TAM® Cards for Teens – Training Available for Ages 16 and Up

iStock_000003275965SmallThere is a common misconception that one must be 21 years old to obtain a TAM® Card, but in reality TAM® training is available to individuals ages 16 and up. Remember, anyone who works in sales and service of alcoholic beverages, or in security at establishments that serve or sell alcoholic beverages in Southern Nevada must obtain an alcohol awareness card (Nevada Revised Statutes). Many minors and young adults work in positions that may require them to have their cards. Examples include cashiering or clerking at grocery and convenience stores. Workers ages 16-17 may handle sealed alcoholic beverages such as wine bottles or beer cans if they are employed at these types of establishments, as long as they are supervised by an adult.

Rules are different for hospitality professionals working at on-premises locations, and this is often where the confusion about alcohol awareness training regulations comes in. One must be 21 years or older to serve alcohol for consumption on the premises. In other words, if you work in a bar, restaurant, casino or other establishment where you are responsible for mixing or serving open alcoholic beverages, you must be of legal drinking age yourself. Additionally, one must also be 21 or older to be allowed inside a casino. These rules are applicable to individuals in positions such as bartenders, waiters, cocktail servers, etc.

Need help making sure you or your staff is in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations? Learn more about laws and regulations for servers and sellers of alcoholic beverages in Nevada and complete your mandatory alcohol awareness training with TAM®. Laws and statutes can be confusing because they are at the state, county, and city levels; and yes, there are additional gaming regulations in some cases. TAM training will cover all of these laws with you and make sure you understand the ways to reduce your risk and liability. Also remember to follow the rules of conduct laid out by your employer. Many companies have additional policies to maintain guest and employee safety, so make sure to check with your manager or supervisor about any extra procedures in place.

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Think Green – St. Patrick’s Day Comes to Town

think-greenIt only comes once a year, but on March 17th, everyone gets to be Irish. In reality, Saint Patrick himself was actually British! (National Geographic). Saint Patrick’s Day may have started off as a quaint religious celebration in Ireland, but it’s become a festive occasion all around the world, including right here in Nevada. Green beer will be flowing from taps all over town, and many service professionals will be seriously busy on one of the biggest sales nights of the year for bars and pubs.

It doesn’t matter if you’ll be hard at work on Friday, or celebrating with the crowds, there will be something for everyone. Be sure to spread the world to your patrons; in addition to hoping for the luck o’ the Irish at the casinos, they will appreciate the information you can give them on all of the exciting celebrations around town. You can check out the extensive list of events happenings in Las Vegas here, courtesy of Vegas.com.

If you haven’t made plans for the day, it will be business as usual at TAM® of Nevada’s Training Center, so feel free to stop in at 9:00am or 2:00pm if you need to take your alcohol awareness course. Remember that your TAM® training can help everyone to celebrate safely and still have a great time.

How are you planning to celebrate? If you’re working, is your establishment doing anything special for the day?

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Announcing Our First Quarterly Survey Winner for 2017

Survey WinnerCongratulations to Hunter C. of Las Vegas, winner of our most recent quarterly gift card giveaway!

Have you recently finished an alcohol awareness class with TAM® of Nevada? If so, we’d like to hear from you! We appreciate feedback from our customers about their experiences with the TAM program.  As a token of thanks for participation, we enter survey respondents into a quarterly drawing for a $25 Amazon.com gift card prize.

If you’ve recently completed your TAM® course and haven’t yet completed the customer satisfaction survey, we invite you to access the survey and submit your response before our next drawing. Let us know your favorite part of the training, what you’ve learned, your experiences with staff, or ask us any questions you might have.

Our customer satisfaction survey is available to both online and classroom students. Thank you again to all of our customers for choosing TAM® of Nevada for your alcohol awareness cards. Remember to visit us on TAM of Nevada on Facebook and keep the conversation going!

Restaurant Hospitality Institute Chooses TAM of Nevada to Provide Alcohol Awareness Training

rhiWe are pleased to announce that TAM® of Nevada has been chosen by Restaurant Hospitality Institute to provide alcohol awareness training and TAM Cards for their students in Las Vegas. Alcohol awareness cards are required for all sellers and servers of alcoholic beverages in Clark County, and TAM® of Nevada is proud to offer this mandatory training with RHI’s curriculum.

A great hospitality professional can juggle customer satisfaction with a multitude of ever changing tasks each and every day. This includes fast-paced service, menu knowledge, heavy lifting, and keeping an eye to the health and safety of patrons. Given the rigors of the job, an exceptional hospitality education program, like the one offered by Restaurant Hospitality Institute, can be a great foundation for dedicated food and beverage professionals.

Visit the Restaurant Hospitality Institute website to learn more about their five-week food hospitality education program.