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The Mobile Kitchen at the Market
Every week we select the best seasonal products from the market, then create fabulous dishes that we demonstrate through the mobile kitchen. Every dish demonstrated comes with a free recipe and a sample to taste. If you are looking for ideas and want to know where to find the products you need, then make sure to take the time to visit the Otago Farmers Market Mobile Kitchen.
Market Chef Alison Lambert
Market Chef Alison Lambert is the driving force behind the kitchen, and most weekends you will find her at the market giving people free cooking demonstrations with tastings and recipes, Alison is a self obsessed, passionate chef and mother, who is on a mission to get people excited about preparing and eating food local food, which is simple and delicious.
Many of the recipes you will find on this website are Alison’s own creations. Every Wednesday Alison’s recipes also feature in our locally-owned and operated newspaper, the Otago Daily Times, and once a month she joins the Classic Hits breakfast team to discuss all things food.
Alison also keeps a blog which is regularly updated and features a lot of the recipes she features at the market, so you can visit her at her blog, Taste of My Life.
The Otago Polytechnic
The Otago Polytechnic is a fantastic supporter of the mobile kitchen. Staff and students from the School of Hospitality do regular demonstrations at the Saturday Farmers Market, when local, healthy and affordable dishes are prepared in conjunction with free culinary advice for the public.
This gives them the ability to share skills, knowledge and their sustainable vision with our local community and in turn bring about effective positive lifestyle changes. The project also enables the students to see the benefits and rewards of volunteer work within the local community.
To find out more about the innovative programs and courses the Otago Polytechnic has to offer click here.
The Mobile Kitchen in the Community
The Otago Farmers Market Trust is an registered educational charity. In order to help educate the community about the benefits of eating local seasonal food, the Mobile Kitchen attends a number of events each year. These have included School Fairs, University of Otago Market Days and Community events around health promotion.
The Mobile Kitchen is made available at no charge to community groups, and if you would like to discuss this please contact us Link to contact page
“A huge thank you to the Otago Farmers Market Trust for their support of our recent school fair. The Otago Farmers Market Chef’s caravan was a real crowd-puller and gave our fair another dimension, adding a professional flair to our exciting atmosphere. Chef Alison Lambert’s vibrant personality shone through on a cold day! We were grateful for her time and the effort that went into planning her menu, and even more grateful for the tastings, which led to plenty of recipes being taken home!!! This was a great hassle free addition to our fair, which we totally recommend and hope to be able to use again next time.”
Sawyers Bay School PTA
Support Partners for the Mobile Kitchen.
The Otago Farmers Market would like to thank the following organisations for their continued support of the mobile kitchen.
Otago Polytechnic Link
Otago Daily Times Link
Classic Hits Link
Pub Charity Link
Otago University Students Association Link