Managers Academy

The Managers Academy is a two-part course designed to improve the competencies, knowledge and skills of the cafeteria managers. Topics include but are not limited to customer service, leadership, creating an effective team, menu planning, human resources, cashier training, and financial management. The four sessions of this training series provide the highest level of management training available.

TASN offers a Managers Academy Program which allows participants to receive Level 4 certification. It is preferred that the member has a food handler’s certificate. To attend Managers Academy a member must be an active member, have two years in school food service experience and submit a letter of recommendation from the district supervisor or director.

After successful completion of the academy and a 75% or higher on the exit exam the member may submit a TASN certification application and appropriate payment with a copy of the TASN Managers Academy certificate.

No other “Manager” Academies will be accepted for the certification credit at Level 4 unless it has been preapproved by the TASN Education Committee. Contact TASN HQ for any questions or academy approval. Managers Academy is offered annually at Board Meetings and as requested and approved during the summer.

After the successful completion of the course and with at least a 75% on the exit exam, participants may apply for Level 4 certification by completing the certification application and including the proper payment along with the letter or certificate of completion.

The Academy is a (32) hour course and the fee is $395.00

At this time, TASN will be tentatively hosting an in-person Managers Academy on February 16-17, 2021 in Austin, Tx and June 19th & 20th, 2021 in San Antonio, Tx. ALL participants, including attendees, staff, hotel etc. will be adhering to social distancing guidelines.

For more information about the Managers Academy or if you would like to host a Managers Academy, please contact Tatiana Marchizano at 512-371-0087 x207 or email