Become a Master Food Preserver
Fall 2012 MFP Class
The Master Food Preserver (MFP) program is a public-service community outreach providing up-to-date information on food safety and preservation. A Master Food Preserver is a volunteer who is formally educated in food preservation/food safety and is certified by a university cooperative extension. Volunteers are qualified to teach food preservation/food safety in addition to disseminating that information via lectures, talks and other county events.
New Certification Classes Begin September 2013
The next Master Food Preservation/Food Safety (MFP) certification class in Orange County is tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2013. Certification in the program requires completion of a 10 week food preservation/food safety training class with hands-on training, a weekly test, an oral presentation with demonstration and a final written exam.
Plans are still being finalized as to dates and location (we have 2 ‘kitchen’ choices and both are in Irvine). The 10 week class will begin either Tuesday, September 10, 2013 or Thursday, September 12, 2013. In the past, the class has been held from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. and we don’t expect that will change significantly.
Applications for the upcoming MFP class will be handed out at the two MFP Information Days. You must attend one of these Information Days in order to apply for the class. No exceptions. The MFP Information Days are scheduled for Thursday, July 25th and Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The time for both days is 10:00 – 12:00 at a location to be determined. Applications will need to be received in our office by August 12, 2013 and notifications will be mailed out Friday, August 16, 2013.
Download the Flyer: Master Food Preservers Flyer