My Open Kitchen is a self-paced online course to help farmers, value-adders, cooks and producers get started with social media to celebrate the beautiful food we produce and tell our stories through recipes, words and great photos.
It’s about collaboration, inspiration, conviviality and learning useful new skills.
What is it?
Through My Open Kitchen, I want us farmers to ‘virtually’ invite the world into our kitchens and through our stories, inspire new networks to support us through their choices and voices. The course will be delivered in 5 modules (you can download and print them off) and it’s delivery, content and approach will be unique, fun and inspiring;
- It will be highly visual
- It will be about fresh, seasonal food
- It will be all about being proud, supportive and supported.
- It will be about teaching anyone with a smartphone in their pocket how to connect and network with peers, customers and a genuine support base.
When will it begin?
My Open Kitchen will run in six-week rounds and we aim to kick off with the first group of students in October this year.
Who is behind it?
Me – Sophie Hansen! I have a 15 years experience in food media and now live on a farm just out of Orange NSW with my husband Tim and two children. We have a deer farm and vertically integrated venison business called Mandagery Creek Venison.
I’m also the author of the cookbook Local is Lovely and write a blog of the same name, both celebrating seasonal produce and those behind it. I love telling stories and believe passionately in the power of social media to connect farmers in a positive way with networks that will deliver both social and business support. I’m also a big believer of the concept of conviviality – inspiring people to come together over shared meals of seasonal, fresh food with a joy in the process and an understanding of where the produce comes from.
Hence the name – My Open Kitchen.
The course will be coordinated and delivered by me but I’ll also be inviting some very special guests to teach some modules.