General Information

REMINDER: The deadline for TASN Awards & TASN Scholarships is quickly approaching! Applications for awards and scholarships must be submitted by 5:00pm on February 10, 2023. Various award categories are available including the Membership Award, Certification Award, and Local Plan of Action Award. We also have scholarships available such as General Scholarship, GED Scholarship, College Scholarship, and Managers Academy Scholarship! Nominate a colleague or yourself for an award and be recognized at TASN Annual Conference! Receive funds for continuing education or for general purposes with a TASN Scholarship!

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.

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.

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.

Please note: when submitting your applications to TASN the process could take up to two weeks to receive your certificate and certification card.

Questions? Email or call 512-371-0087 ext. 207