Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen arrives at USC

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Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen arrives at USC


Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen manager Nikki Kavanagh chats with volunteer helpers, USC Nutrition and Dietetics students Marlya Purchase, Kristie Pieters and Shanarah O'Leary

25 September 2014

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen has arrived at the University of the Sunshine Coast, where it will provide community-based cooking classes for the next 10 weeks.

The innovative cooking program – delivered by Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia with the support of Sunshine Coast Council and USC – has been built on celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s beliefs about cooking and the associated impact on healthy living.

Dedicated food trainers will supervise two five-week cycles of basic cooking courses to students, staff and members of the community.

USC’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said the University was delighted to be hosting the Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen.

“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,” he said.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia CEO Alicia Peardon said USC’s campus was a great location for the program because the learning environment helped foster Jamie Oliver’s important messages about cooking 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 to the Sunshine Coast,” Ms Peardon said.

She said Queensland Health has committed funding to The Good Foundation to support the delivery of this program in Queensland.

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.

Please note: Places have sold out for the Mobile Kitchen cooking classes at USC.

— Terry Walsh

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