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The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and John Alexander
 to Host Free Webinar for Restaurant and Hotel Training Professionals
on Food Training Safety on May 5, 2011

WESTFIELD, N.J.--The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART ) will host a free webinar for restaurant and hotel training professionals on food handler safety at 1:00 pm EDT on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Providing basic food safety training for employees is critically important in order to protect your customers and protect your brands. There is a growing trend by states which will require this level of training. Join the webinar and hear John Alexander, Director of Sales for the National Restaurant Association, review the regulatory landscape and provide details on the California Foodhandler program - the most recent "hot spot" for employee level training and a model for programs being considered around the country. Whether you operate restaurants currently in California or not, this webinar will provide you with up to date information on how to prepare your front line employees to serve food safely.

John Alexander is a 35-year veteran of the foodservice industry. His professional experience includes hotel and restaurant management, sales team management, and creating technology solutions for the hospitality industry.

Webinar access instructions can be found at:

CHART offers many webinars, training forums and conferences each year to further advance the development of hotel and restaurant training professionals.

CHART’s 82nd Conference will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on July 30- August 2, 2011. The agenda, with session descriptions and speaker bios, can be viewed at:

CHART (, a non-profit professional association founded in 1970, is the leading resource for the development and advancement of hospitality training professional and their organizations. With more than 400 members from more than 300 multi-unit restaurant and hotel companies, CHART represents a workforce of almost five million. CHART includes all facets of hospitality training, learning and performance professionals; from entry level to senior executive. CHART’s mission is to develop hospitality training professionals to advance industry training practices and improve operational results by providing access to education, tools and resources.

Tara Davey

Lisa L. Marovec, FMP

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