Education on the menu
WADE Drummond has a dream – to bring a little Masterchef experience and a lot of food education to Fremantle as part of a new project.
Drummond, of North Fremantle, was a contestant on the TV cooking show in 2012 and has been keeping himself busy since then, becoming known as Perth’s ‘crumpet guy’ with his homemade breakfast stall at the Subiaco Markets.
But it is his latest idea that has the foodie excited.
Drummond is looking to open the Leake St. Cafeteria, a place offering coffee and healthy lunch cuisines as well as his food education program Cooking for a Generation.
He launched a Kickstarter campaign last week to help him raise the $15,000 needed to realise his dream. He said the initial funds would be used to help fit out the venue and buy equipment needed to run both the cafe and school program.
“The school program aims to educate children in years six and seven about what is possible with food,” he said.
“Most people stick to eating what they did growing up and when you are growing you are confined to the tastes of those directly around you.
“This program aims to provide children education in relation to all the types of foods that are out there and how to create them, at the same time teaching them healthy eating habits.
“It is important to start the dialogue about what it means to be healthy and what improvements can be made so we and our younger generations are simply making better, more informed choices about what we eat and why.”
The cafe will be at the back of Kakulas Sister, with entry through Leake Street before 9am.
Search for Leake St. Cafeteria on www.kickstarter.com.
Leake St Cafeteria owner Wade Drummond.