BOONSBORO -- Christopher Herrmann got into the food/hospitality field on the ground floor -- washing pots while working as a lifeguard in Ocean City.
Now, after more than 30 years in hotel and restaurant management, Herrmann is all about food safety.
A resident of Boonsboro, Herrmann recently volunteered to speak on the subject at a gathering organized by the Boonsboro Task Force on Recycling.
"I am very serious about food safety," said Herrmann, a senior consultant with the Maryland-based company Sherwin Food Safety.
Herrmann has taught college-level courses and has been certified as a trainer and administrator for food safety certification programs by the National Restaurant Association and the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. He holds a bachelor's degree from Florida International University and a master's degree from the University of Maryland.
His August presentation was designed to help community volunteers safely prepare and serve food for large groups. Some of the topics covered included shopping tips for safety, proper storage of foods, preparation safety, cooking essentials, chilling hot food, transportation of hot and cold food, reheating food, presentation and serving food.