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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Ohio State University Extension provides training for Extension volunteers and employees who provide leadership to the preparation and/or service of food at sponsored events. Occasional Quantity Cooks training materials are designed to raise your awareness and increase your knowledge regarding food safety. 


This training will help you prepare as you plan for, prepare and deliver food for a one time event in your county. When engaged in programs/activities that include food preparation and/or service, Ohio State University Extension faculty, staff, and volunteers must follow local and state food preparation and service guidelines (when applicable); adhere to appropriate licensing procedures; and be knowledgeable of food safety guidelines. Earning a 70% or higher in the course is required to receive a certificate of completion. Don't forget to print a copy of your certificate and give it to your County Educator as verification that you have completed this training. 


Students will learn basic practices for handling food safely, including good personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, time and temperature abuse and proper cleaning and sanitizing.

Directions to Access the Occasional Quantity Cooks Online Volunteer Training

Please click the link below for directions to access the Occasional Quantity Cooks Online Volunteer Training.