Food Safety Workshop for Community Meal Events



Many community groups, volunteer organizations and churches plan big food events such as fundraising dinners, bake sales, fish fries or potluck lunches.  Often these events are staffed by volunteers relying on cooking skills they use at home to prepare food for several hundred people. That’s not a good idea.  Professional chefs and food service workers know the secrets for safely cooking foods in large quantities. Now, non-professionals can know them, too.

A  Food Safety Workshop for Community Meal Events is planned for Thursday, April 20, 2023 for the people who volunteer at events where food is cooked and served to a crowd. The workshop will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Brunswick County Center of the NC Cooperative Extension, Building N at the Government Complex in Bolivia.

The registration fee is $10 per person. Each participant will receive educational material, a digital thermometer and a light lunch. This program is being partially funded by the Mary Russ Family and Consumer Science Endowment at NC State.  The fee can be paid the day of the workshop, but pre-registration is required and limited to the first 40 people.

For more information or to register  go the NC Cooperative Extension Brunswick County Center’s website at  or by calling 910-253-2610.



N.C. Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership of NC State University, N.C. A&T State University, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and local governments statewide. Extension professionals in all 100 counties, and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, connect millions of North Carolinians with research-based information and technology from the universities. Educational programs specialize in agriculture, food and nutrition, 4-H youth development, community development and the environment. Find your local center at