Education & Training Overview

Awards & Scholarships Applications Now Open
TASN is accepting award & scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 school year. The deadline is February 15, 2025. Winners will be notified and invited to participate in the 2025 TASN Conference Award Ceremony. If you have any questions, please reach out to Eric Vicharelli at [email protected] or (512) 371-0087.

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TASN offers a state certification program for foodservice professionals in Texas recognized by state/ federal agencies and organizations. Our certification program is based on a five-level system beginning with basic food safety and sanitation, then advancing to human resources management, marketing, finances, and other crucial components of food service management. Many Texas school districts have chosen the TASN Certification Program as a basis for job placement, advancement, and pay increases. Learn more »

Extended Learning Opportunities
Members have the opportunity to earn continuing education credit through certain self-study resources approved by TASN.

TASN Approved Training Opportunities
Members have the opportunity to earn continuing education credit through training online, at local meetings, classes, and other opportunities approved by TASN.

TASN Administrative Academy
The TASN Administrative Academy is an in-depth training for school foodservice directors. The Academy is designed to provide practical business skills for school food service administration. Invaluable resources are provided for all child nutrition directors, while also establishing a mentoring program and networking format throughout the state. The Academy offers a four-part series of comprehensive courses, covering eight key areas of school food service management. Learn more »

TASN Managers Academy
The TASN Managers Academy is a four-part series of courses designed to improve the competencies, knowledge, and skills of cafeteria managers. Topics include but are not limited to eligibility guidance, counting and claiming, coordinated review effort, and other operational issues. The four sessions of this training series provide the highest level of management training available. Learn more »

Please note: after submitting your applications to TASN, the process could take up to two weeks to receive your certificate and certification card.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 512-371-0087 ext. 207