- Thursday 25 September 2014
Sunshine Coast Council Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay today welcomed Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen for the next leg of its ongoing Queensland tour.
Based on Jamie Oliver’s belief that knowing how to cook healthy food from scratch is one of the best things you can do for your health, happiness and finances, Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen began classes today.
Participants of the program will learn to cook via a hands-on-experience led by Jamie’s Ministry of Food – Food Trainers, assisted by local volunteers.
Delivered by Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia and partnering with the Sunshine Coast Council and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), 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.
Cr McKay said Sunshine Coast Council was honoured to welcome Jamie’s Ministry of Food to the beautiful Sunshine Coast region.
“This is a unique opportunity for the Sunshine Coast community to engage in learning the skills of healthy, affordable and accessible cooking skills from the program of a well-known identity,” Cr McKay said.
“The outcomes of this program will be invaluable with participants learning how to cook using fresh, local and seasonal produce.”
USC’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said the University was delighted to be hosting the Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen for the next three months.
“This high-profile project will bring many benefits to Sunshine Coast residents and provide invaluable learning experiences for our Nutrition students who will work as volunteers to assist with the facilitation of the cooking classes,” Professor Hill said.
CEO Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia, Alicia Peardon believes the USC campus is a great location for the program due to the existing learning environment which will encourage participants to learn and pass on Jamie’s important messages about learning to cook with fresh ingredients.
The Jamie’s Ministry of Food team is excited to be delivering the program across Queensland for another 12 months with the support of the Queensland Government, and looks forward to a successful visit in the Mobile Kitchen’s new location on the Sunshine Coast.” Ms Peardon said.
Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia is an innovative, community based cooking program built on Jamie’s beliefs about cooking and the associated impact on healthy living.
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.
Sunshine Coast Council and the University of the Sunshine Coast have joined forces to support the delivery of the Jamie’s Ministry of Food Queensland Mobile Kitchen program.