Jamie’s garden kitchen creates a stir in Bendigo

Bendigo will welcome Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen to town at a special celebration in the Conservatory Gardens tomorrow morning.

The community day – hosted by the City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Community Health Services – will include cooking demonstrations, kids activities, exercise classes and even a petting zoo.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen will also be open for the public to explore.

The kitchen will be stationed in Bull Street for the next five weeks.

Participants in the program – which is already booked out – will have a 90-minute class each week on healthy cooking and eating.

The kitchen will then travel to Long Gully where it will spend a further five weeks with a new group of participants. Bookings for those workshops will open in the next couple of weeks.

Bendigo is the first Victorian stop in the Ministry of Food’s Australian tour.

City of Greater Bendigo’s director of community well-being Pauline Gordon said it would be a great jumping-off point for an ongoing campaign to make Bendigo a healthier place to live.

Ms Gordon said tomorrow’s community day from 9am to 12pm would show off some of the local facilities and services which can help Bendigo residents improve their health after the mobile kitchen leaves.

For more information visit www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/healthytogether.

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