Cooking for Crowds

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Are you serving food at a church potluck, annual fundraiser, community event, or large family gathering? Do you know if this food has been prepared and handled safely? While restaurants, schools, and senior meal sites are mandated to have updated food safety education in their facilities, non-profit organizations hosting temporary events which serve food are not required to do so. The everyday home cook can also benefit from regular food safety information updates!

The Family & Consumer Sciences Agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center is offering the “Cooking for Crowds” program on November 1 & 2, 2018, from 9 a.m. – noon at the Burke County Agricultural Building. “Cooking for Crowds” is designed for individuals or non-profit groups that prepare food for their organization, large groups/families, or for the public as part of food fundraisers. Learn to prevent the conditions during planning, purchasing, storage, preparation and service that may lead to a foodborne illness outbreak at your next food fundraiser or family gathering.

By participating, your organization will receive a certificate to proudly place within the establishment. Emily is also available to provide Cooking for Crowds instruction to your organization on-site. This workshop is also an amazing opportunity for the home cook or anyone else interested in basic food safety.

The class is no charge but pre-registration is required by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The class is subject to cancellation due to low or no enrollment. To learn more about how you or your organization can register, contact N.C. Cooperative Extension of Burke County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Emily Troutman at 828-764-9480 or