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Food Revolution day

Food Revolution day 16th May 2014

16th May was a great day here in Bradford over 100 kids got involved with Food Revolution Day!

Thanks to the following schools that joined us at the Oastler Shopping Centre, Good Food Advice Stall:

West SILC School Pudsey
St James Church Primary School
Horton Grange Primary School
St Winefride's Primary School
Ellar Carr School
International Food Studio

For the Food Revolution Day recipes go to the bottom of the page.

Find more information on the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation website or Check out what is happening on the new you tube page

What we've got coming up:

Fri 8 Aug - Huddersfield Food Festival

Sun 7 Sept - It's Knock out at Bingley Rugby Club

Sat 20 Sun 21 Sept - Saltaire Festival Market

Sat 18 Oct - Born in Bradford's Teddy Bears picnic

You can also find us at the Good Food Advice Stall in the Oastler Shopping Centre, Bradford on various dates.

On Wednesday 18th June we visited Lady Lane Park School in Bingley. Go to the bottom of the page and click on the link to find out what they had to say about our visit.

Visit our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, updates and photos from Jamie's Ministry of Food in Bradford.

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

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