Food Safety Training Classes

The ServSafe® Manager food safety training course will be offered in Coshocton County May 2, 9, and 16 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., with the exam May 23 from 8:30-11:30 am. The ServSafe® series will be held at the Coshocton County Services Building, 724 S. 7th St., Room B100, Coshocton, OH 43812.

The ServSafe® Manager training meets Ohio Department of Health Level 2 certification requirements by providing in-depth food safety and safe food handling education for owners, managers, and operators within the food service industry.

This training enhances understanding of major food safety principles, including factors leading to contamination of food, time and temperature abuse, cross-contamination and personal hygiene. Additional topics include the flow of food from receiving through service, food system management, pest control, and cleaning and sanitizing. Program participants will receive a textbook—developed by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation— and take the National Restaurant Association ServSafe® certification examination. Those successfully completing the course will receive Ohio Department of Health Food Protection Certificates.

Registration can be found here . Please contact Emily Marrison at OSU Extension 740-622-2265 for more information.


2019 Food preservation Series

Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's bounty by preserving fruits and vegetables and meats at home. Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences teach the basics of home canning and preservation through demonstrations and workshops.  These classes emphasize the science behind preservation so that everyone who cans or freezes fresh fruits and vegetables understands why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product that they and their family can enjoy.

Join OSU Extension educators in Coshocton County for one or more of these free workshops.

  • May 13 - Canning Basics, 6:00- 7:30 pm, County Services Building, Room 145
  • June 10 - Jams and Jellies, 6:00- 8:00 pm, Coshocton Public Library
  • July 15 - Quick Pickles, 6:00- 8:00 pm, Walhonding Valley Fire Dept.
  • August 12 - Fermentation- Sauerkraut & More, 6:00- 8:00 pm, Coshocton Christian Tabernacle
  • September 16 - Canning Meat, 6:00- 7:30 pm, County Services Building, Room 145

Pressure canner gauges should be tested for accuracy each year. Canners can be tested for $5 on May 13 or June 10 prior to class from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. To ensure adequate materials are available, please RSVP for all classes by calling Coshocton County Extension at 740-622-2265. Get more detailed information by clicking the link about or visiting us at