Cr Geoff McDonald, food trainers Renee Truscott, Cr Sue Englart, Sarah Campbell, Colin Mackay and Nikki Kavanagh launch the start of cooking classes at the Jamie's Ministry of Food mobile kitchen which will be parked in Queens Park for three months.
Cr Geoff McDonald, food trainers Renee Truscott, Cr Sue Englart, Sarah Campbell, Colin Mackay and Nikki Kavanagh launch the start of cooking classes at the Jamie's Ministry of Food mobile kitchen which will be parked in Queens Park for three months. Anthea Gleeson

Healthy food on the menu at Jamie's mobile kitchen van

THE simple philosophies of cooking and sharing healthy food will be experienced by more than 500 residents at the Jamie's Ministry of Food mobile kitchen.

The temporary kitchen has been set up in Queens Park and will offer cooking courses based on the teachings of UK celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver.

Kitchen manager Nikki Kavanagh said more than 500 people would take part in the courses which would run until mid-December.

"There is a real cross-section of people who have signed up," Ms Kavanagh said.

"The courses are open up to kids as young as 12, but we have had people in their 70s and 80s, and even their 90s, take part.

"Mostly we have young adults or people with young children who want to learn how to cook for their families."

The first cycle of classes began yesterday with participants tackling one of the most basic, yet loved, kitchen staples.

"We go back to basics with our first class which is about eggs," she said.

The kitchen was officially launched yesterday, after cooking demonstrations were held on Saturday to coincide with the council's Hello Parks event.

To register for a class visit http://www.jamieoliver.com/jamies-ministry-of-food-australia/

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