Easy Ways to Keep Food Safe at Grad Parties and Weddings - PIH Health

Skip to Content

Published on June 05, 2017

Easy Ways to Keep Food Safe at Grad Parties and Weddings

Potato Salad - keep it safe


Potato Salad - keep it safePlanning a graduation party, wedding or family barbecue? Follow the tips in this video to keep food safe to eat.

When you're planning an outdoor party, food safety should be a top priority. The video provides valuable tips on how to safely serve hot and cold foods. Here are a few of those tips:

Keep Hot Food Hot:

  • Pour hot water into a chafing dish. To avoid splashing, carry hot water in a teapot.
  • Use canned heat to warm up dish and keep food hot. Use the lid to set the height of the flame.
  • Keep chafing dish covered to retain heat.

Keep Cold Food Cold:

  • Use a thermometer to ensure cold dishes are served at 41°F or below.
  • Serve food in metal or ceramic bowls over an ice bath. Do not use plastic containers because they do not keep food as cold.

Other Serving Tips:

  • Keep the spout of hot beverage containers far from the edge of the table and out of kids' reach.
  • Replenish food with new pans and utensils. To reduce cross-contamination, use designated utensils in all dishes and replace every 4 hours.
  • Dairy-based desserts should be served at the last minute and immediately returned to the refrigerator after serving.


Copyright 2017 © Baldwin Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.  Health eCooking® is a registered trademark of Baldwin Publishing, Inc.

The information in Healthy Living Online is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation, or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.

Follow Us

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Instagram

Don't miss any Healthy Living Online posts - Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.