Join us! TAM of Nevada to Participate in Flavors for Life Culinary Event

flavors for life eventTrying to make healthier 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 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 healthy menu items. And, we can all benefit from making smart choices in our own lives. To promote these choices, attend the always exciting Flavors for Life culinary 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 event in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 19th.

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.

The event will include several participating chefs and restaurants, food and wine tasting, music and special guests. 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 for Life website.

Saturday, October 19th, 2016 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

  • World Market Center Las Vegas
  • 16th floor, Building B
  • 495 Grand Central Parkway
  • Las Vegas, NV 89106
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Working at one of the fall festivals in Las Vegas? Check out our TAM Card® promo for Life is Beautiful, Downtown Brew Festival, and more

fallfestIt’s autumn in Las Vegas, and that means it is festival season. Over the next 45 days, volunteers and employees will descend onto the festival grounds to help serve and sell alcoholic beverages to attendees at more than half a dozen special events. Whether you’re working at Life is Beautiful, Downtown Brew Festival, the San Gennaro Feast, the Great Las Vegas Taco Festival, the Las Vegas Food and Wine Festival, and the Carnival of the Dead, we can provide you with your mandatory alcohol awareness training.

We’re offering a special discount code for anyone who needs to get their TAM Card® for one of these events. Use promo code FALLFEST for $5 off your alcohol awareness training and TAM Card when you register at www.tamnevada.com. Whether you prefer to complete your course online or in our classroom, we’ve got you covered. Don’t delay – only the first 50 people who use this promo code will receive the discount.

If you’re planning to work at one or more of these festivals, make sure you are prepared. Alcohol awareness cards are required for anyone selling or serving alcoholic beverages for any length of time, including special one-time events and festivals… and the TAM® Card is the number one choice of employers in Las Vegas.

To register for a class and get your TAM Card, visit our website today. Spread the word to your friends and family who are planning to work at these events.

Use our Life is Beautiful festival promo code and save 20% on your TAM Card!

Life is Beautiful TAM CardThe always popular Life is Beautiful festival is coming very soon. We’re offering a special discount code for anyone who needs to get their TAM Card to work at the event. Use promo code BEAUTIFUL for 20% off your alcohol awareness training and TAM Card when you register at the TAM of Nevada website. Don’t delay – only the first 50 people who use this promo code will receive the discount.

Volunteers and employees will descend onto the festival grounds in downtown Las Vegas from September 21-22 to help serve and sell alcoholic beverages. If you’re planning to work at this event, make sure you are prepared. Alcohol awareness cards are required for anyone selling or serving alcoholic beverages for any length of time. That includes special one-time events and festivals like Life is Beautiful… and the TAM® Card is the number one choice of employers in Las Vegas.

To register for a class and get your TAM Card, visit our website today.

Always Check ID! Five Reno Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Check At Santa Pub Crawl Event

pub crawlImagine this: you are working a busy special event at your bar, serving beverages to customers. A young man walks up to the bar and orders a pint of beer. You size him up. He seems sober, confident, and greets you with a smile. But, he does look like he might be a little young. You wonder if the bouncer at the door checked his I.D. Think fast – what do you do? Ask to see I.D. to confirm his age, or make the sale and send him back to his table with a pint? If you chose option number two, you would have failed the test.

This past Saturday marked Reno’s 17th annual Santa Pub Crawl event. While a festive and fun occasion for thousands of participants. Local law enforcement were working to help keep things safe. Five area businesses were cited for serving alcohol to minors. The Reno area’s Regional Street Enforcement Team, comprised of area police departments, conducts regular alcohol compliance and TAM Card checks. On Saturday, the Team sent four 18-20 year-old volunteers out to attempt alcohol purchases at 51 area businesses. This time around, five of those businesses made sales to the minors. These volunteers were given instructions to show their actual state-issued I.D. if they were asked for it, clearly identifying them as underage, according to authorities.

The penalties can be severe. In Nevada, serving alcohol to a minor and allowing a minor into a bar are misdemeanors, with a pre-designated fine of $500. Now, think about your training. Would you pass an alcohol compliance check? Here are some tips for keeping things safe and legal:

  • Get your mandatory TAM® Card and alcohol awareness training. TAM® will train you on how to correctly check identification and how to spot fake, borrowed, or altered ID. Police officers may ask to see your alcohol awareness card during an alcohol compliance check, so it is important to be prepared.
  • Check ID very carefully, and look for any inconsistencies. Watch for anyone who seems either nervous, or over confident. When checking the birth date of a customer, don’t rely only on the birth year alone to confirm someone is of legal drinking age. Minors may try to pull a fast one on busy or distracted workers by purchasing alcohol just a few months or weeks shy of their 21st birthdays. As evidenced by this recent operation, doing the math correctly is very important.
  • Be vigilant about third party sales. If you see a third party (like an adult, who was approached by a minor in the parking lot) attempt to purchase alcohol for a person under 21, you have a responsibility to take steps to curtail the activity.  Retailers have the right to refuse any sale when a reasonable person in their position would conclude that the adult is purchasing on behalf of an underage person.  Not only do TAM Card holders have a legal and ethical responsibility not to make sales to intoxicated persons and minors; they must also be vigilant in preventing sales to other people who are clearly purchasing alcohol for minors.

Every establishment needs policies to prevent alcohol sales to minors, and to protect themselves from liability, and the public from harm. Tell us in the Comments below – how else do you think service workers can help curb teen drinking?

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17th Annual Santa Crawl Hits Downtown Reno – KTNV