The Big Rig Teaching Kitchen

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A flagship for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (USA) and in partnership with The California Endowment, the "Big Rig Teaching Kitchen" has completed two tours around California bringing food education, nutritious cooking skills, and "real food" dishes to local communities.

  • In partnership with The California Endowment, The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (USA) has so far brought bring free classes and food education to over 6,000 participants aboard the "Big Rig Mobile Kitchen Classroom".
  • Since 2011 the Big Rig has done two tours around California, travelling to underserved communities from San Diego to Sacramento, inspiring local cooks of all ages to eat well through free teacher training, basic home cooking classes, and take-home recipes.
  • In the 2013-2014 tour the Big Rig also trained up 46 'Food Champions' - members of the local community who will continue to keep the legacy alive in each community the Big Rig visited by helping to promote healthy eating and food education through hands-on cooking classes.
  • The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (USA), a California-based non-profit public-benefit corporation, 501(c)(3), works to bring food education to schools and youth groups, businesses and communities by raising awareness to galvanize policy changes at a local and national level, offering hands-on training to instil food skills and knowledge, and founding partnerships to enable to scale
  • The California Endowment is a private, state-wide foundation, which was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.
  • The JOFF teaching kitchen partnership tours have taken place as part of The California Endowment's Health Happens Here initiative and state-wide Building Healthy Communities strategy to support communities in their goal to create places where children and their families are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

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