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- Spotlight on Martians Cafe
- Sponsors wanted – Deans Marsh Sheep Dog Trials 2017
- Helpers wanted – Deans Marsh Festival 2017
- Deans Marsh Primary School report
- Renewable energy for Deans Marsh
What is B.DM.F College of Food?
Born of a collaboration between Birregurra Community Centre, Deans Marsh Community Cottage and Forrest Neighbourhood House, the College of Food program aims to inspire, support and challenge young people in our small rural towns to step up to the plate and serve up their best in an exciting, skills based food program.
Each town will host a team of 10 young people aged between 10-16 years, led by a local community mentor and supported by their community centre. Throughout 2017 the teams will take part in food safety training, learn preparation, cooking and presentation skills, explore the diverse food produce of our region and take part in team building challenges designed to inspire a sense of creativity and excitement in the hospitality industry.
The program culminates in a Grand Finale where teams will cook off in a ‘Master Chef’ style competition to be held at COPACC.
The program aims to support our young people to develop job readiness skills specific to the hospitality industry, build self esteem, extend their social networks and links to local community and businesses, and learn about food preparation, healthy eating and food production.
The initial Expression of Interest Information Snack Pack was distributed in March 2016. Now with major funding partner Give Where You Live on board, we are excited to announce the relaunch of the B.DM.F. College of Food.
The Team Selection Proccess
Initial response to the program has been strong with more applications received than places available so we are introducing a selection process for teams. Each community centre will review applications and select 10 team members taking into account a balance of age and gender. Each applicant is asked to submit a hand written paragraph of no more than 50 words on why they want to be part of the program.
Successful applicants will be notified early in Term 1 and an invitation to attend the Program Launch which follow soon after.
For more information please contact Rebecca at Deans Marsh Community Cottage on 5236 3388
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