Yes; Gift vouchers are available for the permanent locations but not for the mobile kitchen. A gift voucher is a great way to encourage a member of your family or a friend to participate in a cooking course. Gift vouchers are available for purchase and can be used towards the cost of the cooking course. You can purchase a gift voucher for a family member or friend in person at the centre or at our online gift voucher store. Gift vouchers are valid for six months.
Can I make a group booking?
If you are part of community or corporate organisation you can make a group booking by contacting the centres directly or online. The maximum number of people able to attend any one class is 12, with the exception of the Geelong centre that can accomodate 15. Contact details for centres below.
Can I send another person in the place of someone that I’ve booked in?
Bookings are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact the centre to discuss with the team as soon as possible if the person booked in can no longer attend.
Can you come and deliver a session at our centre and location?
The program must be delivered in our centres due to financial, logistical and OH&S requirements. We have beautiful centres that have been styled and designed to create a warm and welcoming environment and we invite people to come and make the most of these lovely spaces.
Can you do a one-off cooking class?
The Jamie's Ministry of Food program, has been designed to promote long term behaviour change. Independent research has indicated the length of our course is required to embed health benefits. We have recently introduced one-off workshop classes which are intended as the next level to our Jamie's Ministry of Food course.
Jamie's Ministry of Food Ipswich
d'Arcy Doyle Place (between Limestone and Business St)
Booking through the website is the preferred option. The organisation can opt to either pay upfront at time of booking or to be invoiced. This is an option on the Group Booking Form. An invoice can be provided for larger groups. All invoices must be paid prior to the course commencing.
Do I need to attend all classes?
Participants must attend the first class as it includes a compulsory OH&S briefing. If you are unable to participate in the first class you will not be able to attend the following classes. All bookings are non-transferable or refundable.
Do you offer childcare?
Jamie's Ministry of Food does not offer child minding services. Children under 12 cannot be in the centre while a class is running for safety reasons.
Does a carer have to pay?
If the carer is not participating in the class there is no charge. A 'participating' carer is defined as having their own set of ingredients to cook. If the carer does want to cook themselves and is able to cook themselves while still keeping up with their carer duties, then the course fees are payable (cooking course fees are applied as per the carer's individual concession eligibility).
We do encourage carers to be enrolled and cooking alongside the individual they are supporting. This encourages independence amongst participants and the carer learns new skills and takes food home to share with their family.
The same carer must attend all classes in the course for health and safety purposes. It is preferable for a person with special needs to arrive 15 minutes before the first class to ensure the Jamie's Ministry of Food trainers have adequate time to discuss any issues that may arise for the participant during the course.