Jamie’s food project hosts cook classes

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A FOOD project set up by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver will be whipping up tasty treats at cookery sessions this weekend.

Staff from the town’s Ministry of Food project will be hosting demonstrations, tastings and masterclasses in a new state-of-the-art kitchen at Curry’s in Parkgate.

The sessions throughout Saturday and Sunday will be led by Rotherham College’s catering department, local chefs and suppliers.

The Ministry of Food started three years ago and is now a social enterprise - a not-for-profit organisation - that is still supported by Jamie and his team as well as Rotherham Council, the NHS and Voluntary Action Rotherham.

A fun day in All Saints Square is also being held by the project on August 17, with cooking demonstrations and activities for children.

Volunteering opportunities and work experience placements are available through the Ministry for secondary school students and people wanting to enhance their CVs.

Summer Cook Clubs are also running, teaching budding cooks how to make meals such as fajitas, meatballs, pasta dishes and a roast chicken dinner. These run alongside ten-week cookery courses, and both cost £6 to take part.

To sign up or for more information email jan.davies@rotherham.gov.uk or call 01709 365944.