In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
A certified Food Service Sanitation Manager is on duty at all times when potentially hazardous food is prepared or served. This person is responsible for overseeing the food handling and preparation process to prevent the occurrence of food-borne illness.
The Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification program is administered by the Department of Public Health and other approved training providers. This program is designed to offer food handlers and supervisors a basic food science background and develop knowledge for the proper handling of food and the unsanitary maintenance of food establishments.
To obtain a Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate you must attend and pass an approved course. A list of approved training providers is available at the following link:
The Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate must be posted prominently and should be in plain view of customers.
Click here for information on how to obtain a city of Chicago food service sanitation certificate.
For more information contact the Food Protection Division at: