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Brisbane welcomes Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen

Jamie's Ministry of Food's Queensland Mobile Kitchen will drive into Mount Gravatt from 20th November!

The 5 week cooking course is run by Jamie's Ministry of Food Trainers in a purpose-built mobile kitchen. The truck has travelled all around QLD since January 2012, from Cairns to the Gold Coast and as far west as Mount Isa, now into Brisbane for two 5 weeks stints.

The program is delivered by The Good Foundation and supported by Queensland Health, which provides funding to support the delivery of the program throughout Queensland.

Bookings are open now for a 5-week Home Cooking Course commencing on Thursday 16th November 2017 or Monday 15th January 2018.

Jamie's Ministry of Food home-cooking courses are based on Jamie Oliver's beliefs about cooking and the associated impact on healthy living. The 'back to basics' cooking course is a hands-on cooking class led by a team of dedicated Food Trainers and local B volunteers. The course covers information on ingredients, shopping, budgeting, meal planning and food preparation for basic cooking.

The program aims to inspire people to get back to basics in the kitchen. It's about teaching people to start cooking for themselves again by equipping them with some simple skills and knowledge to do so. The program inspires and empowers change in the way they and their families eat, and how they think about food.

It is taught in a fun, social and relaxed atmosphere, so the program is designed for all skill levels, and anyone aged 12 and over is welcome to take part.

Kurt and Olivia

Father and daughter team, Kurt and Olivia, decided to come along to the Ministry of Food course to spend quality time together, learn new skills and have some fun along the way. Olivia really flourished in the kitchen, particularly improving her confidence and knife skills. As for Kurt, he loved experiencing something new with his daughter, watching her take on tasks with gusto!

Each week participants will learn how to cook simple main meals, desserts, salads and sides, using fresh ingredients. The recipes cooked during class are taken home to be enjoyed whilst you will also share a freshly cooked meal at the end of each class, prepared by the Food Trainer.

Ruth and Susanne

Ruth loved taking the food home with her and sharing it with her husband, who adored the pizza and meatballs despite claiming he didn't like Italian food. Ruth's family loved the meals and stories from class so much her grand-daughter has now enrolled with her dad. The family cannot wait to cook the recipes they've learnt together!

Lee-Anne, Nicky and Jade

But Jamie's Ministry of Food courses aren't just about teaching you how to cook healthy meals from scratch, they are also a fun, social gathering each week! Lee-Anne, Nicky and Jade became bench buddies and bonded over family, fun times and being Jamie Oliver fans from way back.

"The amount of information you learn is amazing and it is so much fun! Plus you make new friends."

Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen will be located at Mount Gravatt Showgrounds - Enter off Logan Rd,1644 Logan Rd, Mount Gravatt QLD 4122

Day, evening and weekend classes are available (one 90 minute class per week for 5 weeks) - choose from:

Cycle 1: Course Dates: Thursday 16th November 2017 - Wednesday 20th December 2017

Cycle 2: Course Dates: Monday 15th January 2018 - Saturday 17th February 2018

Each class has a maximum of 12 participants and is completely hands-on so you get to see, smell, feel and taste everything that you cook!

Classes cost $20 per class ($100 per course), $15 per class for student card holders ($75 per course) and $10 per class for concession card holders ($50 per course). Bookings can be made via

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When: November 16th, 2017 - February 17th, 2018
Where: Mount Gravatt Showgrounds - Enter off Logan Rd
Cost: $10 per class concession ($50 per course), $15 per class student ($75 per course) $20 per class ($100 per course)
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