Higher Food Safety Standard Developed in Kansas
Consumers can rest easier with a new food safety initiative coming to Kansas. The Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association (KRHA) has announced Trusted Table, a new food safety initiative aimed at empowering and educating consumers. This annual certification identifies restaurants or hotels committed to establishing a higher standard for food safety.
“We’re really excited to announce Trusted Table,” said Adam Mills, President of KRHA. “Our vision is to recognize the investment in food safety that our members have made and to provide assurance to consumers that food safety procedures are an integral part of our industry.”
These local Wichita businesses have already committed to exercising a higher food safety standard.
- Deano's Grill & Tapworks
- Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
- Greystone Steak & Seafood
- Lola's Bistro
- Oak & Pie
- Marriott Wichita
- Village Inn
What is Trusted Table?
The Trusted Table program is a food safety initiative in which restaurants/hotels must:
- Have at least one employee with the ServSafe Manager Certification on site during open hours.
- Be in compliance with most recent Kansas Department of Agriculture inspection.
- Have a current KRHA Membership.
This program is aimed at empowering and educating consumers. Businesses who obtain the certification have committed to a higher food safety standard.
Guests should look for the 2018 Trusted Table window decal and in-store signage at participating restaurants/hotels. All current participants can also be found at TrustedTable.org.
Restaurants interested in becoming a Trusted Table member should apply at KRHA.org or call KRHA at 316 267-8383. Participating members will also enjoy marketing benefits such as in-store signage, social media coverage, and outdoor advertising.
What is ServSafe Manager Certification?
The ServSafe® program was developed by the National Restaurant Association to train and certify hospitality managers and help define food safety best practices. They involve specialists from regulatory agencies, academia, and the food service industry to create the curriculum.
Founded in 1929, the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association is the leading business association for restaurants, hotels, motels, country clubs, private clubs and allied businesses in Kansas. Along with the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association Education Foundation (KRHAEF), the Association works to represent, educate and promote the rapidly growing industry of hospitality in Kansas.