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 8-13 years, led by a local community mentor and supported by their community centre. The program will be launched at The Farmers Place in Freshwater Creek at the first joint visit on Saturday 15th July.
In Term 3, 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 Finale where teams will cook together to produce an Afternoon Tea for family, community members and sponsors to be held at the Deans Marsh Hall.
The program aims to support our young people to build self esteem, extend their social networks and links to local community and businesses, and learn about food preparation, healthy eating and food production.
With major funding partner Give Where You Live we are excited to announce the relaunch of the B.DM.F. College of Food.
The application process to recruit teams is currently underway and we invite local businesses to come onboard as sponsors to promote their great local produce, so contact your nearest host centre for a sponsor pack or an application form:
- Kylie at Birregurra Community Health Centre on 5236 4009
- Rebecca at Deans Marsh Community Cottage on 5236 3388
- Teresa or Emma at Forrest Neighbourhood House on 5236 6591