Masterchef Meets the Streets
Masterchef Meets the Streets (MMS) is to be the first project implemented by YWB for 2012. We have received a grant to run the project and it is currently scheduled for late March.
MMS is still in organisational stages. However, there is still much to do. The team behind the project is looking for motivated people to assist in the organisation and execution of the program. If you are even marginally interested in getting involved, you should drop Mateja an email via email@example.com.
This also applies if you a representative of a school or organisation who would like to get involved.
At its core, the project focuses on on bringing together representatives – that is, leaders and elders – of ethnic communities to teach mainstream Brisbane school children how to cook a specific ethnic dish. In addition, they are given a short lecture on the importance of home cooking and a recipe for the dish cooked is provided for future reference. The food cooked is then distributed to homeless people, with the involvement of the youth who prepared it in the process. Furthermore, the project aims to distribute information on cheap and nutritious food to the homeless, with the aim of impacting positively on their long-term medical and social welfare.
Objectives of the program
- Raising cultural awareness and respect amongst school-age children
- Assisting homeless people
- Educating children about the importance of nutritious cooking
- Educating homeless peoples about the importance of nutritious food that is simultaneously accessible
- Raising awareness amongst children about underprivileged groups in society, and bridging the gap between homeless people and the remainder of society