Food Safety Manager Certification

The Aruba Gastronomic Association in partnership with La Cabana Beach Resort regularly hosts National Registry of Food Safety Professionals’ Food Safety Manager Certification courses in both English and Spanish throughout the year. This intensive two-day course covers a wide range of food safety topics, including proper purchasing and receiving guidelines, the importance of staff personal health and hygiene, how to prevent cross contamination in the preparation and serving of foods and the identification of critical control points in the flow of foods throughout the culinary processes. A thorough two-hour exam follows the course and successful participants are rewarded with the internationally recognized NRFSP Food Safety Manager Certificate.

AGA member organizations represented in December’s course included Elements @ Bucuti Beach Resort and Tara Suites, Salt & Pepper from Aruba Wine & Dine, Matthew’s, El Faro Blanco, Pure Beach @ Divi Phoenix and Ruinas del Mar @ Hyatt Regency Aruba.

Pictured receiving their certificates are Venessa Kerr, David Winklaar and Nathaly Stanley from course instructor, John Grigg, at Bucuti Beach Resort & Tara Suites.

Food safety plays a crucial role in the success of Aruba’s tourism economy and this initiative is in line with AGA’s mission to maintain high standards of food safety among its members. The courses are open to non-AGA members as well, with the next English course on March 11-12 and the next Spanish course March 25-26, both at La Cabana Beach Resort. For more information on these and future courses, please contact instructor John Grigg (



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