Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

For your first class, you do not need to bring anything. We provide all of the equipment, ingredients and an apron. For subsequent classes you need to bring containers so you can take home your delicious meals. Your Food Trainer will provide further details during your first class.

What do I need to wear to a class?

You need to wear comfortable, practical clothing and closed-toe shoes for safety in the kitchen. You will also be required to tie back long hair in the interests of food safety.

What happens if I miss a class?

Bookings are non-transferable and payments are non-refundable. 

What if I don't like what is cooked?

The recipes taught throughout the course are designed to offer participants the chance to increase their cooking skills while learning key nutritional information. Each recipe has been specifically selected to introduce a new core skill each class. We also hope to teach all participants to cook with new ingredients and develop their palate. We encourage our participants to try everything once!

What times are the classes?

Schedules vary slightly in each location. Log onto for further details.

Who can attend the course?

The course is open to people who want to learn the basics of cooking. The minimum age is 12 years. 

Who pays for interpreters, carers or childcare?

The program is offered at a highly subsidised rate to ensure it is as accessible as possible. Jamie's Ministry of Food cannot cover additional costs such as transport, childcare, carers or interpreters. Jamie's Ministry of Food works with councils and local community groups to endeavour to link participants to organisations that may be able to assist them in meeting these additional needs.

If you would like to arrange for an interpreter to assist with your group please contact the centre to discuss.

Will Jamie be there or be teaching the class?

Unfortunately no, but we are thrilled to be able to continue his work, teach his recipes, hints, and shortcuts to cooking delicious and healthy meals from scratch. He has visited all our centres and has met our teams and all our Food Trainers are trained to deliver the program in the unique Jamie style.


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