Restaurant Recovery Training

As one of the most regulated industries for the health, safety, and sanitation of its employees and customers, a career in the foodservice industry begins with a certification in food and/or alcohol safety. Whether your experience or interest is in food preparation — becoming a cook, sous chef, or chef, etc. — or in front of house service — a host, server, bartender, barback, or busser — all restaurant employees in Texas are required to have a valid food handler certification card. Most employers require that anyone working front of house in an establishment that serves beer, wine, and mixed beverages have a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) approved and valid seller-server certification.

To support the return of our industry's workforce post COVID-19 and welcome those interested in first-time foodservice employment, the Texas Restaurant Association, in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission, is pleased to offer these certifications to Texas residents at no cost.

Select below which of the certifications you need and complete the registration form. Remember, all restaurant employees are required to have a valid food handler certification card, and most employers require that anyone working front of house in an establishment that serves beer, wine, and mixed beverages have a valid TABC seller-server certification.

TABC free codes have all been distributed.
We will add in additional codes as they become available. Please check back next week!

ServSafe Food Handler free codes have all been distributed.
We will add in additional codes as they become available. Please check back next week!