HTMP NewsBites May 2022

HTMP Summer Training Registration NOW OPEN!

The FRLAEF is hosting a two-day summer training for Florida’s HTMP Instructors, Monday, July 11–Wednesday, July 13, 2022 in Orlando.  The  begins with check-in the afternoon of Monday, July 11.  The event will conclude around lunchtime on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Attendees will stay at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando.

AGENDA  The HTM Teacher Training will focus on the HTM curriculum to include an overview of the new edition and in-depth discussions.  The HTM competition rules will also be discussed.

Attendees will have an offsite field trip to a Loews Orlando property for a Heart of the House tour along with a panel discussion with industry representatives.  (Field trip location may change due to unforeseen events.)

ELIGIBILITY  Attendees must be teaching the HTMP/HTM curriculum during the upcoming 2022-2023 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 Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando and rooms will be single-occupancy. 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.


Registration closes on Friday, May 20, 2022

Complimentary HTM and ServSafe Materials CURRENT HTMP instructors who will also be teaching HTM (see below for more info on HTM) during the 2022-2023 school year are eligible for $1,000 in complimentary HTM curriculum from us!  Please use the attached Price Guide to determine what you want.  Click here to order your complimentary materials.  For this special offer, all the orders must be placed using this link.  All material must be requested no later than May 14.


​Every CURRENT HTMP instructor who will also be teaching HTM during the 2022-2023 school year is also eligible for $1000 worth of ServSafe and/or SafeStaff.  Please use the attached price list to determine your needs.  You will use the link above to request ServSafe along with HTM.

FRLAEF Post Secondary Scholarship

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation (FRLAEF) Post Secondary scholarship application is now available for distribution to your students.

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

  • Be enrolled at a post-secondary institution
  • Be entering or continuing in a culinary or hospitality post-secondary program – Summer/Fall 2022 term
  • Return a transcript to FRLAEF by application deadline

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

Application deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022

Applicants notified award status by: May 27, 2022

Transcripts should be mailed to:  FRLAEF, PO Box 1779, Tallahassee, FL 32302

Some schools have the capability to email transcripts. Those should be sent to Amy Parker at

CLICK HERE for the application

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Hospitality Industry Internships

The Hospitality Industry Internship (HII) provides the opportunity for Florida HTMP instructors to work in a 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 HTMP curriculum during the 2021-2022 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.

CAPE Funding

As you know, the HTMP Certification was removed from DOE’s CAPE funding list at the end of last school year.  The HTMP Certification was revised with the new edition of HTMP and meets the updated requirements to be included on the CAPE List.  Our intention was to submit the updated HTMP Certification for the CAPE list when the application was available at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.  However, due to several factors DOE has not released the new CAPE application.  If the CAPE application is released, we will apply for the updated HTMP Certification to be included.

ServSafe remains on DOE’s CAPE funding list.  Historically,  instructors favor the ServSafe exam due to the fact it does not have a work experience component.  For now, continue using the ServSafe certification as your CAPE industry certification.  As soon as another certification is available, we will let you know.