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Upcoming Classes:

Master Certified Food & Beverage Director (MCFBD) Symposiums
2024 Classes Completed
Done in 2024 - USS Essex AND USS Murtha, San Diego
USS Tripoli (+ more from Essex and Murtha) San Diego
USS Zoomwalt, Pascagoula, MS

Pending scheduling Secretary of Defense.
Plus IFSEA's CFM is THE requirement of nursing homes & LTC
to meet CMS rules!  Fines and points lost on inspections if not.

2023 Classes
Army 7th Special Forces Group, Florida
Army 5th Special Forces, Fort Campbell, KY
Secretary of the Air Force Executive
Dining Room, Pentagon
Completed virtual and in-person classes in 2021-2022 sponsored by Camp David,
Army Okinawa, Japan, Army Stuttgart
and Navy Norfolk, VA.
*Waiting for you to propose a date for the next class, virtual or at your location!

Email hq@foodserviceinstitute.com
to sign up or learn more!
8 am to 4 pm EST. 5 class days,
Plus 4 on their own, 10 certifications total.

Sample Class Flyer


See Who Earned
IFSEA/GFI Certifications
2004 TO 12/21/2023

CHeck out the many career tracks our industry offers and how the collaboration of ifsea-gfi-fsi can help you!

Ed Talks About Teaching
At the White House & Camp David

Learn, Test, Certify! Relevant, Concise, Complete!
Students report similar material in college, but no time wasters here!
"I learned more in 3 days than I learned in 18 months of college."
Professional, recognized, VA approved, ACF Continuing Ed. hours.
"THIS program was taught so thoughtfully & smartly!" (Melissa Marie)
Navy CS1 - "I learned more in a week than 15 years in the Navy."
We have 16 options, including the
FSI Culinary Academy, powered by Rouxbe.
In-person classes, Zoom, and self-study.
Watch Alysha - FSI is your best tool - in 91 seconds!

"If it was not for your courses, I would have not been promoted to Warrant, and LDO. You are the best. Thank you for being there for my career... You and your classes are AWESOME!!"

LT John Harrison, USN Hey Ed.

"I took your class in 2016, retired now, 8 months later, and I am the top candidate for a $55,000 job with a prison near me. They said the reason I was the top candidate was the certifications I earned in your class."

SFC Sharon Murillo, U. S. Army

"Ed, your symposium was superb, I attended in 2009 and again in 2016. The knowledge and certifications are the keystone to my business start-up. The small amount spent from my GI bill doesn't even come close to the value of your program. I also received additional knowledge from the personal & professional experience you shared with me outside the classroom. Priceless!!! "

Colonel Rock Henry, U. S. Army

"In 2016, 50% of the Culinary Specialists who made E-7 had been in my class. In FY16 and FY17, 34% of those who made E-7—E-9 had been in my class. CWO3 Mike Carter, formerly 7 years at the White House and now an instructor at Navy Supply School, just told me that he sat on 5 or 6 promotions boards, and certifications absolutely do help. "

Navy E-7, E-8 and E-9 Promotions

"I am a past Navy E-8 Selection Board MBR. I can't stress enough the importance of certifications highlighted in a candidates package. We looked at certifications as an enhancer to the candidates record. "YES" it breaks you out from your peers! The Military Sealift Command has not stopped contacting me since I provided them with copies of my certifications. I was also hired on the spot by MWR as a Food and Beverage Night Manager. "

CSCM Rory Bacon, USN

"I am the Executive Chef/Cafe Supervisor at Kaiser Hospital in Hawaii. I really believe because of my certifications and other qualifications I obtained I was able to get this job. They were impressed with my resume and my certifications. CS1 Villanueva also retired and landed a job at Zippy's as a Corporate Chef. So you can share your stories with the success of former clients who retired and landed Manager/Executive positions. "

empower your future with certifications

Who can be certified?


Our certifications are geared for individuals already within or interested in entering the foodservice industry. We encourage foodservice operation owners, front-of-house, back-of-house, and managers to take our certifications to help them improve food safety, productivity, and customer satisfaction.

WhY get certified?


Certifications provide proof to an employer or client of training in a particular subject in the field, ie. Food Safety. With a certificate, individuals can receive employment, promotions, or pay increases. In addition, education allows employees to feel more confident in their job and when completing a task, reducing the possibility of error.

How to get certified?


The Foodservice Institute provides three different ways to take the training and get certified!

  1. Self-Paced Online Training using a pre-recorded video and presentation.
  2. Live Online Training through Zoom.
  3. Live In-Person Classes (depends on location).


Foodservice in a nutshell podcastS

Hosted by Ed Manley, MCFBD, CHP, MCFP, Founder of the Foodservice Institute

Ed Manley talks with successful people who all took different paths to get where they are today. Perhaps you will get ideas for your own future! Maybe you'll have questions answered from professionals doing well in your dream job! 

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We support active duty and veteran programs such as:

  • The Enlisted Aide of the Year Award
  • Training and Certifications for Homeless Veterans

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Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(561) 405-2525

Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST

Service Area
Las Vegas, NV, and Worldwide

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RETURN POLICY - If prior to taking an examination you would like a refund, send an email to hq@foodserviceinstitute.com 
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