UMaine Extension offers Cooking for Crowds workshop throughout the fall

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer food safety training for volunteer cooks at the Cumberland County Office in Falmouth throughout the fall. Visit the program website for exact dates and location.

The workshop offers up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods safely for large group functions such as soup kitchens, church suppers, food pantries and community fundraisers. Participants receive “Cooking for Crowds,” a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks; a certificate of attendance; posters; and an instant-read thermometer. This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.

The $15 per person fee includes all materials. Find the full schedule and register at the event website. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine).