Celebrate Halloween with us in the markets on Saturday 26th October between 11-3pm!
Join Jumping Clay Halifax in a Halloween themed clay workshop in the Oastler Market Event Space between 1-3.30pm. Don’t miss a showing of Roald Dahl’s The Witches in the Market Pop Up Cinema at 10am!
Let’s see what festivities we have in store for you in the markets this Christmas?
Please find our opening times for all our markets during the festive period.
We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from all of us at Bradford Markets.
It all Spooks with us this Halloween, we have ghoulish activities lined up at the ready across our markets!
Oastler Shopping Centre – Saturday 28 October 12.30-4.30pm
The Young Master’s Visual Art School will be running a mummy-making workshop. Under threes will be able to make a masking tape mummy and older children will be able to make their very own 3D repositionable mummy.Read More
Fried chicken is a high street fast food favorite in Bradford and you are never far away from a takeaway that has it on the menu but while it may fill a hole in your stomach, it’s not very healthy and really does not feed your body very well.Read More
We’re busy through the May half -term but we’ve found a couple of spaces in the diary to fit in two kids cooking classes. On Tuesday 30th May at 10:30 we’ll be making Chicken Fajitas with a chunky Tomato Salsa and on Thursday 1st June at 12:30 we’ll be making Spaghetti with Meatballs and a fresh Tomato Sauce.Read More
The Ministry of Food centre on John St, Bradford is a fantastic food hub where community groups and local people can get hands on experience and friendly advice on cooking skills, nutrition and money saving tips. This community-based cooking programme gives people of all ages the confidence to cook from scratch and make better food choices for a healthier life. Our aim is to inspire people to get back into the kitchen cooking tasty, fresh food for themselves and their families.Read More
We’ve recently finished a cooking course with a group of men from the Fresh Start 4U project. The Fresh Start 4U project works alongside the Probation Service and the Community Rehabilitation Company, its aim is to support adult offenders and in particular those with shorter custodial sentences and community orders in moving away from offending and into paid employment or volunteering. Read More
We love Chicken Fajitas at MOF, Bradford! It’s one of the staple dishes that we teach on our eight week cooking course, but we’ve just discovered this new twist from Jamie’s most recent book Family Super Food Classics.
Jamie’s sticks to using healthy, low fat, high in protein chicken breasts and adds aubergine, mixed peppers and smoky sweet paprika to make sure that this doesn’t only taste amazing but its healthy and nutritious too. This dish is great for a family meal, there’s no need to sweat plating it all up, just serve it in big bowls and let your family and friends have fun while they try to fold the tortilla and make a mess while they eat it. Try the recipe and share your photos on our Facebook page so that we can join in the fun too!
We are excited to announce a new date for another one of our incredibly successful Jamie’s Italian evenings. We’ve planned four nights this year when Jaz Ward and his team from JI Leeds come and share their secrets from the JI Menu.
Our evening last October featured five stunning dishes from the autumn menu which accompanied some of our great side dishes too. Come and be a part of the next fantastic JI experience on Tuesday 14th March at 7.00pm. Places are strictly limited and it only costs £12 per person. So call us today to book your place on 01274 435279.
At the end of January we said goodbye and farewell to Lisa McLoughlin as she left the MOF Bradford team for a new adventure. Lisa has been part of the MOF team since day one. Not only has she taught thousands of people to cook in the last 7 and a half years, but as a teacher on our ‘Healthy Living’ course, she has shown how to make important dietary and lifestyle changes in order to prevent illness and disease.Read More
MOF Bradford is very proud to have received the ‘Lifestyle’ award from the Bradford Bulls Foundation at their annual ‘Make A Difference’.
We work with the Bradford Bulls Foundation as part of their ‘Extra Time’ project, helping school children from the Bradford area with a variety of different extra-curricular activities. We are very proud of our association with the Bulls Foundation and we want to thank them for their kindness and generosity in recognising what we are trying to achieve.
Soraya and Andrew with BBF!
Chef Jonah with Julie!
Congratulations to Julie Clayton, who won our Jamie’s Italian competition in aid of the Lord Mayors appeal. We met Julie at the Huddersfield Food festival and she correctly guessed how many pasta shells we had in a jar. Julie won a box of JI goodies, including olive oil and an apron and a meal for two at Jamie’s Italian in Leeds. Thanks to Julie and everyone who entered our competitionn, we raised over £100 for the Lord Mayors Appeal which this year is raising funds for Young Minds.
Thanks to our friends at JI for a great prize too. Here’s a photo of Chef Jonah presenting Julie with her prize.
So we come to the close of another wonderful year and Ministry of Food, Bradford is preparing for another festive season. It’s also an opportunity for us to reflect on another brilliant year that we’ve had. We’ve certainly been busy, with many of our classes full to capacity and more than 300 people completing our 8 week cooking course.Read More
You may have read in the press that Bradford District Council has to make £82 million pounds worth of cuts to its budget by 2020. Read More