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Learn to Cook for Crowds with UMaine Extension

Extension staff demonstrates how to cook for crowds; photo by Edwin RemsbergSkowhegan, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a Cooking for Crowds workshop 1-5 p.m. Monday, July 7, at the UMaine Extension Somerset County office, 7 County Drive (off Norridgewock Avenue), Skowhegan.

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 http://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/cooking-for-crowds/ or bring a check to class.

For more information, call Crystal Hamilton at 207.622.7546 or 800.287.1481 (in Maine).

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Crystal Hamilton at 207.622.7546 or 800.287.1481 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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