Jamie’s Ministry of Food Cooking Program

As the original Jamie's Ministry of Food course, the program provides participants with the most comprehensive skill set in the kitchen. It's ideal for beginners and intermediate cooks, but even experienced cooks come away with new skills, techniques and knowledge.

The Jamie's Ministry of Food Program is a hands-on cooking course, using Jamie Oliver's recipes and his philosophy on cooking, buying, storing and eating good, fresh, healthy food.

Participants will learn to make key recipes that cover every meal; from breakfast and sides to lunch and dinner. Taught by professional food trainers, participants will learn knife skills and techniques to make it simpler and quicker to cook delicious meals on a budget. Participants will learn how to bring the best flavours out of fresh ingredients and how to meal plan and budget so your food goes further.

At the end of each 90-minute class, the meal is shared and enjoyed together. Participants will take away a home- cooked a meal to share with friends or family. 

Book a course today to learn how to make delicious, nutritious, quick, everyday meals on a budget!

For full course details please visit the course booking page and select your location.

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The program is available at a heavily subsidised fee thanks to the generosity of our corporate and government partners, ensuring that everybody can learn the essential skills of cooking. The fees are heavily subsidised they do not reflect the full cost of the course. 

Please see the following costs for our two centres.

Jamie's Ministry of Food Geelong

Concession: $10 per class

Students: $15 per class

Adults: $30 per class 

Jamie's Ministry of Food Ipswich

Concession: $10 per class

Students: $15 per class

Adults: $30 per class 


Classes run for 90 minutes and are the same time each week for the duration of the course. Participants should arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their class. 

Dates and class times

Classes are available six days per week with morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes on offer.

For available class dates and times at your local centre visit the booking page and select your location.

Who can participate?

The minimum age to participate is 12 years; participants aged between 12 and 15 must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian or carer at all times during the classes with a maximum ratio of one parent/guardian to every three children.

Parent/guardians may participate in the course by making a separate booking and payment.

Participants with special needs or a disability that require a carer/support worker must also be enrolled in the class. Special needs carers must be enrolled on a ratio of one carer for each participant with special needs. If you have a disability or special access requirements, please indicate this during the booking process so that a member of staff can contact you to discuss how your needs can be met.

Still have questions?

You'll find all the answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page.


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