POWELL, Wyo. - Food and Hospitality Ambassador Training starts Monday, Feb. 1, in Cody. Business owners who want their staffs to be better trained and individuals who want to improve their chances of finding a job in the food and hospitality industry are invited to check out the Feb.1-May 13 program.
Classes are held once a week during the 15-week period; all but one meet from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Participants apply their classroom learning to real-world settings during 26 hours of practicum in several Cody-area establishments.
Culinary Institute of America materials are used in individual classes covering knife skills, food preparation, safety and sanitation, soups and salads, baking, line cook, plate presentation, confections, front of the house, tourism and customer service, and ServSafe Certification.
They're taught at various locations, including The Terrace, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, CowTown Candy, Buffalo Bill Dam, Biblio Bistro and Northwest College Cody Center. Instructors are David Koch, Nick Morrison, Lynn Lampe, Shelly Lehman, Crystal Freeman and Chelle Schwope.
Only 10 spots are available in the class. Attendance at the sessions and practicums is required to earn a certificate of completion. Cost for the total training is $127. If space is available, night classes can be taken individually for $45 each.
The two-day ServSafe Certification taken alone costs $127, which means it's essentially free to those enrolled in the total training package.
The ServSafe class meets from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8 and 9. Geared to anyone who handles food in a public setting, it covers the challenge to food safety, flow of food, how to develop a food safety system and maintain sanitary facilities and equipment.