Friday, October 24, 2008

ServSafe Classes/ Nov-Dec 2008

Persons who are interested in signing up for ServSafe classes for the month of November 2008 should hurry and sign up soon. The closer it gets to the year end the more calls we get for people registering for the available classes.

Currently there are four classes scheduled for each month, two in Charlottesville and two in Fredericksburg,VA. The cost of the class is $175 which includes the textbook and the exam. The class is a one day (8hr) class, with the exam given at the end of the day.


Location: Camille's Sidewalk Cafe/Conference Room in the Central Park Shopping Center,1911 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg,Va(22401). In Charlottesville:VOP Building at 703 Concord Ave, (22903), (on the second floor rear entrance overlooking the parking lot).

You may pay via credit card or debit card by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and follow the prompts (checks accepted (10) days prior to day of class). Books will be mailed or hand delivered if you register in time, see you there. For more information go to, find a class.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Place to go in Louisa, VA / Los Tres Potrillos

The Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia sends best wishes to a new area restaurant. Our most recent graduate of the ServSafe Manager Certification course is Juan Carlos Andrade, the proud owner of Los Tres Potrillos, located at 406 East Main Street, Louisa, VA.

Juan moved here from California after his uncle did the advance research to find a good location for his new venture. He says's "after sinking all his resources in the restaurant, his current employees are mostly family and friends". However, he is able to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and good customer service. When you are in the Louisa - Zion Cross Roads area due stop in and say hello to Juan or (call 540-967-3626) .

Monday, October 6, 2008

Phone numbers have changed/ message remains the same.

The Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia wants you to know about "ServSafe"@ a product of the National Restaurant Associations Solutions, LLC. (formerly the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation/ NRAEF), and taught by Chef Ralph Brown,Sr, a Certified Instructor.

For years now Chef Brown has been sounding the alarm about food safety in restaurants and other food establishments. He has certified employees in a lot of different places in the area, however the message remains the same over time. A foodborne illness can make someone very,very sick, and people are usually the number one cause.

Anyone can take this course, and benefit from this valuable information both at home and at work. However, because restaurants feed so many people, their management is required by law to have a certain amount of food safety knowledge. In the past it has seemed like "Top Secret" information, restaurants really didn't try to hide their lack of help or knowledge. Now, with so many different outbreaks; food borne illness has grabbed our attention in the main stream media.

The question is what can we do to keep our food safe, "answer", enroll in Chef Brown's class "Today". New number: 434-806-9762. Also look for the ServSafe Managers Certification Certificate in the restaurants and places where you eat frequently.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Breakfast at Holy Temple with Chef Brown

The Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia announces a new breakfast outreach at Holy Temple Church.

Chef Brown and the members of the C H Brown Christian Center had been worshipping at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Main street for the last five years. Rev Brown began the fellowship after his father, the late Rev C H Brown died in January of 1996. In July of 2008 the small congregation voted to return to the Holy Temple Church of God In Christ as members under the current Pastor Samuel Walker.

The Reverend Walker and the Brown family including Mother Angie Brown (age 90) were recently seen in the city council chambers on public access TV (9/8/08). They all appeared in support of the councils decision to list the Holy Temple Church located at 212 Rosser Ave as a historic property.

Rev C H Brown was honored with a Virginia joint house and senate resolution (HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION # 408) in March of 1998 for his work in the Charlottesville community. As a building contractor he built the Holy Temple Church, the Econo Lodge Hotel at the University on Emmet Street, and one hundred fifty home in the Charlottesville area.

The breakfast program is a part of the churches outreach to the community. The public is invited to join us for Sunday School and breakfast on Sunday morning from 9:00am to 10:00am. Sunday School actually begins at 10:30 , so there is plenty of time to enjoy a good breakfast prepared by Chef Brown. The morning worship begins at noon, so if you want Reverend Brown says's "you can stay all day".