HTM NewsBites October 2022


Hurricane Ian

We know Hurricane Ian completely avoided some schools while others of you were not as lucky.  If your school/program did sustain damage, please let us know how we can help.


  • HTM Competition Application Closes 10/7
  • FRL Show Registration Closes 10/17

Florida HTM Competition

The 19th Annual HTM Competition will take place Monday, March 6 — Tuesday March 7, 2023 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando.  The FRLAEF will cover some costs of the competing teams, including hotel stay and most meals.

To be eligible to compete, the school must 1) have purchased and be using the Year One and Year Two HTMP curriculum, or the new HTM Curriculum, 2) have returned a Fall HTM Survey to FRLAEF and 3) complete the competition application. Please do not submit an application unless you meet these requirements.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 7, 2022
APPLICANTS NOTIFIED STATUS: Friday, October 14, 2022

CLICK HERE to apply.


Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

After a two-year hiatus, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show will take place with a new look in a new location.  This year’s show will be held November 2 and 3 at the Caribe Royale Resort located in Orlando and ProStart and HTM teachers receive complimentary admission. To access your complimentary admission, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING REGISTRATION no later than October 17, 2022.


No students under the age of 18 will be allowed onto the show floor.  There will be no exception to this rule.


The Show Student Admission Policy for students 18 and over is as follows, and will be strictly enforced.  This is the same admission policy for post-secondary students.  No more than 10 students may attend per educational institution, with every five students requiring one adult/educator chaperone to accompany them throughout the Show. Groups must follow a one-chaperone to five-student ratio while in the Exhibit Hall. Groups of more than six will be asked by Show Management to split into smaller groups. All student registrations must be submitted at the same time in an Excel spreadsheet with the following information: student or chaperone name, title (for chaperones only), school name, mailing address, and email address for each registrant for confirmation letters. The Student Admission rate is $30 per person and a valid student ID along with proof of age is required at the time of badge pick-up.  No badges will be mailed in advance.  Student/chaperone registration lists and payment information may be submitted to Brittany Gordon at Please note: if our maximum student allotment is exceeded, student registration will be closed.

For more information about the FRL Show, click here.

Mini Grants

The FRLAEF Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, October 11 to award $80,000 in funds to HTM and ProStart Schools that applied for a Mini Grant. Beginning October 12, Laura Rumer (, will email each teacher individually the details with your specific award.

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Open House

The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality has two Open House opportunities for your students this school year.

Friday, October 21

Friday, February 17

The Rosen Open House events are targeted towards prospective students and their parents/families. If you wish to bring a group of students to visit the Rosen College Campus, group tours are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the semester and must be book a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the visit date. Dates fill up quickly so you are encouraged to contact to secure a date as soon as possible.

Registration is open for the October 21st date at this time. Registration for the February 17, 2022 date will open in late October. Here is the link for next month:

New to the 8th Edition ServSafe Coursebook

The 8th edition has been revised so students at all experience levels will be successful in the course. Expanded content and examples help learners better understand unfamiliar concepts. New online learning tools will enable students to master and retain the vast amount of information they are expected to know. Academic students using ServSafe Coursebook 8e are better supported than ever as they prepare to take the ServSafe Exam.

ServSafe Coursebook Features
• Up-to-date thorough coverage of topics in the ServSafe exam including the latest FDA Food Code content

• Scenarios, case studies, and contemporary examples of food safety concerns throughout the text to engage students, prepare them for learning, and help them see real world implications

• A contextual framework for core topics to better support learners and help them understand the importance of each topic and how it all fits together

• New to the 8th edition: Knowledge checks added at end of each section designed to help students and instructors quickly assess understanding and retention of key concepts

• New to the 8th edition: “In the Operation” boxes in each chapter provide examples of real-world application of food safety content and combine related material from other areas within the chapter and book. In the Operation boxes cover equipment, roles, processes, and other foundational information about the workings of a restaurant and a professional kitchen

• End of chapter review questions and activities to assess student understanding and reflect upon areas where additional study is required

Access Free Instructor Resources

If you are a ServSafe Dual Role Instructor/Proctor, you may access free Instructor Resources for the 8th ed. Coursebook at under:


Linked to ServSafe Coursebook 8th Edition Ancillary – You can download this file, and each chapter has an Instructor guide.  That is where you can fine the learning objectives.

You can also find resources such as PPTs, Videos, etc. labeled under 16hrs course.

More information on the 8th ed. may be FOUND HERE.

If you are not yet a Dual Role Instructor/Proctor, scroll down for those instructions.


Become a Dual Role ServSafe Instructor/Proctor

A Dual Role ServSafe Instructor/Proctor has access to all the free resources on the ServSafe website. If you passed the Instructor version of the ServSafe exam, you may apply for Dual Role status right away. If you took the English version of the exam, you may still become Dual Role, you just have to wait 90 days after you passed your ServSafe exam.

To become a Dual Role Instructor/Proctor, go to, login, and then click on Instructors/Proctors. Under Register/Renew click on Register and go from there. If you are already a ServSafe Proctor, you are unable to become a Dual Role Instructor/Proctor until your Proctor status expires. You may also call ServSafe at 800-766-2122 and they may be able to reset your account so you can apply for Dual Role.

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.


The FRLAEF will award at least $50,000 in scholarships during the 2022-2023 school year. These scholarships will be awarded during the Salute to Excellence Awards in the Spring. The scholarship application will be available in January.

All HTM graduating seniors may apply for this one-time $2,000 scholarship. Students must be pursuing a hospitality-related degree to qualify.

CAPE Update

We currently understand there will not be a CAPE application for new industry certifications this year.  The current list of certifications remain the approved list of certifications for the 2022-2023 school year.  DOE and Career Source Florida are currently working on a Master Credential List process.  Once this process is complete current certifications will be reviewed and new certification applications will be accepted.

ServSafe is on the CAPE list and will remain on the list for the 2022-2023 school year.  National Registry is also on the CAPE list and covers the same material as ServSafe.  You are allowed to test your students using both of the certifications.

HTM Teacher Training 

Thanks to the success of the inaugural HTM Teacher Training, the FLRAEF will conduct an annual HTM Teacher Training during summer 2023. It is anticipated the training will be held in Orlando.  More details will follow as they are finalized.


The FRLAEF will cover the cost of all Florida HTM instructors who will be teaching the HTM curriculum during the 2022-2023 school year. Attendees will be responsible for their travel and some meals.


Online registration will begin Spring 2023.