Jamie's Food Foundation aims to inspire people to reconnect with food. It's all about raising awareness and individual responsibility, resuscitating dying food culture around the world and, ultimately, keeping cooking skills alive.
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What is the Ministry of Food?
The campaign, led by TV chef Jamie Oliver, is modelled on the Ministry of Food, set up during the war to ensure the population did not go hungry and could eat healthily on scarce rations.
Today's diet-related problems aren't linked to a shortage of food, but are serious in a very different way.
Research shows that people who cook are generally healthier than those who don't, and the campaign aims to teach people the skills to be able to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Bradford’s Ministry of Food is a centre where community groups and local people can get hands on cooking experience and friendly advice on recipes, ingredients shopping, nutrition, equipment, local and seasonal food, and how to make tasty simple meals on a tight budget.
The centre also acts as a hub for the ‘Pass It On’ movement in the Bradford district.
What is ‘Pass It On’?
Pass It On aims to inspire people who have never cooked to give it a try and then, once they’ve learned the recipes, to teach two other people how to make it too.
Pass It On is all about people sharing their cooking skills with each other in order to get everyone making tasty meals with fresh ingredients again.
This is important because knowing how to cook will be really good not only for your health, but also the future health of the nation.
What can Ministry of Food offer me?
- Learn the skills that will enable you to cook quick, healthy and cost effective meals for yourself and your family.
- Courses will teach you the basic cooking skills – chopping, frying, roasting, baking – and introduce a range of fresh ingredients from raw fish and meat to herbs, spices and seasonal fruit and vegetables.
- Gain knowledge about nutrition, food hygiene and healthier cooking techniques.
- Increase your confidence in a fun, ‘no pressure’ environment.
Increase your knowledge of local suppliers and produce, and be encouraged to grow your own produce.
- Courses are led by professionally qualified staff, trained to teach the course by Jamie Oliver’s food team.
- The centre is in a city centre location and has high quality, modern domestic kitchen facilities. You’ll find it at 29 John Street (on the outside of the Oastler Centre).
The centre is open six days a week:
- Monday 9.30am to 5.00pm
- Tuesday 9.30am to 3.00pm
- Wednesday 9.30am to 7.00pm
- Thursday 9.30am to 7.00pm
- Friday 9.30am - 2.30pm
- Saturday 9.30am - 3pm
The courses last for just over 1 hour and runs for 8 weeks. Each week you will make a lovely healthy meal to enjoy!
The cost is £5 per person per class.
There are cookery groups for parents with children, students and young adults, young families, disabled people, charity organisations, cultural community groups, and the general public.
Also we are very interested in getting involved with community projects, galas, & fun days etc.
Places are limited. To join a course you need to pre-book.
For more information please call 01274 435279 or call in and speak to a member of our team at the Ministry of Food Centre,29 John Street, Bradford, BD1 3JS or contact alternatively complete the registration form
Jamie’s Ministry of Food is supported by Bradford Markets -