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Receive a ServSafe Manager certification from the ServSafe National Restaurant Association in a one day training hosted by Lynchburg Parks and Recreation. Chef Ronnie, who has over 41 years experience in hospitality and food service, will teach and prepare participants for the exam, which will be taken at the end of the training. Cost of the program covers all training and exam materials. Participants will have an hour break for lunch on their own. Register by 1/20.
Chef Ronnie Blankenship has over forty-one years experience in hospitality and Food Service. He has worked extensively in all facets of the business, including a number of years at The HOMESTEAD and Greenbrier Resorts.
Ronnie is an American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chef and holds many other certifications and accomplishments. He is a member of the National Ice Carvers Association and World Association of Chefs Societies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art and Performing Arts.
Ronnie has been involved in Hospitality Consulting in recent years. Teaching others and helping them achieve certifications. He has also been involved with Christmas Ice Carvings for Downtown Roanoke Incorporated, Dickens of a Christmas, Elmwood on Ice, Bedford Christmas Tree Lighting, Central Virginia Business Association, Roanoke City Public Schools Art Day. Some of Ronnie’s volunteer efforts throughout the community included American Legion, First Responders, Ronald McDonald House and Kiwanis Club.
Ronnie enjoys interaction with all culinarians and aspiring Chefs, and will do his best to make sure your experience will be educational, informative and extremely successful.
Safety is the top priority at Lynchburg Parks and Recreation as we continue to serve our community members with quality programs. We have implemented the following safety protocols for all of our in-person recreation programs: Assumption of Risk forms, daily health screening questionnaire, social distanced classroom set-up, face mask requirements, hand sanitation stations on site, and regular cleaning of the facilities.