Maggie Beer heads to Northern NSW for 'Creating An Appetite For Life' workshops

Maggie Beer (left) in the kitchen of a previous Creating An Appetite For Life program.

Television personality and cook, Maggie Beer has revealed that in March her Creating An Appetite For Life program is heading to Northern NSW.

Made possible in large part due to a grant from The Yulgilbar Foundation, the three separate one-day workshops for regional chefs and cooks will focus on aged care-specific recipes and educational discussions, and also offer participants opportunities to get involved in hands-on, cooking activities.

Beer says, "My aim is to inspire and challenge chefs and cooks from regional aged care homes to create wholesome, memorable, low cost meals, every day in their kitchens."

The Creating An Appetite For Life workshops will focuses on fresh thinking around nutritious, low cost, aged care-specific recipes, as well as how to make the most of the local produce on offer in each region. In addition, chefs and cooks who attend will have the opportunity to apply for a Wellbeing Gardens Grant; which will support the development of a new garden in their aged care home.

Also on the schedule are two pioneering workshops tailored to those in decision-making roles in aged care. ‘Food For Thought’ Workshops are dedicated to opening a dialogue with CEOs and managers in aged care in Northern NSW, troubleshooting the issues that may be hampering full flavoured, wholesome food being enjoyed in homes.

For tickets and further information, please visit maggiebeerfoundation.org.au.