I recently completed a six-week work placement at Jamie's Ministry of Food in Leeds Kirkgate Market. I had been looking forward to this since I arranged it back in February, but was quite anxious to start with. From what I could see when I popped in to visit, the cookery classes seemed quite busy and lively, with the teacher running the lesson and another staff member and volunteer to help out. It was hard to see where I might fit in and be useful. However, I needn't have worried! Read more Paul, (37)
As part of Voyage, a carer’s group, Paul attended Jamie’s Ministry of Food to learn how to cook more healthy meals for the people he cares for. Since attending the course he has lost three and a half stone in weight simply by learning how to cook, understanding food groups and cooking with fresh products. Paul did not set out to lose weight, this has occurred through Paul’s improved lifestyle which was brought about by what he learnt at Ministry of Food. Hayley, (29)
She has two children under the age of three. Hayley had never been taught how to cook as Hayley’s mum didn’t cook either. Hayley was concerned that she was bringing her young children up on ready meals, and enrolled for a ten week course at the Ministry of Food Centre in order to be able to cook for her family. Hayley now cooks fresh family meals daily instead of the usual ready meals they all used to eat. Joelle , (27)
Joelle moved out of her childhood home and was living off takeaways and ready meals. Joelle completed a ten week course at the Ministry of Food Centre and now cooks meals with fresh products. Joelle has lost weight, saves money each week and thinks her food now tastes so much better.