Training

OUR COMPREHENSIVE FIVE-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME SUPPORTS AND SKILLS PEOPLE TO TEACH MINISTRY OF FOOD CLASSES IN THEIR AREA
Our training involves practical cooking sessions, nutrition tutorials and kitchen skills. It provides trainees with all the tools they need to deliver our inspiring, hands-on, high-quality Ministry of Food cooking classes. All our partners receive regular refresher training and quality assurance visits to ensure consistency across locations.

OUR TRAINING PROGRAMME

Our RSPH accredited training involves a combination of practical cooking sessions, nutrition tutorials and kitchen skills.

Among other learning outcomes trainees leave with:

  • The ability to make cooking lessons fun, engaging and accessible to everyone.
  • Confidence to deliver the Ministry of Food cooking course.
  • The skills to safely teach knife skills.
  • A clear understanding of the basic nutrition principles and how to embed this into cooking classes making healthy eating FUN and SIMPLE .
  • An appreciation of the importance of evaluation and how it contributes to the success of the programme.

RSPH Accreditation

We are extremely proud that our 5 day Training programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health.

''The lack of basic cooking skills and nutritional knowledge across many demographics is one of many drivers behind the obesity crisis and the growth of health inequalities in the UK.

That is why the great work being done by the Jamie Oliver company is so important, and why we are pleased to add their training programme to the roster of exceptional training programmes and initiatives accredited by RSPH.''

Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Society for Public Health

THE TRAINING TEAM

 

Our dedicated training team has over 20 years’ experience between them of working with Jamie on campaigns, recipes and training. They bring a wealth of experience in nutrition, public health, community work and programme delivery. Their passion and enthusiasm for teaching people how to cook shines through, in their fun and engaging training.

FEEDBACK

''A big thank you to the team. You worked so hard to train us, you taught us to be passionate about teaching, cooking and health and supported us in every way. It was one of the best and challenging (in a good way) week I’ve had in a very long time. Thank you! I am looking forward to teaching what I learned.” 

''The training provided by the Jamie Oliver Foundation to enable staff to deliver the Ministry of Food programme in Leeds, offers our Council the re-assurance that the national evidence based healthy eating messages are delivered locally using the vehicle of cooking skills in a safe, progressive and inclusive way. The training is led by experts in the field of cookery and takes a peer learning approach to encourage staff to continually monitor and support each other to deliver effective practice.''  Emma Strachan,  Health Improvement Specialist, Leeds City Council