SKOWHEGAN — University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Somerset County will offer the Cooking for Crowds food safety training workshops from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16 and 30,at the UMaine Extension Somerset County office, 7 County Drive.

Crystal Hamilton, nutrition and food systems professional, will instruct volunteer quantity cooks on up-to-date methods for safely preparing, handling and serving food for large groups, including soup kitchens, church functions, food pantries and community fundraisers.

Cost is $15 per person; scholarships are available. For more information or to register, call 474-9622 or visit

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