November 19, 2013
Bookings opened yesterday for cooking classes at super chef Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen which will be setting up in the South Burnett for 10 weeks from January.
The mobile kitchen will spend five weeks in Nanango and five weeks in Wondai.
Residents can sign up for a hands-on five-week cooking course – one 90-minute cooking class per week – with up to a maximum of 12 participants in each class.
And while Jamie won’t be personally present, his spirit – and personal fortune – is driving the project.
Jamie’s Ministry Of Food is a community-based cooking program built on Jamie’s beliefs about cooking and the associated impact on healthy living.
The mobile kitchen is being brought to the region as part of the South Burnett Regional Council’s Healthy Communities Initiative.
Mayor Wayne Kratzmann said it was wonderful having Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia in the region.
“I encourage all residents to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity and get in early,” he said.
Classes begin on Monday, January 13.
The mobile kitchen will be open six days a week, with the hands-on classes led by a team of Jamie’s Ministry of Food trainers.
Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia CEO Alicia Peardon said she was confident locals would respond well.
“We know we’ll have a great response from the residents of the South Burnett region because of the overwhelming positive reaction we have received from past participants through our hands-on program,” she said.
“By teaching basic cooking skills, Jamie’s Ministry of Food helps people gain confidence in the kitchen which leads to better food and ultimately better health.
“The program is a practical solution to the problems of obesity and diet-related disease and is a successful response to the lack of basic food skills in today’s population.”
Classes cost $10 per session ($5 concession).
They can be booked through www.jamiesministryoffood.com
The Good Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which has partnered with Jamie Oliver and The Good Guys to deliver Jamie’s Ministry of Food throughout Australia.
Queensland Health has committed funding to The Good Foundation to support the delivery of the program in Queensland.
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Courses will run between Monday, January 13 – Saturday, February 15
Bookings for courses at Nanango went on sale on Monday, November 18
Courses will run between Monday, February 24 – Saturday, March 29
Bookings for courses at Wondai will go on sale on Thursday, January 9 at noon.
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