Jamie’s Ministry Of Food Launches Virtual ‘Community Hubs’ Across Queensland
The Good Foundation have announced that Jamie’s Ministry of Food (JMoF) have paused face-to-face classes from their mobile kitchens, including Yarrabilba, and Ipswich centre, instead switching all classes to an online offering.
JMoF’s new virtual cooking classes are being rolled out following a successful pilot, providing the option for individuals, families and children to cook along from the comfort of their own kitchens.
Over 19,000 Queenslanders have already participated in one of JMoF’s cooking classes, with many more already registered for the new online offering. The Good Foundation hopes their pivot to online learning will allow more people to experience a class, particularly during these unusual times.
“Local residents from Ipswich, Yarrabilba and surrounds have been hugely supportive of Jamie’s Ministry of Food from the beginning. We are looking forward to launching our new virtual offering and are sure it will spark the same interest and passion in the community,” Good Foundation CEO Siobhan Boyle said.
“We will also be creating virtual hubs so we can maintain our close connection to local communities, especially those we weren’t able to reach through our physical centres and mobile kitchens. With the support of our partners at Health and Wellbeing Queensland, we are looking forward to launching our first virtual community hubs in the Barcaldine, Toowoomba, Blackall, Tambo, Longreach and Winton regions.”
Online classes will follow the same format as our face-to-face classes, but allow participants to get involved from the comfort of their own homes – registrations are now open on the Jamie’s Ministry of Food website.
Over 5 sessions participants will learn to make key recipes that cover every meal; from breakfast and sides to lunch and dinner. Taught by professional food trainers via a live interactive video chat, participants will learn knife skills and techniques to make it simpler and quicker to cook delicious meals on a budget. Participants will learn how to bring the best flavours out of fresh ingredients and how-to meal plan on a budget, so your food goes further
For the kids (aged 3 to 12), Jamie Oliver’s Learn Your Fruit and Veg (LYFV) Program will be also offered online. The virtual program will run as 30 minute sessions, over a period of 4 days.
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