Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen has arrived on the Sunshine Coast. Following huge success in previous locations, including most recently Mount Gravatt, Nerang and Toowoomba the Mobile Kitchen is offering cooking classes from Thursday 10th May - Wednesday 13th June, located at Stockland Aura. Bookings are open now.
Local residents will have 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. The basic home cooking course will deliver hands-on cooking classes led by a team of dedicated Food Trainers and local volunteers.
Jamie's Ministry of Food is a practical solution to the problems associated with diet-related disease. The community-focused program aims to inspire people to get back to basics in the kitchen. It's about teaching people to start cooking for themselves and equipping them with some simple skills and knowledge. The program inspires and empowers change in the way they and their families eat, and how they think about food.
The 90-minute classes are held at the same time each week for five weeks with a maximum of twelve participants in each class. The course is open to people aged 12 years and over, who want to learn the basics of cooking with fresh food in a fun environment.
Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia has been proven to work. A comprehensive 3.5 year evaluation funded by Queensland Health and conducted by Deakin University and University of Melbourne showed that participants who complete the cooking course purchased and consumed more vegetables, were more confident in cooking meals from scratch and spent less on take away foods.
The cooking program includes Jamie's hints, tips and shortcuts for preparing healthy food from scratch using fresh ingredients which is of particular importance with only approximately 7% of the Australian population eating the recommended daily serve of vegetables.
"Jamie's Ministry of Food is a fun and engaging program that fosters a sense of community and social connectedness. The program achieves measurable health and wellbeing outcomes for participants and The Good Foundation is thrilled to be bringing this incredible program to the Sunshine Coast," said Amy Smith, CEO, Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia and The Good Foundation.
Day, evening and weekend classes are available (one 90 minute class per week for 5 weeks) - choose from:
Course Dates: Thursday 10th May – Wednesday 13th June
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 jamiesministryoffood.com.au
Who do I contact to become a volunteer? Submit your application at jamiesministryoffood.com.au/get-involved/volunteer