Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen at ECU Joondalup

Laura Hanna,Shawaaz Badat,Robert Barrett,Professor Cobie Rudd,Burt Cockley and Samantha Kiernan.
Laura Hanna,Shawaaz Badat,Robert Barrett,Professor Cobie Rudd,Burt Cockley and Samantha Kiernan.

COMMUNITY cooking program Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen has hit ECU Joondalup to share the celebrity chef’s tips and home cooking shortcuts.

In a three-year partnership with the university, the kitchen classroom on wheels made its first stop at the Joondalup Drive campus last month, with classes to start in March.

Jamie Oliver considers the Ministry of Food an important campaign to keep cooking skills alive.

Growing evidence suggests knowing how to cook from scratch can have a beneficial effect on long-term eating habits.

Research shows only one in 10 WA residents eat the recommended daily serves of fruit and vegetables and 66.6 per cent of adults are overweight or obese.

The mobile kitchen will be on the Joondalup campus for 14 weeks before moving to its next location.

It will deliver the home cooking course to students, staff and the local community Monday to Saturday each week.

“ECU is supporting this program because we believe in making our communities healthier, more sustainable and prosperous,” vice-chancellor Steve Chapman said.

“We are also excited about the industry experience and research opportunities this partnership offers our students and staff.”

Classes cost $20 per session, $15 for student card holders and $10 for concession.

Bookings open tomorrow and people can register their interest through www.jamiesministryoffood.com .