University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer food safety training for volunteer cooks at the Cumberland County Office, 75 Clearwater Drive in Falmouth, throughout the fall.

The Cooking for Crowds workshops are set for 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, Thursday, Oct. 12, and Thursday, Nov. 16, according to a news release from Kathy Savoie with the Falmouth extension.

The $15 per person fee includes all materials. People should register at least one week in advance for chosen workshop.

The workshop offers up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods safely for large group functions such as soup kitchens, church suppers, food pantries and community fundraisers.

Participants receive “Cooking for Crowds,” a manual designed for volunteer cooks, as well as a certificate of attendance, posters and an instant-read thermometer. This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.

To register, visit For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 207-781-6099 or 800-287-1471 (in Maine).


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