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Thursday, June 16, 2011
Oh, I am terribly excited...
Last year whilst in the depths of despair at the seeming impossibility of finding work, I seriously considered running some cooking classes for children which would focus on whole, healthy, local foods. I even blogged about it HERE if you want to read more.
I started looking into the viability of the idea and got absolutely tangled in a revolting mire of bureaucracy and red tape because of the food hygiene issues. Now, as a hospitality educator I am very damned well aware of the requirements, lol, but local councils didn't seem to agree.
Just this morning I was adding new and exciting Twitter folks to my "follow" list, when I rediscovered Perth City Farm. I was browsing their site and to my delight I saw a post announcing that they have a lovely big commercial kitchen which is underused, and they're looking for people to conduct cooking classes in line with their organsation beliefs of local, community-based food.
ZOMG! Is this a sign? Would you and your kids be interested in participating in something like this? I was thinking of weekends, school holidays or even after school classes. I'd also love it if fellow Perthies would consider getting involved and perhaps host a class in whatever is your cooking speciality. And hey - why limit it to kids?
I'd be eternally grateful for your thoughts.