Thursday, February 16, 2012

News: Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food is cooking up a storm at a Rotherham extra care scheme


Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food, the Rotherham social enterprise that promotes healthy food on a budget, has set up a base at Oak Trees extra care scheme.

The project is still going strong with premises in Rotherham town centre. It is still supported by the chef and his team as well as Rotherham Council, the NHS and Voluntary Action Rotherham.

Dedicated cooks and volunteers from the Ministry, including some residents, now prepare meals at the Oak Trees cafe at Stag using fresh ingredients at a low price.

Michelle Jones, supported housing officer at Chevin Housing Association, said: "The Ministry use our facilities to cook healthy food through a contract with the local council, we used to get a handful of people into the cafe, now it's full everyday.

"Residents get involved with preparing meals and they're having an influence on the menu but most of all they are loving the food. Good food at a low cost and good company – you can't ask for more than that."

Dean Pry, a cook at the Ministry of Food, added: "The Ministry of Food is a social enterprise aimed at promoting healthy eating and cooking. Volunteers come in and learn a skill that can hopefully turn into a career but we're also able to prepare healthy meals at a low cost and it's been really successful."

Ministry of Food website



Anonymous,  July 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM  

Just seen the re runs of great to hear its still going strong!

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