Calling all Aussies! A Jamie Oliver cooking school could be springing up in your hometown, but it’s up to you decide where.

Today Jamie announced that he’s on the hunt for a location for a new pop-up Ministry of Food cooking school, which offers cooking lessons to communities who want to learn to cook tasty, nutritious food. He’s asking Australians to find a site in their hometown and pitch it to him. The pitches will be judged and finalists from every state flown to meet Jamie in Sydney in March, when the winner will be announced.

“We are on a mission to keep cooking skills alive. Our dream is to have a Jamie’s Ministry of Food kitchen in each state and territory. We need Australia’s help to grow the program, so who best to ask but the people on the ground,” says Jamie.

“So come on Australia, tell me where you think is the best place for a pop-up kitchen, and let’s make it happen.”

The Ministry of Food pop-up kitchen is about inspiring even the most inexperienced cook how to make a meal from scratch. With hands-on cooking classes, people will learn all about food; where it comes from, how to cook it and how it affects their bodies so they can feed themselves and their families tasty, exciting, nutritious food.

Applications opened today, and you have until 5 March 2014 to enter. So get searching! To enter, go here:


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