Push under way for Shepparton to get British chef Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food pop-up kitchen.CHLOE WARBURTON February 26, 2014 4:55am
City of Greater Shepparton councillor Fern Summer and Jen Hutchinson are campaigning for British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food to come to Shepparton.
A Goulburn Valley woman is campaigning to bring British chef Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food to the food bowl of Victoria and needs the community to show support in the next week.
Jen Hutchinson believes Greater Shepparton is the perfect candidate for Mr Oliver’s food program, which helps people learn about the benefits of healthy eating, nutrition and good produce.
She got the idea after seeing a segment on the Today television show and is hoping to gather support for an application to have the Ministry of Food pop-up kitchen brought to Greater Shepparton.
‘‘I think there’s a need in Shepparton — everyone is so busy, we work, the kids come home from school asking for dinner and its easy to think, ‘Whatever, we’ll go to McDonald’s’,’’ Mrs Hutchinson said.
‘‘But that $20 could be spent on schnitzels from Chook World and some vegies and you have dinner for the family for two nights. It’s about showing people where food is coming from.
‘‘I want people to get out of the mindset that home cooking is too expensive and time-consuming.’’
The Ministry of Food delivers community education programs about cooking and nutrition to young people and adults. If successful, a pop-up kitchen would be installed somewhere in Shepparton for a year.
Applications for the pop-up kitchen must be in by Wednesday next week, so Mrs Hutchinson is asking people to show their support by making videos, taking photos and writing about how the Ministry of Food could help Shepparton.
City of Greater Shepparton councillor Fern Summer urged people to get behind the project.
‘‘I think fast food exacerbates the cycle of poverty, but Jamie can put the fun back into cooking,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ve had far too much negative publicity in Shepparton recently and we need something fun.
‘‘It could even complement the SPC Ardmona campaign.
‘‘We’re a marketing extravaganza in Shepparton as far as food goes. Jamie makes food sexy and we hope that message would come through.’’
Advertising Standards Bureau slaps McDonald's for offering free fries vouchers to children at SPC Ardmona KidsTown.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
Following a concerted effort by Merrigum Community Group to upgrade signage in the town, it was announced at last Monday’s community meeting that design of a new information sign, to be located near the bus shelter in Waverley Ave, has been completed.
LBU coach Ady Dohnt headlines the Cats' inclusions for tomorrow's clash with Huntly.
Rochester resident John Constable has received the latest vision scanner available, thanks to Rochester Lions.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
It's not everyday you get 'most sincere thanks' from the Queen - as a Seymour girl found out.
St Joseph's Jerilderie teacher Steve Jones has released an album with his band, Steve Jones and The Velvet Glove.
The district has shivered during the past couple of weeks with night temperatures falling below zero. For those prepared to brave the winter chill, Lake Eppalock offers stunning scenery and yellow wattle brightens district forests.
Black Dog ride participants meet up in Cobram before they burn rubber to beat the blues.
Deniliquin High School students are preparing to take part in the Great Victorian Bike Ride for the 13th year in a row.
Wheat crops sown at the end of April to mid-May were two to three weeks early, increasing the risk of frost damage, the Finley Discussion Group’s meetings earlier this month heard.
John 'Jack' Roe remembered as a gentleman; battle-scared but a genuine, dignified man of integrity.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.