Rouxbe Offers Free Food Safety Course for Foodservice Industries

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Online culinary training program provides updated course addressing specific information related to coronavirus and how it spreads

It’s now more important than ever that those who handle food -- be it a high-end full service restaurant chef or a member of a retirement home kitchen staff-- be up to date and fully immersed in keeping food safe.

Starting today, Rouxbe, the leading online culinary training program, is offering a free course on food safety to any foodservice organization. Learning about food safety is an important step in preventing illness from unsafe foods or through the transmission of disease from food handlers, including the coronavirus. The course is designed for professionals looking to learn more about food safety, as well as those in need of a refresher given the current outbreak.

“The global restaurant and hospitality industry is being significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as worries over the spread continue to increase,” said Ken Rubin, Chief Culinary Officer at Rouxbe. “It’s now more important than ever that those who handle food -- be it a high-end full-service restaurant chef or a member of a retirement home kitchen staff-- be up to date and fully immersed in keeping food safe. By offering this course free of charge, we hope many will take advantage of these lessons that while always important, are even more critical at this time.”

In addition to providing a general introduction to food safety, this course will address specific instructions that food handlers and operators should be aware of in regards to the coronavirus, and how it spreads. Specific lessons outlined in the course include:

Introduction to Food Safety
Handwashing
Buying Food
Storing Food
Preparing Food
Cleaning Up

Rouxbe is 100% online, and offers cooking courses to individuals as well as industry professionals. Organizations including Whole Foods, Marriott Hotels and Wegmans have trained their cooking staff using Rouxbe tools, along with hundreds of thousands of restaurant chefs and home cooks across the country. Rouxbe is recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as a quality program, and by WorldChefs as Approved Quality Culinary Training.

“Foodborne illness is largely preventable, and it’s critical that anyone involved in handling, preparing or serving food has an important job to play in limiting the risk to others,'' continued Rubin.

About Rouxbe
Rouxbe, the world's leading online culinary school, was founded in 2005 to train people of all abilities to become better, more confident – even healthier – cooks in kitchens around the world. With high definition videos, world-class instructors, peer support and interactive assignments, Rouxbe has set the bar as the new standard in culinary education, providing certificate-level instruction not only to quality restaurants and hospitality organizations, but also to serious home cooks and career changers. Rouxbe’s revolutionary online platform delivers cutting edge e-learning solutions that drive and measure learning outcomes and engagement while providing effective, lower-cost alternatives for training professional cooks. Over 110 hours of foundational training are available in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin and Arabic to hundreds of thousands of cooks in 180 countries. Rouxbe programs are also recognized by both the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation and by WorldChefs as approved training programs.

For more information and latest news about Rouxbe, please visit http://www.rouxbe.com.

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