Local NJLBA Training Opps: Vital (and Free)
Posted on | February 4, 2014
Written by | Diane Weiss
Kicking off 2014, we are all very concerned about saving money and complying with regulatory requirements while at the same time protecting our businesses. The NJLBA has received a grant from the Department of Labor to conduct free training programs to assist our members. Below is a brief description of the classes being offered:
- Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM). This course teaches problem-solving techniques related to businesses selling beverage alcohol for consumption on and off licensed premises. A TAM-trained alcohol server learns to balance the responsible sale of beverage alcohol with the day-to-day service of customers. For participating establishments there also is a possible discount on insurance offered by certain companies.
- ServSafe and ServSafe Recertification. New Jersey retail food rules (chapter 24, Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines) require that if a food establishment is classified as a “Risk type 3” there must be at least one certified Food Protection Manager on site, per shift, who is responsible for food safety operations. Through the ServSafe training program, food managers will become knowledgeable of the latest FDA Food Code and New Jersey’s food safety regulations. For managers who have already taken the ServSafe class but need to be recertified, ServSafe Recertification is available.
- New Business /Compliance Training (ABC Bootcamp). This class covers a wide range of compliance issues with regard to owning and operating a New Jersey bar, restaurant or tavern. The program is designed to ensure that new business owners are aware of the responsibilities, laws and regulations attached to the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises.
The course also will assist owners in achieving success in the operation of a new business venture. New business owners are not the only members that can benefit from this program—existing licensees and staff may want to attend this training and brush up on the rules and regulations.
As training dates and locations for all of these programs become available they will be posted on our website at www.njlba.org.
If you are interested in taking any class or hosting a class at any time contact Anastasia at our office and have your Tax ID number available.
If you are not already an NJLBA member now is the perfect opportunity to JOIN. Please contact the NJLBA at 609-394-6730 or at 1-800-LBA-0076, should you have any questions or require further information.