Posts Tagged ‘Cooking for Crowds’

Learn to Cook for Crowds with UMaine Extension

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Extension expert demonstrates cooking for crowds; photo by Edwin RemsbergUniversity of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a Cooking for Crowds workshop from 12pm-4pm on Thursday, August 7, at the UMaine Extension Penobscot County office, 307 Maine Avenue, Bangor.

Learn up-to-date methods for safely preparing, handling and serving food for large groups, including at soup kitchens, church functions, food pantries and community fundraisers. The class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements. The workshop covers the following food safety guidelines: planning and purchasing; storing food supplies; preparing food; transporting, storing and serving cooked foods; and handling leftovers.

Cost is $15 per person; scholarships are available. Register online at or bring a check to class. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call Viña Lindley at 207.342.5971 or 800.287.1426 (in Maine).

Cooking for Crowds Workshop, March 25, 2014

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Cooking for Crowds: Food Safety Training for Volunteers

Extension expert demonstrates cooking for crowds; photo by Edwin RemsbergMarch 25, 2014
Location: UMaine Learning Center, Falmouth, ME
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $15.00

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers like you for a variety of food events for fundraising, fellowship, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky! How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Now there is a workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers.

For more information or to register, visit Cooking for Crowds.