I need more information, can I speak to someone ASAP?

*Contact Chef Carlino, Certified Instructor and Proctor, for immediate clarification!
Call or Text: (561) 281-2531

I need to Obtain my Food Safety Manager Certification…What are my options?

- Ready to take the Exam – Schedule to take the exam only at YOUR BUSINESS or our test center. Appointments available TODAY !   Call to schedule.   (561)281-2531

- WPB Classroom Training – Scheduled every 2 weeks in West Palm Beach.    Also offered at Cheney Brothers Punta Gorda and Ocala Sites every month.    Email Chef Carlino for the latest schedule.

Can I register for the CLASSROOM Option at the Door?

NO, Advance registration is required. Important to properly prepare for the training by completing the Practice Exam prior to attending the class. Last minute does not work for this class.

Who needs the Food Safety Manager Certification?

Florida Statutes Chapter 509.039 requires that all managers in a public food service establishment regulated by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation receive their CFPM certification. Establishments must have at least one Certified Professional Food Manager, CPFM on premise at all times.

Can I take the Food Managers Exam online?

(In Palm Beach County) Chef Carlino can schedule to come to your business to proctor your exam.   Contact Chef Carlino to schedule this opportunity for Palm Beach  County.   (561) 281-2531 or email

What about Food Handler Training Certificate for staff?

To comply with the Florida Statutes Section 509.049, your staff must complete an approved food safety training course. Florida Restaurant Association offers FoodHandler Training Guides and Compliance Certificate for each book that is purchased. is the website to purchase FoodHandler Training Guides for your staff.

**Chef Carlino can assist with training a large group.   Call or Email for more details.

What is ServSafe®?

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection (CFP). ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Exam is valid, reliable and legally defensible.  ServSafe® is the credential earned when taking the ChefStart Classroom Option written exam.

What is the passing score?

75% Exam Score is required to obtain your Food Safety Manager Certification. If you do pass on your first attempt. You can attend the classroom training for FREE. ChefStart will charge $75 to retake the certification exam.

Will ChefStart come to my facility to train my staff?

YES, minimum of 15 students are required to set a private class.

Convenient Schedule available training your Staff. This option is the best to accommodate large organizations to accomplish this task in one day.

Contact: Chef Carlino (561)281-2531 - or -

Discounted for Ongoing Classes for Multi-Unit Accounts