Food Safety Training for Volunteers
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.
This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.
There’s a lot to learn about safe food preparation and handling. If you don’t do it for a living, you may not be aware of all the special techniques involved in cooking for a large group of people.
It is scary to think about people getting sick from your meal, but it can happen. More than three quarters of the outbreaks are blamed on food eaten outside the home.
While food-borne illness can be as mild as stomach ache, it can be much more serious and sometimes fatal.
Unsafe food can “spoil” your group’s reputation — and its finances. Don’t take a chance. Sign up for the for the “Cooking for Crowds” workshop. Learn to protect yourself and the people you feed.
What you will learn
Learn up-to-date methods for safely preparing, handling and serving food for large group functions such as soup kitchens, church functions, food pantries and community fundraisers.
Workshops cover the following food safety guidelines:
Materials fee: $15.00/per person. Scholarships are available.
June 6th, 2013, 1-5pm Register online
UMaine Cooperative Extension Penobscot County Office
307 Maine Ave. Bangor, ME
E-mail Theresa Tilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207.942.7396 or 1.800.287.1485 (in Maine) to register
July 31, 2013, 1-5pm Register online
UMaine Cooperative Extension Somerset County Office
7 County Dr. Skowhegan, ME
E-mail Tammy Bodge Terry at email@example.com or call 207.474.9622 or 1.800.287.1495 (in Maine) to register
August 15th, 2013, 1-5pm Register online
UMaine Cooperative Extension Piscataquis County Office
165 East Main St. Dover-Foxcroft, ME
E-mail Amanda Miles at Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207.564.3301 or 1.800.287.1491 (in Maine) to register
Don’t see a workshop offered in your area? Please request a workshop.
UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals.
Resources for Cooking for Crowds
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Image Description: Extension expert demonstrates cooking for crowds; photo by Edwin Remsberg