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Cooking for Crowds to be held in Jim Thorpe

Published August 14. 2019 12:30PM

Preparing food in large quantities is different from food preparation in the home.

Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling program helps nonprofit organizations and their volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and the important food safety practices that need to be implemented to ensure a safe event.

The program, conducted by Penn State Extension, is being held at Ebenezer E.C. Church, 441 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 4.

The program is geared to volunteers preparing food for events such as church fundraisers, fire company barbecues, booster club food sales and the many other types of events where food is served to the public.

It covers information related to preventing cross-contamination, temperature control, good personal hygiene, cleaning and sanitization, and planning a successful food event.

Register online by Aug. 30 at: https://extension.psu.edu/cooking-for-crowds or by calling 1-877-345-0691. For questions, contact Nicole McGeehan at 570-421-6430 or nmd5140@psu.edu.

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