FALMOUTH, Maine — Volunteer cooks will have more opportunities in this fall to learn how to safely prepare food for large numbers of people.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County will present the Cooking for Crowds — Food Safety Training for VolunteerCooks workshop from 9 a.m. to noon September 19, October 4 and November 14 at UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth. Additional workshops are available in Augusta and South Paris.
The workshop offers up-to-date information about safely preparing, handling, transporting, serving and storing food at soup kitchens, church suppers, food pantries and community fundraisers. Participants receive the manual “Cooking for Crowds,” a certificate of attendance, posters and an instant-read thermometer. The class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.
The $15 per-person fee includes materials; limited financial assistance is available. Register online. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact 207.781.6099, 800.287.
—University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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