NEW PHILADELPHIA -- OSU Extension will be offering a food safety training opportunity in April to assist individuals in meeting Ohio Department of Health Level 2 certification standards.

The National Restaurant Association's manager training course will be offered on April 24, 25, and 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities on Commercial Avenue in New Philadelphia.

Testing will be April 26 from 1 until 3 p.m.

ServSafe Manager training meets Ohio Department of Health Level 2 certification standards as it provides food service managers, operators, and owners with accurate, up-to-date information on all aspects of handling food, from receiving and storing to preparing and serving.

The principles learned in this course can easily be applied and practiced by all food service workers.

Participants receive a textbook -- developed by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation -- for participants to keep, hands-on activities, a Certificate of Completion from ServSafe, and an Ohio Food Protection Card from ODH.

The program cost is $135 per person for Tuscarawas County residents and those working within the county, $150 for non-county residents.

Registration information can be found online at; click on Family & Consumer Sciences, then ServSafe.

For questions about the ServSafe program, contact Christine Kendle at 330-339-2337 or