December 19, 2013
Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen – which is coming to Nanango and Wondai next year – is seeking volunteers from the local community to assist with the program.
Jamie’s Ministry of Food will offer local residents the opportunity to access and participate in an innovative, community-based cooking program built on Jamie’s beliefs about cooking and the associated impact on healthy living.
Although the Mobile Kitchen comes staffed with a team of Ministry of Food trainers who will teach all of the classes, the program requires enthusiastic volunteers to assist with rolling out the courses. Very quickly a volunteer becomes an integral part of the Ministry of Food army.
Ministry of Food Volunteers help the trainers make sure that classes run smoothly.
Tasks include food preparation and supporting the trainers and participants during class.
Volunteers are asked to commit to two hours each week for the five-week cycle during which they will build relationships with trainers and participants.
Volunteers are not required to have professional kitchen experience. Anyone over the age of 16 years who has a commitment to the values and philosophies of the program and a keen interest in food and cooking are eligible.
Jamie’s Ministry of Food Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer induction and information session, which also includes a cooking class before beginning their volunteering. This allows the food trainers to give further details about the program, including safe food handling.
Classes for the first of the two five-week cycles begins on Monday, January 13, delivered by Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia as part of South Burnett Council’s Healthy Communities Initiative.
The Mobile Kitchen program offers a five-week cooking course, comprising one 90-minute cooking class per week with up to 12 participants in each class.
Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen delivers hands-on classes six days a week.
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.
- For information about becoming a volunteer, please contact Kerry Oldfield at the South Burnett Regional Council on (07) 4189-9412 or by email
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