Bookings have now opened for Jamie Oliver’s community-based cooking courses, beginning in Carina next month.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen is coming to Carina’s Clem Jones Centre, with cooking courses beginning on April 22.

The Mobile Kitchen program offers a five-week cooking course, with weekly hands-on, 90-minute classes.

Alicia Peardon, CEO of Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia, says the community program gives Brisbane residents the opportunity to learn simple strategies for healthy living.

“We know we’ll have a great response from Brisbane residents,” says Peardon.

“By teaching basic cooking skills, Jamie’s Ministry of Food helps people gain confidence in the kitchen, which leads to better food and ultimately better health.”

“The program is a practical solution to the problems of obesity and diet-related disease and is a successful response to the lack of basic food skills in today’s population.”

The Mobile Kitchen relies on local volunteers to assist in running the program.

Whether joining a class as a participant or a volunteer, Councillor Shayne Sutton encourages locals to take advantage of the opportunity.

“This may be a once in a lifetime opportunity for our residents to learn some of Jamie’s simple, tasty food preparation skills,” says Sutton.

Classes will be capped at 12 students and will cost $10 per session or $5 for concession.

Bookings opened on March 14 at

Or to become a volunteer, express your interest to