Kitchen skills learnt in se­cret

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Quick News -

AFTER “avoid­ing the kitchen like a plague” as a child, 2012 MasterChef con­tes­tant Wade Drum­mond says he taught him­self how to cook in se­cret dur­ing his high school hol­i­days.

The Subi Farm­ers Mar­ket stall­holder will re­live his teenage years to teach cook­ing to 24 young peo­ple at a City of Su­bi­aco Up­skill work­shop on Oc­to­ber 6.

Although fa­mous for his home­made crumpets, Mr Drum­mond said the class would fo­cus on healthy food that kids could eas­ily make after school or be­tween univer­sity classes.

“Cook­ing for your­self is one of the most ba­sic skills you can have,” he said. “Take a sim­ple thing like poach­ing an egg; it’s easy and nu­tri­tious but it’s amaz­ing how many peo­ple don’t know how to do it.

“This will be about show­ing kids that you don’t have to eat ev­ery­thing out of a packet. You can make it your­self and earn that in­de­pen­dence.”

Two work­shops will be held at Kook­ery cafe on Rokeby Road from 2pm for ages 12-17 and 4.30pm for ages 18-25.

Su­bi­aco project of­fi­cer Natasha An­nan said the monthly work­shops pro­vided op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple to learn new skills and ap­ply them to their per­sonal and pro­fes­sional lives.

“We are fo­cus­ing on cook­ing in Oc­to­ber, first aid in Novem­ber, a De­cem­ber barista course and goal set­ting to lead into the school year,” she said.

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City of Su­bi­aco project of­fi­cer Natasha An­nan with cook Wade Drum­mond and City project of­fi­cer Tess Pat­ter­son.

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