The Search began in early February as a nationwide competition to find the location of the first Australian Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food Pop-up Kitchen. The pop-up kitchen is designed to be a hub from which people can become educated on how to source and prepare good, nutritious food.
We were proud partners of the search for a location for the first pop-up kitchen and Co-founder and Managing Director Frances Bender said, “We were excited to see that Tasmanian communities were so motivated to apply for the pop-up kitchen. The need for food education and healthy eating programs down here is evident in our substandard health statistics so it is really important for us to be involved in these kind of programs.”
The Tasmanian Community Food Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens was the Tasmanian finalist. They sadly missed out on the top prize, being pipped to the post by Noarlunga, from the City of Onkaparinga in South Australia, but not after being flown to Sydney for the announcement and the chance to meet Jamie himself.
“Tasmania has arguably the best produce in the Southern Hemisphere, but an alarmingly high number of our community do not take advantage of this,” said Tony Kennedy from the Tasmanian Community Food Garden.
The Ministry of Food Pop-up Kitchen is about inspiring even the most inexperienced cook how to make a meal from scratch. With hands-on cooking classes, people learn all about food; where it comes from, how to cook it and how it affects their bodies so they can feed themselves and their families tasty, exciting, nutritious food.
Further information go to www.jamiesministryoffoodpopup.com