Jamie’s Ministry of Food to dish up healthy cooking tips

Jamie’s Ministry of Food’s Mobile Kitchen is rolling in to Bundaberg
Jamie’s Ministry of Food’s Mobile Kitchen is rolling in to Bundaberg. Source: Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia

Jamie’s Ministry of Food’s Mobile Kitchen is rolling in to Bundaberg to teach locals home-cooking skills and promote healthy eating in the region.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food (JMoF), which is delivered by The Good Foundation in Australia, will deliver a series of fun, hands-on courses for aspiring home cooks in Bundaberg from its temporary residency in the carpark of Stockland Bundaberg Shopping Centre starting 27 May.

The mobile kitchen’s arrival has been cooked up in partnership with Queensland Health, Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN (PHN), Woolworths and Stockland.

The Good Foundation CEO Siobhan Boyle said the organisation was delighted to return to Bundaberg with Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen.

“Through this new partnership, we can’t wait to continue delivering accessible food education to people living in the region,” Ms Boyle said.

“We look forward to keeping cooking skills alive and inspiring more people to establish lifelong good food habits through healthy eating.”

Participants in the program will attend 90-minute classes on a weekly basis over five weeks.

The classes are taught by dedicated food trainers using Jamie Oliver's recipes and his philosophy on cooking, buying, storing and eating good, fresh and healthy food.

Jamie's Ministry of Food promotes healthy eating

Stockland Bundaberg Centre Manager Paul Davis said the partnership was a natural fit with the centre’s ambition to promote healthy communities.

“We are really pleased to be able to facilitate such a great opportunity to teach residents about heathier eating habits, with a particular focus on raising happy, healthy kids.”

With two in three Queenslanders considered overweight or obese, PHN Senior Manager Kirsten Smith said the program was a vital step in delivering health education.

“The latest data tells us less than ten percent of Wide Bay residents are eating the recommended daily vegetable intake,” Ms Smith said.

“Jamie’s Ministry of Food is a fun and engaging way for residents in the Bundaberg and surrounding area to start to manage their wellbeing through healthy eating.”

Book a class on the JMoF website.

The JMoF Mobile Kitchen will arrive in Bundaberg on Monday 20th of May and classes will run from Monday 27th of May, through to the 3rd of August.