James Trevor "Jamie" Oliver, MBE (born 27 May 1975) is an English chef, restaurateur and media personality, known for his food-focused television shows, cookbooks and more recently his campaign against the use of processed foods in national schools. He strives to improve unhealthy diets and poor cooking habits.
Jamie Oliver's Fifteen is a restaurant that uses the magic of food to give unemployed young people a chance to have a better future.
Victory for Jamie Oliver in the U.S. as McDonald’s is forced to stop using ‘pink slime’ in its burger recipe
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In March 2005, Jamie took the petition to 10 Downing St. where the government pledged an extra $550 million to improve the standard of school meals and to provide training for lunch workers and equipment for schools.
Working with T-Fal, Jamie has launched three lines of cookware called the Jamie Oliver Professional Series, most recently, The Italian Series. Jamie has also launched an Italian food range and has a wide range of gift foods, which are distributed internationally.
The TV chef’s latest project comes as research shows that half the population is not eating the recommended amount of fish.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has apparently found rare Joy Division and New Order master tapes when digging up the basement of a new restaurant in Manchester.
Jamie Oliver has made a blistering attack on Michael Gove over school food, claiming that some of the education secretary's flagship academies are lowering nutrition levels among pupils and profiteering from junk food vending machines because they have been allowed to ignore national standards.
Jamie Oliver, the British chef, focused the second season of his ABC television show, "Food Revolution," on Los Angeles public schools.
In 2003, the renegade chef decided he would not stand for the overprocessed foods served in British grade school cafeterias. So, he launched a one-man crusade to bring real food back to the cafeteria line.
In 1997, Jamie was featured in a television documentary about the River Café. Jamie was then offered his own television show, and The Naked Chef was born.
Growing up in Essex, where his parents run their own highly respected pub/restaurant in Clavering, Jamie Oliver was frequently found helping in the kitchen.
Oliver, who moved to Los Angeles with his family earlier this month, has so far failed to get L.A. Unified to reverse its decision not to let him — and his reality television show — into the country's second-largest school system.