Friday, January 30, 2009

Workforce Network Certification /Training Provider

The Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia is a certified training provider for the VA Workforce Network. For the last five years Chef Ralph Brown Sr and the RBC Institute have reported data each year as a workforce network training provider. This certification is for the ServSafe Manager Certification Course given statewide to anyone seeking employment training. So if you are seeking employment in the foodservice industry consider getting ServSafe@ Certified.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Welcome/ New Instructors for 2009

The Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia would like to welcome new Instructors coming on board in 2009. There will be a number of new Instructors joining our ranks in both the food service industry classes and in the focus on faith-based christian leadership.

"Reginald Winstead "is one of three instructors who conduct ServSafe certification courses for RAMW (Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington), according to their newsletter "the Cloak Room. Reggie holds advanced degrees in secondary school education and administration. He served also as an adjunct faculty member in the business department at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia.

Following retirement from the U.S. Army he served as senior program manager and Vice president with reputable government contractors in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In that capacity, he gave numerous award-wining presentations to high level government and private sector officials. For over 16 years Reggie has conducted numerous ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification coures within the U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps Community.

Reggie has been conducting ServSafe food safety manager training for RAMW for over three years and has a student passing rate of 85%". "Welcome" Reginald Winstead, we can hardly wait for you first class for RBC Institute in 2009.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

PACEM at Holy Temple Church/ "A Great success"

The Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia and Holy Temple Church, hosted the PACEM Women December 27, 2008-January 3, 2009. The only way to describe the nearly week long effort is to say, "it was a great success".

RBC Institute, Inc supplied the food, and Chef Brown cooked breakfast and dinner each night. Volunteer Missionary Martha Walker stayed in the church each night to supervise and attend to the needs of the homeless women. They all seemed to enjoy the good, hot, home-cooking, and the old fashion southern hospitality at the Holy Temple Church. There is more information available on PACEM available at

Sunday, January 4, 2009

End of year success/ 2008 ServSafe Graduates

The Center for faith-based and community learning located in Charlottesville, Virginia congratulates employees of three great hospitality and food service giants for passing the ServSafe@ food safety course.

In our final class of the year employees for the Courtyard by Marriott University/ Medical Center, Red Robin (Charlottesville & Richmond), and the IHOP (Zion Crossroads), all successfully completed and passed the ServSafe Manager Certification class taught by Chef Ralph Brown Sr.

There were two other outstanding managers in the class who passed, Sylvia Stoneberger, Manager of the Daily Grind in Fredericksburg,Va, and Vanessa Easter, Manager of the La Taza Coffeehouse here in Charlottesville, Va. We are grateful for the commitment to excellence that all of these businesses have in this tough economic time. They are to be commended for their desire to provide the very best training, and to keep their customers safe.