Training Opportunities

Public Health and Environment is happy to offer online registration for various training opportunities.  Please click on what you wish to register for to be directed to the appropriate page. 

Be More Efficient in the Kitchen Training - Registration is Closed

If you are interested in joining a wait list or attending this class at a later date, please email Chloe Richter at

Learn to be more efficient in the kitchen to save yourself time and money. Class includes knife skills, batch cooking, cook once-serve twice techniques and recipes that can be made ahead of time. There is a hands-on portion of the class for learning and practicing knife skills. 
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Identify which types of knives and cutting boards are best for meal preparation. 
Demonstrate how to correctly and safely hold a knife and the food being cut. 
Demonstrate mastery of three cutting techniques: slice, draw, and chop. 
Discuss the importance of providing nutritious food for children at child care. 
Discuss the role of a child care provider in presenting new foods and supporting healthy eating in children’s development. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm
Cottage Grove Service Center 13000 Ravine Parkway South Cottage Grove, MN 55016, Room 149
Cost: FREE includes materials, and a light meal
Trainer: Chef Marshall O’Brien