Ed­u­ca­tion on the menu

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food -

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.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell d444448

Leake St Cafe­te­ria owner Wade Drum­mond.

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