SKOWHEGAN — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a Cooking for Crowds workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 7, at the UMaine Extension Somerset County office, 7 County Drive.

Participants can 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 will cover 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 or bring a check to class.

For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call Crystal Hamilton at 622-7546 or 800-287-1481.