and themselves safe for FREE! This offer includes both online training and assessment."
"Two new, free training videos that address COVID-19 precautions for takeout and delivery. Available in English and Spanish."
"Restaurant-specific online learning designed to help hardworking professionals gain needed skills to advance in their careers."
"Take your career to the next level with complimentary access to frequently requested hospitality online training."
The state of Washington, USA
"Study the Washington State Food and Beverage Workers' Manual to help you prepare for the food safety training class and exam to obtain your food worker card."