Madisen McBride

Madisen is the School Programs Manager at eFoodHandlers. After studying Music at the University of Oregon, she went on to work in operations at a Performing Arts tour company, teach Preschool at a Montessori school, and work in sales and marketing. She has returned to working with schools to educate and inform students and teachers about health and food safety.


From the Dinner Table to the Classroom: Converting a Recipe to a Lesson Plan

You wowed your family and friends with an amazing holiday recipe.

Why not adapt that dish to a classroom lesson plan to show your students your passion — and have some fun?

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How Restaurant Food Safety Certifications Can Save Your Business Money in 2020

Proper food safety is one of the most important aspects of your restaurant business.

 It keeps your staff and diners safe. It can save you money in fines and waste reduction. It also protects your business reputation and sales.

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Level Up Your Food Service Job With These 5 Cool and Attainable Promotions

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to advance your career in the hospitality industry, you have some pretty cool options.

 In 2019, the National Restaurant Association reported one of the top challenges in the restaurant industry was staffing, as restaurant business owners must constantly recruit and retain high-quality employees. That gives more opportunity to current employees, who already know the inner workings of the industry and who want to move up.

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8 Food & Beverage Holiday Activities For The Whole Family

Do you have family coming to town and you aren't sure how to entertain them? Food related things are something everyone can get on board with, especially when mixed with some holiday inspired fun.

The holidays can be a magical time of year, but they can also be overwhelming. Guests staying with you from out of town leaves you with lots of time together and little to do besides open gifts, sing carols and drink mulled wine or eggnog. So, after careful testing and selection by our team, we have collected our favorite holiday actives. Some are for the whole family, others are just for the adults.

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eFoodSchools at a Glance

Culinary classrooms across the nation will be competing in a Cookbook Competition for the First Place Prize of $500 in new cooking essentials for their classroom in January 2020.

And this is just one of the efforts eFoodSchools has made to ensure that students and teachers continue to have the Culinary resources they need for their classrooms and students.

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Happy Thanksgiving from eFoodHandlers!

'Tis the season!

We know this time of year can be wonderful, but it can also be a bit stressful, taking away from the real meaning of the holidays. Spending time with family could be great, but it could be filled with questions you don't really want to answer. You could cook that turkey to perfection, or it could be so dry it sucks all the moisture from your mouth. And you could feel ready to take on the world after eating a very lean meat, or you could ask everyone at the dinner table to poke you with a fork you are so full. There are lots of unknowns around the holidays, but taking some time to reflect is important.

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Foodborne illnesses: How they happen & how to prevent them

According to the FDA, there are 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, 1,000 reported outbreaks, & 3,000 deaths per year from foodborne illnesses.


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Hands on Hand Washing

Hand washing is a big concern in the food service industry, but the problem exists elsewhere, and it starts early.

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