Cooking for Crowds

— Written By Renee Harvey Cooking for Crowds logo

Do you know the food safety risks that result from cooking large volumes of food? While restaurants, schools, and senior meal sites are mandated to have updated food safety education in their facilities, non-profit organizations hosting temporary events that serve food are not required to do so. “Cooking for Crowds” is a program designed for non-profit groups that prepare food for their organization or for the public as part of food fundraisers.

Don’t risk your next church potluck, fundraiser, or community event. “There have been multiple outbreaks and hundreds of illnesses linked to community-based meal events in the past decade.”  Attend a Cooking for Crowds training and learn what causes foodborne illnesses, how to prevent foodborne illnesses, and how to start practicing good food safety strategies for your next event.

The Cooking for Crowds training will be offered November 1st, from 1-5 p.m. at the Beaufort County Cooperative Extension. Registration deadline is October 23. To learn more about how you or your organization can register, contact the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Renee Harvey at  252-946-0111 or