Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Residence Inn by Marriott /November 2008

The Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia congratulates the General Manager of the all new Residence Inn by Marriott in Waynesboro, Va. for passing the ServSafe Manager Certification Course this month.

The new Residence Inn in Waynesboro is located at 44 Windigrove Drive, and boast the usual amenities afford the Marriot brand. Marriott unique among major hotel chains, requires all of its General Manager, Restaurant Managers, and Engineers who service both the guest rooms and the kitchens to be ServSafe Certified.

According to Marriott the "Residence Inn by Marriott is the extended stay hotel that helps you feel connected while away from home and maintain a balance of work and life. Our homelike surroundings invite you to relax, and our community atmosphere make you feel welcome"

Congratulation's are also in order to the owner of "Ristorgnte Al Dente" the newst addition to the IX Building complex located at 925 Second Street SE in downtown Charlottesville, VA. The Food and Beverage Manager is also now ServSafe Certified after having completed our course this month. The hours of operation are 11:45-2pm lunch, 5:30pm -9:30 pm dinner, Sunday Brunch only, and "Closed on Monday".

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The numbers have doubled/ report to workforce network

The Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia is happy to report that our numbers have doubled since last year. "The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 and the Federal Regulations stipulate that the initial or first-year eligibility period, all training providers are required to be re-certified on an annual basis.

In our report to the Director Heather Foor, of the Thomas-Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development which process the report to the Piedmont Workforce Network, our numbers were up 50% over last year. This data is also kept by the National Restaurant Associations Solutions, LLC at

According to the workforce network "the purpose of the re-certification process is to ensure that the programs retained on our approved list provide effective and quality training to the WIA participants. RBC Institute had the following programs certified: ServSafe Certification."

A Match made in Staunton, Virginia

The Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia congratulates recent ServSafe graduate Adam Beckel. Chef Beckel joins the staff at the Zynodoa Restaurant in Staunton, Va,

The owners have a long history of preserving public safety by sending their people to RBC Institute for ServSafe training . At least two persons have graduated in the last year with high scores as did Adam.

Even more to their credit the Zynodoa owners chose a well trained, and experienced Chef in their choice of Adam. He is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute which prides itself on "small classes, hands-on learning, paid internships, and real-life intensity". The Food Network star "Alton Brown, Creator and host of "Good Eats", is a 1997 graduate of NECI.

We wish the Zynodoa Restaurant much success in its future which is virtually assured as long as they continue the tradition of marrying good food with good, well trained, dedicated people.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Good Season for high scores confirmed!

A message from the Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is a good season for high scores on our ServSafe Manager Certification course according to Chef Brown. Almost everyone who has taken the test in the last sixty days, has scored a 90% or above.

Most recently the owner's of Camille's Sidewalk Cafe in Fredericksburg,Va ranked among that elite few. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs McKinney for their commitment to excellence. This location of Camille's Sidewalk Cafe is located in Central Park at the busy intersection of Route 3 and I-95. They have free delivery, and they also cater meetings, parties, showers, receptions, conferences birthdays, and luncheons.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

100% Scores at the Millennium Centre, Johnson City, TN

The Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia is proud to announce scores for Millennium Center graduates. We had not one, but two persons to complete the ServSafe Manager Certification class with 100% scores. This is a first for Chef Brown and these folk were not sitting next to each other. The General Manager and the Executive Chef both had the highest scores in the class at 100%.

This is a testimony to the level of excellence you can expect from the staff and Management there at the Millennium Center in Johnson City, TN. The whole class passed with high scores, and they should be commended for their effort, not to mention the state of the arts facilities they maintain. Congratulation's for your hard work, your focus on the task at hand, and a job well done.