20 February 2017 2 min read

Jamie Oliver’s popular Ministry of Food venture is currently in Brisbane — with places in the cooking classes filling fast.

Deborah Day was one of the first to enrol in Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food mobile kitchen during its visit to Newport, on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

The first course is nearly finished, with the second course starting on February 20.

Kitchen manager Renee Truscott said there were still places left for the second course and people could apply on the website.

She said people of all ages from Brisbane and north of Brisbane were attending the first course.

“That is pretty typical of our classes,” Ms Truscott said.

Ms Day said she was interested to learn new ways of cooking, especially fresh and healthy techniques.

“They are practical, fast, cheap meals. The course teaches the beginners basics like knife skills and safety in the kitchen.”“I can then pass on good habits to others,” Ms Day said.

Luke Partridge, 19, a student from Rothwell said he liked to cook but sometimes felt “like an amateur in the kitchen”. “This is a way to improve my skills.”

Mr Partridge said he had learnt a lot.

The mobile kitchen is at Stockland Newport at the corner of Griffith and Boardman roads.

To find out more about the course or to enrol, visit the website.