Jamie Oliver announces NSW Ministry of Food location

British celebrity chef and good food activist Jamie Oliver will be setting up NSW’s first Ministry of Food Centre at the Stockland Wetherill Park Shopping Centre.

The community-focused food centre will teach basic cooking skills to members of the public and encourage healthy eating habits by inspiring confidence in the kitchen.

“I am so excited that the Ministry of Food is growing and expanding into Western Sydney in New South Wales. This will be our fifth Ministry of Food Kitchen in Australia, following the strong interest we have seen in both Queensland and Victoria. Australia is truly leading the way when it comes to using food education to tackle the problems of diet-related disease – it's a really positive move in the right direction and something all countries around the world should take note of ,” says Jamie.

John Schroder, Stockland CEO Commercial property said that he was thrilled to be getting behind this program, stating that The Good Food Foundation does fantastic work which puts “a strong emphasis on healthy living and healthy meals.”

“We’ve just commenced a major, $222 million redevelopment at Stockland Wetherill Park Shopping Centre and we plan to develop the centre as a true foodies’ destination in Western Sydney,” says Schroder. “We want to deliver more choice and greater opportunities to our customers and Jamie’s Ministry of Food will be located at the heart of our new precinct.”

As part of the announcement, newly appointed Jamie’s ministry of Food Ambassador and TV identity, Lisa Wilkinson will host a cook-along at the Wetherill Park Shopping Centre, with Jamie live from his kitchen in London.

Lisa Wilkinson said that she was extremely proud to be part of the program.

“This program is something I am very passionate about, particularly as a mother of three.  Cooking skills used to be passed down from generation to generation, but now that chain has been broken. As a working mum, I know how hard it can be to find time to put a nutritious meal on the table.  We could all do with a little bit of inspiration and guidance,” she said.

The Wetherill Park Ministry of Food Centre partnership between The Good Food Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation which has partnered with Jamie Oliver and appliance retailer The Good Guys to deliver Jamie’s Ministry of Food in Australia.

The NSW site is set to open in August next year.


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