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Murrysville church will host 'Cooking for Crowds' food-safety seminar

Patrick Varine
| Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
Anne Hunt, who once ran a Chicago cooking school, mixes biscuit dough with her hands in her home in Chicago on Friday, July 13, 2018. At her daughter's urging, Hunt visited her family doctor in 2011 because of increasing forgetfulness. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2016. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)
Anne Hunt, who once ran a Chicago cooking school, mixes biscuit dough with her hands in her home in Chicago on Friday, July 13, 2018. At her daughter's urging, Hunt visited her family doctor in 2011 because of increasing forgetfulness. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2016. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)

Pancake breakfasts. Burger cookouts. Spaghetti dinners.

Cooking for a crowd is a staple of nonprofit fundraising, and members of the Penn State Extension want to ensure that charity groups are taking all proper precautions.

Extension officials will present “Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteers’ Guide to Safe Food Handling” at 9 a.m., Sept. 19 at First Presbyterian Church in Murrysville.

Participants will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and prepping food for large groups, and is geared for churches, fire companies, schools and civic groups.

The cost is $25 per person, or $50 for four participants from one organization. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the extension and the state Department of Agriculture.

The church is at 3202 North Hills Road in Murrysville.

Register by Sept. 14 by calling 877-345-0691 or online at Extension.PSU.edu/cooking-for-crowds .

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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