Temporary Food Service Event Training & Educational Tools

Temporary Food Event Training
The Temporary Food Service Event Training class covers food safety, sanitation and code requirements that are essential to conducting a safe, sanitary and successful temporary food service event in Lake County for a reduced fee. This class provides temporary food service event vendors/workers with a better understanding of how handling food correctly prevents foodborne illness. Although the class is aimed to educate not-for-profit temporary event vendors who don't have a certified food service manager (5-year expiration) or trained food handlers (3-year expiration), any vendor may attend. The Temporary Food Service Event Training Certificate is valid for one (1) year from the date of training. Click here for more information on the training options (dates/online training links) or call the Food Program to sign up for a class at 847-377-8040.

Educational Tools
Food Code Changes
Below are educational tools that may be used to educate food service employees in food service facilities:
This PowerPoint presentation is an overview of the most recent updates in the 2008 Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Code.

Food Cooling/Cold Holding
These PowerPoint presentations (quizzes included) are a review of how to cool hot foods properly (Cooling of Foods) and how to keep cold food cold (Cold Holding).

Food Safety Game


The Food Safety Game is a fun and easy way to teach food handlers the basics of food safety and sanitation. The game uses Microsoft PowerPoint to run and works similar to the game Jeopardy. Click on the links below to download the game, playing instructions and answer/score sheets.