Online Resources for ProStart & ServSafe

UPDATED 4/16/20


Announcing free e-books and digital resources through June 30!

Free Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts, 2nd edition e-book

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is providing free FRMCA second edition e-books to our ProStart schools through June 30, 2020. Using the NRAEF ProStart list compiled from this year’s survey results, they will distribute access codes and instructions to each school’s survey responder. Teachers will receive the codes directly on 4/16 or 4/17. Schools using FRMCA 2/e who did not respond to the NRAEF survey this year will not receive this direct e-mail, but may request codes through their FRMCA rep (contact info below) or through

Schools using the first edition of FRMCA can access resources directly from Pearson, and those links are available below. If you are in need of the first edition resources links, you can email NRAEF at and we will send them to you.

ProStart Exam Remote Administration – Updated Guidelines in Link & Deadline Change to June 30, 2020

This is the time of year many schools start administering their end-of-level ProStart exams.  We have relaxed our ProStart proctoring requirements to allow for remote proctoring of online exams. There have been updates since then, so please see the latest guidance on all NRA exam proctoring including FRMCA at 

Note that these guidelines are in effect for FRMCA through June 30, 2020, not May 31st.

Florida NRAEF Contact: Liz Rice,

CLICK HERE for 2nd Edition online resources–UPDATED with remote exam administration info through 6/30.

ProStart Price List for E-book; to get a quote or to order contact Liz Rice at This is the 2nd edition only.

For 1st edition users needing digital resources, Pearson has provided the following link for assistance:


As schools are scrambling to determine how to put classes online, I recently completed 46 5-minute videos for the Colorado ProStart students that are dual-enrolled at my university.  These videos serve as a chapter introduction for all 44 chapters in both level 1 and 2. They could be used as homework assignments as well. For instance, in Level 2, chapter 9, Food costing, I really get into the math part. The links are below. Please share with your teachers.  These align with the 2nd edition of Foundations books (orange & brown). Chef Jackson Lamb MBA, CSC, CHE, Professor of Hospitality

For online ProStart practice exams and demo videos, go here:

The Texas Restaurant Association partnered with Escoffier to create a platform to use as their online resources. These are videos and recipes pulled from their online accredited coursework. CLICK HERE for info and to access the videos. Have your students tag @FRLANews with their work!


ServSafe Manager e-Book and Virtual Learning for ProStart Schools

A free ServSafe Manager e-book specifically for K-12 use will also be accessible via the same access code as FRMCA 2/e.  Our high school teachers will be able provide access to a ServSafe Manager student e-book for the remainder of the school year to assist with remote learning. If teachers are using video conferencing programs such as Zoom, we do ask that they do not record their ServSafe instruction. The e-book access for both high school programs will be available only through June 30. After that date, all virtual bookshelf and downloaded instances will expire.

ServSafe Remote Proctoring – Solution in Process

NRAEF is actively pursuing a remote proctoring solution that will become available this month. More updates to come.

We also have a page of online Foodsafety Resources here. This includes some ServSafe YouTube videos.

For online ServSafe practice exams and demo videos, go here:

ServSafe Diagnostic Exam and Answer Key (pdf)

Free COVID-19 Course Training: Takeout and Delivery Available through April 30

At the end of March, the association released two free training videos in response to COVID-19: ServSafe Takeout: COVID-19 Precautions and ServSafe Delivery: COVID-19 Precautions. We are offering these to schools as additional digital instructional resources. Each video course is 10 minutes long and available in English and Spanish. Students can register for either course through this link.