MS KICK hosted it first ServSafe class on Wednesday October 25th for the current tenants of MS KICK. The class is in line with the ideology of MS KICK being a teaching facility and providing our tenants with the tools they need to be successful in their food business.

ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program administered by the National Restaurant Association. The program is accredited by American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection. The basic credential for the management of staff in most restaurants is the Sanitation certification. The course discusses foodborne illnesses, including information on specific foodborne pathogens and biological toxins, such as shellfish poisoning, contamination, and food allergens. Prevention is also covered, with information regarding purchasing and receiving guidelines, food preparation, holding, and serving guidelines, food safety management systems, sanitation guidelines for facilities and equipment, and integrated pest control, as well as food safety regulations and employee training.

The instruction and proctoring for the class were performed by Monique Armand, the Culinary Training Director for MS KICK. Classes will continue in the Spring and be held the last Wednesday of every month at our partner incubator, CoHab. More information can be found at or call 318-670-9780.