Kitchen skills learnt in secret
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.
City of Subiaco project officer Natasha Annan with cook Wade Drummond and City project officer Tess Patterson.