Putting the Jamie Oliver Cook School on the road…

This summer, Hotpoint is joining forces with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation to keep cooking skills alive, using Jamie’s passion and Hotpoint’s expert equipment.

Versatile was approached by the Team at Hotpoint with a brief to create a mobile unit that would provide a unique and flexible solution to help enable Jamie Oliver to continue his campaign for a healthier nation, equipping as many people as possible with the skills to have the confidence to cook in a healthier way, every day.

According to Hotpoint, recent research revealed that close to one in five UK adults “rely on a diet of takeaways and convenience food due to lack of knowledge in the kitchen”, with a further one in 10 admitting that they never cook from scratch.

The Team needed to reach as many people as possible, in places where obesity and diet-related disease is prevalent with the aim to inspire and educate the nation.

Versatile’s skilled team of craftsman got to work and created a state-of-the-art facility; The Hotpoint Mobile Teaching Kitchen. The Hotpoint Mobile Teaching Kitchen includes 7 teaching podiums with integral facilities, a prep kitchen and integral CCTV cameras over the teaching podiums to live feed the three 50” monitor so students inside and out can see the food preparation in detail.

An outside seating area has been created with foldable picket fencing creating a welcoming area to relax and learn.

Hotpoint’s mobile teaching kitchen will offer free cooking lessons with Jamie Oliver Food Foundation teachers using Hotpoint cooking appliances. The Mobile Teaching Kitchen will be in each community for a week and will be open to people of any age. There will be six teaching locations across the UK; Crystal Palace, Bristol, Middleborough, Sunderland and Liverpool, with the sixth location to be confirmed after a nationwide competition.

Versatile are particularly proud of this partnership. Not only for realising Whirlpool’s dream of an incredible, state of the art mobile kitchen but also for being part of an important message to #cookforchange but having the confidence and skill set to cook in a healthier way, every day.