BANGOR — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer “Cooking for Crowds–Food Safety Training for Volunteer Cooks” Oct. 24, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., at the UMaine Extension office, 307 Maine Avenue, Bangor.
The workshop, taught by Extension community education assistant Laurie Bowen, offers up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods safely for large group functions, including at soup kitchens, church suppers, food pantries and community fundraisers.
Participants will receive “Cooking for Crowds,” a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks, as well as a certificate of attendance, posters and an instant-read thermometer.
Cost is $15 per person for the class, which meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank safety training requirements. Register online (extension.umaine.edu/register/product/cookingcrowds-bangor-10-24-17). For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 942-7396.
About University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth education program in Maine through 4-H.