Space is limited for the one-day cooking class led by award-winning pit masters. The Carolina Outdoor Cooking BBQ class will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Exhibition Kitchen at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia. Attendees will learn the techniques of preparing Carolina pulled pork, Texas beef brisket, Memphis pork ribs and smoked chicken. Cost is $250 and includes lunch and all-day samplings. Details and to register: Garland Hudgins, 803-360-4700; www.carolinaoutdoorcooking.com.
Bake & Give Back
The King Arthur Flour Co. will teach more than 700 local third- through seventh-grade students to bake fresh bread from scratch as part of its Life Skill Bread Baking program. The Norwich, Vt., company will visit three schools in Mooresville and Concord W.R. Odell Elementary, Harris Road Middle School and Mooresville Middle School Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
Following a presentation that shares the programs goals of learn, bake, share, students will be given ingredients including King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour to take home. Theyre encouraged to bake two loaves of bread: one to keep and one to bring to school for donation to Mooresville Soup Kitchen, Kannapolis Cooperative Ministry in Concord, Cabarrus Victim Assistance Network in Concord and Mooresville Christian Mission.
S&D Culinary Challenge
S&D Coffee and Tea will host its third annual cooking competition for Johnson & Wales University students 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Hance Auditorium on the Johnson & Wales campus, 801 W. Trade St. Students submitted recipes incorporating S&D coffee or tea extracts, and judges will select the top 20 recipes on Jan. 25, to be narrowed down to the final 10 that will compete Feb. 19. The winning chef will receive the top prize of $2,000.
Incident recovery training
The Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension and Mecklenburg Friends of Agriculture have partnered with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service, Food and Drug division to offer the Innovative Food Defense Program training. The free seminar will be 9:30 a.m-3:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Service training facility, 1418 Armory Drive.
Topics will include: current good manufacturing practices; use of personal protective equipment and sanitary practices for employees and contractors; cleaning processes; review and implementation of appropriate sanitary measures, remediation strategies, risk factors and risk communication; confining a contaminate and implementing response; proper disposal of contaminated waste and confirming a facility is decontaminated.
To register: 704-336-2082; bit.ly/WBL0Vk.
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