Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen QLD

ID: 59919
  • Health
  • Short Term
  • Mount Gravatt, QLD

About this opportunity

The vision of Jamie’s Ministry of Food program is nothing less than a food revolution. The initiative has the potential to radically improve population health and social welfare of communities across Australia. It empowers people with the skills to change their eating and cooking behaviour, to combat the short and long term manifestations of poor nutrition in our community and on our health care system.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food is about getting people cooking again by teaching them the basics: how to cook, how to shop, and how to enjoy food in a way that benefits not only individuals, but also their families. We want to give as many people as possible the tools and information they need to be able to make better choices.

How does it work?
• The Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen, a purpose built kitchen class room on wheels started teaching our Cycle 1 classes at Mount Gravatt in November 2017
• Classes run for a total of ten weeks consisting of two consecutive five week courses
• Cycle 1: Thursday 16/11/17 to Wednesday 20/12 /17 AND Cycle 2: Monday 15/1/18 to Saturday 17/2/18
• Participants sign up to a five week course; they attend a 90 minute class once a week each week for the five weeks
• The classes involve learning how to cook, knife skills, how to shop and cook on a budget, food safety and hygiene, shopping for fresh, seasonal produce and preparing delicious, tasty meals
• Classes are limited to 12 participants, and are completely hands on
• Participants are able to take home the meal they prepare for their family and friends.

Who can volunteer?
Volunteers don’t need to be professionals in the kitchen - anyone 18 years or over who is willing to obtain a Blue Card and has a commitment to the values and philosophies of the program and a keen interest in food, cooking and helping people learn how to cook.

What do Volunteers do?
Volunteers help the trainers makes sure that classes run smoothly and participants enjoy their class. Tasks could include;
• Preparation of food prep and workstation set up for your class
• Welcome participants into the Mobile Kitchen for their class
• Supporting the trainer and participants during class
• Help out with the cleaning, washing dishes and tidying up during and after class

Good for

  • Travelling/short term volunteers

Additional requirements

  • Working with Children Check*

* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.

Time required

We ask our volunteers to commit two hours each week and attend for 5 weeks. Volunteers are matched to a class in the timetable and arrive to assist 15 minutes before class starts and stay back for 15 minutes after class finishes.

Interested in
  • Companionship and Social Support
  • Disability Support
  • Education and Training
  • Food Preparation and Service
  • Information, Tour Guides, Heritage

Volunteers must attend an OH&S induction session. The induction session will be held prior to cycle commencement, you will be advised of date options.


All our volunteers enjoy a meal as part of the cooking class they assist.

Mount Gravatt, QLD