New to Nevada? You’ll Need to Get Your Work Cards

Las Vegas WelcomeWelcome to lovely Las Vegas! Every year, new residents are drawn to Nevada by the chance to work in the vibrant hospitality industry. What they may not know is that there are special local work requirements in many industries. Before working in Nevada in the hotel, gaming, food and beverage industries, you must obtain 3 different cards to show you’ve met certain training and background check requirements – a TAM® Card, a Food Handler Card, and a Work Card. Read on to learn more about each!

  • A TAM® Card, also called an alcohol awareness card or a drink card is required for anyone who works at an establishment where they sell or serve alcoholic beverages, and also for security guards. This includes cashiers who check I.D. anTAM Cardd sell beer and wine products. To get a TAM Card, you take a short alcohol awareness course online or in the classroom at TAM of Nevada. You’ll get your card right after taking your final exam. The process is simple, and TAM employees are in the office six days a week to help you get your card in the most convenient way possible! Enroll in an online or classroom course now.
  • A Food Handler Card, sometimes also referred to as a Health Card, is required for anyone who works in a food establishment such as a restaurant or bar. This includes kitchen staff, servers, managers, and anyone who could come into contact with food, ice, beverages, utensils, etc. To get a Food Handler Card, you must take an online food safety training course at the Nevada Health District website, and then visit their office to pick up your card.
  • Work Cards, sometimes also referred to as Sheriffs Cards, have been a requirement for employees in the gaming industry since the 1940’s. Employees are required to obtain this card for all positions in a gaming establishment and many other work places. The purpose of the Work Card is to document, investigate and license all employees of the gaming industry. Unlike TAM® and Food Handler Cards, you cannot obtain a Work Card before you have landed a job. Work Cards are issued by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. You’ll get a work card application from your prospective employer, and will be fingerprinted by the police department as a part of the application process. For more information, visit the LVMPD website.

Good luck in your new position and remember that both TAM and Food Handler Cards expire after a certain number of years. Check your expiration dates and remember to visit the proper offices to repeat training and obtain your replacement cards as needed!

TAM® of Nevada to Participate in Henderson Community Expo – National Night Out

community-expoWe are always happy to get involved with community events to promote safe beverage service, and we are happy to announce that TAM® of Nevada will be exhibiting at the Henderson Community Expo on Saturday, October 15th. The free event promises to be a great opportunity to meet your neighborhood business community. Fun for families, there will be interactive demonstrations and activities for all ages. So come by and join us!

The Henderson Community Expo 2016 will feature exhibits from over 100 local businesses that are based on health and wellness, fire and crime prevention, and public safety.

To learn more about the services offered by TAM of Nevada, visit our website, or stop by our booth and say “hello” on October 15th.  Be sure to stay up to date about this and other activities and events TAM® of Nevada will be attending by connecting with us on Facebook.

Event Details:

  • Henderson Community Expo – National Night Out
  • October 15, 2016
  • 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Location: Galleria at Sunset
  • Address: 1300 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, NV

Join us! TAM of Nevada to Participate in Flavors of the Heart Culinary Event

foth2Trying to make heart-healthy choices? Dining out doesn’t have to be difficult!

As you learned in TAM® training, drinking too much alcohol can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, and other health conditions. Learn more about alcohol and heart health at the AHA website, by taking an online TAM® course, or by joining us later this month at a special event.

As food and beverage professionals, TAM® students have a unique opportunity to help promote heart healthy food and beverage choices in their daily work. Restaurateurs and kitchen staff can develop healthy dishes to wow guests with discerning tastes. Servers can make recommendations about heathy menu items. And as individuals, we can all benefit from making smart choices in our own lives. What’s not to like about that? To promote these choices, attend the always exciting Flavors of the Heart event later this month. Join us for great education, great food, great tunes, and great company!

We’re pleased to announce that TAM® of Nevada staff volunteers will be on site to assist in the American Heart and Stroke Association’s Flavors of the Heart event in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 17th.

The purpose of this event is fourfold:

  • To celebrate the wonderful Teens Cook with Heart Program in Las Vegas
  • To educate the community on how to make healthier choices when eating out
  • To motivate restaurants to create heart healthy dishes (and promote those dishes at this event)
  • To increase awareness of the American Heart and Stroke Association and its mission

If you’ll be attending this fantastic event, TAM® Manager Sherry Cummings and additional TAM® Staff members will be on site and participating. Please stop by and say hello! Hearing directly from the community about what issues are important to them helps us to provide the best training possible for our students.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 17th. The event will include over 25 participating restaurants, food and wine tasting, music and special guests, and we’d love to see you there! Also be sure to stay up to date about this and other activities and events TAM® of Nevada will be attending by connecting with us on Facebook.

Event Details:

For more information, visit the Flavors of the Heart website.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

World Market Center Las Vegas

Worldview on 16, Building B

495 Grand Central Parkway

Las Vegas, NV 89106