The International Culinary Studio, New Zealand’s leading online culinary school, has cut the cost of its Food Safety in Catering short course by 75 percent to help New Zealanders meet the food safety obligations.

Normally going for $199, the Food Safety in Catering short course is now only $49 until late November.

The course, which students are given four weeks to complete, can be completed in just under a week.

Designed to enable people to understand basic food safety principles in the kitchen, this course will also help people to become certified to work as a food handler. Successful applicants will learn to:

  • Define food poisoning
  • Define food hygiene
  • Outline hazard analysis critical control points practices and procedures
  • Identify key food safety records
  • Describe the design features of protective clothing for food handlers
  • Identify bad habits and poor hygiene practices
  • Identify resources/facilities and procedures for hand washing
  • List the most important times to wash hands

Not only will successful students become food safety whizzes, but they will also be allowed to complete the City & Guild Food Safety in Catering certificate through a written exam in Christchurch.

“Food safety is something that a lot of people take for granted, but it is one of the most important areas of any food-related business,” said Ingrid Ovenstone, operations manager at International Culinary Studio. “Good food safety practices mean you’re able to provide a pleasant, healthy environment for your customers—minimising the risk of food poisoning and allergic reactions. However, it also ensures you can confidently adhere to New Zealand’s strict food safety legislation, allowing businesses to avoid crippling penalties and fines.”

The International Culinary School is a New Zealand-based culinary school that blends learning and professional qualifications online to Kiwis.

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