HTM May NewsBites 2023









HTM Teacher Training — Registration Ends May 5!

Thanks to the success of the inaugural HTM Teacher Training, the FLRAEF will conduct an annual HTM Teacher Training  June 26-28, 2023 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando.

AGENDA   Post-secondary instructors will join us at the HTM Teacher Training to present various hospitality industry topics covered in the HTM curriculum. The HTM curriculum will be discussed along with the competition rules. Attendees will also tour a Loews Orlando property.

REQUIREMENTS   All attendees must be teaching the HTMP/HTM curriculum during the 2023-2024 school year.

PROGRAM COST   The FRLAEF, along with its sponsors, covers the cost for all attendees. This includes instruction, lodging, and take-home educational materials. Most meals will be provided.

Attendees will stay at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and will have their own room. FRLAEF will cover the cost of the room nights.

TRANSPORTATION   Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to the event as well as to and from events each day as needed.


The deadline to register is May 5, 2023.

FRLAEF Post Secondary Scholarship — Closes This Month

Please complete the following and return with a copy of your Official Transcript. One or two post-secondary recipients will be selected.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

• Be enrolled at a post-secondary school pursuing a culinary or hospitality program–Summer/Fall 2023 term
• Return your transcript by application deadline

The scholarship amount is based on investment returns and award amounts fluctuate from year to year. Two to three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. This is a one-time, non-renewable award. However, students may reapply each year.

Application deadline:  May 19, 2023
Applicants notified award status by: May 26, 2023


HTM Articulation?

The NRAEF is looking for examples of articulation agreements in place for the HTM curriculum and/or Hospitality & Tourism Specialist (HTS) credential. Do you have any  articulation agreements in place? If so, please let us know!

Hospitality Industry Internships

The Hospitality Industry Internship (HII) provides the opportunity for Florida HTM & ProStart instructors to work in a foodservice/lodging establishment for at least 40 hours. Once the required paperwork has been processed, the participant will receive a personal check for $600.

To qualify for an HII, the instructor must teach the HTM or HTMP curriculum during the 2022-2023 school year. If you are already employed at a restaurant or hotel, you MAY NOT use that site for your internship. The restaurant/hotel must be a new work experience for you, not somewhere you have worked before or used as an HII internship location.

The applicant must secure a position at a foodservice or lodging facility where a minimum of 40 hours of hands-on experience is guaranteed. The host location may pay the recipient but is not required to do so.

The FRLAEF will award 11 HII’s this school year on a first-come, first-served basis. So apply NOW! Work experience may begin once the applicant receives an award notification from the FRLAEF.

CLICK HERE to apply.

ServSafe News

  • The 8th edition of the ServSafe Manager book is scheduled to be available after October 1, 2023 which will include the 2022 Food Code updates
  • CLICK HERE for a ServSafe moderated webinar about the 2022 Food Code updates
  • The NRAEF is looking to connect with educators who meet the criteria below. Please let us know if you are willing to work in a focus group about these issues:
    • Work in schools focused on students with disabilities i.e. schools for the deaf
    • Work in classrooms where they have students with IEPs and/or 504 plans