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Jamie Oliver

Born May 27, 1975 (1975-05-27) (age 32)
Clavering, Essex, England
Cooking style Fresh and occasionally Organic
Education Westminster Catering College
Restaurants Fifteen (London)
TV Show(s) Oliver's Twist, Jamie's School Dinners, Jamie's Great Italian Escape, Naked Chef, Jamie's Kitchen, Jamie's Chef, Jamie at Home

James Trevor Oliver MBE (May 27, 1975), better known as Jamie Oliver and nicknamed The Naked Chef, is an English celebrity chef. He is well known for his role in campaigning against what he believes to be unhealthy, processed foods in British schools. Since his early years, his Essex accent has become infamous[citation needed] - particularly the use of the hindi word "pukka" (colloquially meaning "brilliant" or "solid", originally "cooked" or "ripe"). Alternative metal is an form of music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... Lostprophets are a Welsh alternative metal/alternative rock band formed in 1997. ... This article is about the keyboardist for the Welsh alternative metal band Lostprophets. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clavering is a village in north-west Essex in England. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Organic vegetables at a farmers market in Argentina. ... Fifteen is a restaurant in London, owned and run by the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Olivers Twist is a television series featuring chef Jamie Oliver (who became famous for his TV series The Naked Chef). ... Jamie Oliver on Jamies School Dinners Jamies School Dinners was a four-episode documentary series broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK from 23 February — 16 March 2005. ... Jamies Kitchen was a documentary series, in 2002, made by Optomen for Channel 4 in the UK. It followed chef Jamie Oliver as he attempted to train a group of young would-be chefs, who would - if they completed the course - be offered jobs at Olivers new restaurant... Jamie at Home is a television show that provides the audience with useful recipes and tips for cooking. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... In its strictest sense, a celebrity chef is a someone who has become well-known for his/her cooking. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... Hindi ( , Devanagari: or , IAST: , IPA: ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is also used for central government administrative purposes , along with English. ...

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Biography

Jamie Oliver was born in May 1975, and grew up in Clavering, Essex, where his parents owned a pub-restaurant, The Cricketers. From an early age, Oliver helped in the pub kitchen; by the time he was 11, he was adept at vegetable prep and could chop "like a demon". In 1989, Oliver formed the band Scarlet Division with friend Leigh Haggerwood, in which he was the drummer. At age 16, he attended Westminster Catering College and then studied in France, before returning to London to work as head pastry chef for Antonio Carluccio at The Neal Street Restaurant. After The Neal Street Restaurant, Oliver worked for Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers at the River Café for three and a half years; Oliver credits Gray and Rogers with teaching him to create the fresh and simple food which would become his signature. For other uses, see May (disambiguation). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clavering is a village in north-west Essex in England. ... Scarlet Division was a band formed by Jamie Oliver (at age 13) and his friend Leigh Haggerwood in 1989. ... Leigh Haggerwood is a contemporary composer based in London. ... Antonio Carluccio (born 1937 in Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Italy) is a London-based Italian chef, restaurateur and food expert. ...


The result was "The Naked Chef", a cooking programme. Two highly successful seasons of "The Naked Chef" were filmed in 1998 and 1999. The popular series brought Oliver worldwide fame, and more television programmes and book deals followed. As of 2006, Oliver had six additional television series and eight books to his name. Now in 2007, he has a new TV show called "Jamie at Home," which shows people how easy it is to grow fresh produce from scratch and make good meals. He also has a book out with the same name. Jamie at Home is a television show that provides the audience with useful recipes and tips for cooking. ...


In 2005 Jamie Oliver received the prestigious Beacon Fellowship Prize for his contribution to disadvantaged young people, offering training and practical experience in the catering industry. Beacon Fellowship is the first and only Fellowship within the United Kingdom whose scheme is geared toward supporting and encouraging an improved culture of philanthropy and charitable giving. ...


Personal Life

Jamie Oliver with Jools

On 24 June 2000, Oliver married former model Juliette Norton, also known as "Jools". The couple met in 1993 and have two daughters: Poppy Honey (born in March 2002) and Daisy Boo born in 11 April 2003. They live In Hampstead, London. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other places with the same name, see Hampstead (disambiguation). ...



Wanting to create something positive' using his wealth and fame, Oliver conceived and established the Fifteen charity restaurant where he trains 15 disadvantaged young people to work in the hospitality industry. Following the success of the original restaurant in London, more Fifteens have opened around the globe: Fifteen Amsterdam opened in December, 2004, Fifteen Cornwall in Newquay opened in May, 2006, and Fifteen Melbourne opened in September, 2006, with Australian friend and fellow chef, Tobie Puttock. The process of creating and opening the original Fifteen was documented in the series "Jamie's Kitchen". Fifteen is a restaurant in London, owned and run by the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... , The town should not be confused with New Quay in Wales. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Tobie Puttock is an Australian celebrity chef, best known for his association with British chef Jamie Oliver. ...


Next, Oliver began a formal campaign to ban unhealthy food in British schools and get kids eating fresh, tasty, nutritious food instead. Oliver's efforts to bring radical change to the school meals system, chronicled in the series "Jamie's School Dinners", challenged the junk food culture by showing schools they could serve healthy, cost-efficient meals that kids enjoyed eating. Jamie Oliver on Jamies School Dinners Jamies School Dinners was a four-episode documentary series broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK from 23 February — 16 March 2005. ...


In June, 2003, Oliver was appointed an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Reputedly a multimillionaire, he has also written columns for The Times. A great proponent of fresh organic foods, in May, 2005, Oliver was named the most influential person in the UK hospitality industry when he topped the inaugural CatererSearch 100. The list saw Oliver beating off Sir Francis Mackay, the then-chairman of the contract catering giant, Compass Group, which Oliver had soundly criticised in "Jamie's School Dinners". In 2006, Oliver dropped to 2nd on the list behind fellow celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The honours system of the United Kingdom is a means of rewarding personal bravery, achievement or service to the country. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom (and the Kingdom of Great Britain before the United Kingdom existed) since 1788 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. ... The British company Compass Group LSE: CPG is one of the largest food service businesses in the world. ... Gordon James Ramsay OBE (born November 8, 1966 in Johnstone, Scotland) is a Scottish celebrity chef and currently one of only three chefs in the UK whose restaurant is rated at three Michelin stars. ...


Advertising

From 2000, Jamie Oliver was the public face of the Sainsbury's supermarket chain in the UK, appearing on television and radio advertisements and in-store promotional material. The deal earned him an estimated £1.2 million every year.[1] By 2004, the company had made 65 adverts with Jamie. J Sainsbury HQ in Holborn Circus J Sainsbury plc is the parent company of Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd, commonly known as Sainsburys, which is a chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom. ...


Television shows

The Naked Chef (1998-1999) was Oliver's first series. The title was a reference to the simplicity of Oliver's recipes, and has nothing to do with nudity. Oliver has frequently admitted that he wasn't entirely happy with the title, which was devised by producer Patricia Llewellyn. (In the UK edit of the show, the opening titles include a clip of him telling an unseen questioner "No way! It's not me, it's the food!") The success of the programme led to the books Return of the Naked Chef and Happy Days with the Naked Chef. Patricia Llewellyn is a British television producer. ...


Jamie's Kitchen was a 2002 documentary series. It followed chef Jamie Oliver as he attempted to train a group of disadvantaged youth, who would - if they completed the course - be offered jobs at Oliver's new restaurant Fifteen. This was followed by Return to Jamie's Kitchen in 2003. Jamies Kitchen was a documentary series, in 2002, made by Optomen for Channel 4 in the UK. It followed chef Jamie Oliver as he attempted to train a group of young would-be chefs, who would - if they completed the course - be offered jobs at Olivers new restaurant...


Jamie's Kitchen Australia was a 2006 television series, similar to Jamie's kitchen, that was based in and aired in Australia. Fifteen Melbourne Logo Jamies Kitchen Australia is an Australian television show which premiered Thursday, 14 September 2006 on Network Ten. ...


Jamie's School Dinners (2005) was a 4-episode documentary series. Oliver took responsibility for running the kitchen meals in Kidbrooke School, Greenwich, for a year. Disgusted by the unhealthy fare being served to schoolchildren and the lack of healthy alternatives on offer, Oliver began a campaign to improve the standard of Britain’s school meals. Public awareness was raised, and, subsequent to Oliver's efforts, the UK Government pledged to spend £280m on school dinners (spread over three years). Tony Blair himself acknowledged that this was a result of Oliver's campaign. Following the success of the campaign, Oliver was named "Most Inspiring Political Figure of 2005" in the Channel 4 Political Awards 2006. Jamie Oliver on Jamies School Dinners Jamies School Dinners was a four-episode documentary series broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK from 23 February — 16 March 2005. ... Kidbrooke School opened in 1954 as the first purpose-built comprehensive school in Britain. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency...


Jamie's Great Escape (also known as Jamie's Great Italian Escape), a [[Travel literature|


Jamie's Return To School Dinners Jamie Oliver on Jamies School Dinners Jamies School Dinners was a four-episode documentary series broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK from 23 February — 16 March 2005. ...


Jamie's Chef (2007) continues where Jamie's Kitchen left off. Five years and fifty trainees later, Oliver's most recent series aims to help the winning trainee establish their own restaurant at The Cock, a pub near Braintree in Essex. The charitable Fifteen Foundation retains ownership of the property and has provided a £125,000 loan for the winner, Aaron Craze, to refurbish the establishment. Jamies Kitchen was a documentary series, in 2002, made by Optomen for Channel 4 in the UK. It followed chef Jamie Oliver as he attempted to train a group of young would-be chefs, who would - if they completed the course - be offered jobs at Olivers new restaurant...


Jamie at Home (2007) Jamie at Home is a television show that provides the audience with useful recipes and tips for cooking. ...


Oliver's programmes are shown in over 40 countries, including the USA's Food Network, where he is the second most popular presenter. Oliver's Twist and "Pukka Tukka" picked up where "The Naked Chef" left off. Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ... Olivers Twist is a television series featuring chef Jamie Oliver (who became famous for his TV series The Naked Chef). ...


Other appearances have included guest hosting Channel 4's The Friday Night Project in January 2006 and also in January 2007, becoming the first guest presenter to host two episodes. He has also starred on Top Gear becoming one of the fastest around the test track on BBC2 This article is about the British television station. ... The Friday Night Project is a British comedy-variety show by Princess Productions that first aired in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 in February 2005. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Live Shows

The Happy Days Live tour was Oliver's first live show in 2001 and included several dates in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Performing to sold-out venues, he cooked on stage and interacted with the audiences with competitions, music and special effects only usually seen in pop concerts. He took the audiences by surprise by singing and drumming to a song called Lamb Curry written by his longtime friend Leigh Haggerwood. Oliver appears at the BBC good food show each year and took to the road once more in 2006 on an Australian tour where he performed in Sydney and Melbourne. Following the entertaining format of his first live show, the 2006 Australian tour featuring special guests including mentor Gennaro Contaldo, and students from Fifteen London. Jamie also performed a new song written by Leigh Haggerwood called Fish Stew which Jamie cooked to and also drummed along to at the end of the show. The shows were a great success and are featured in a one-off TV documentary called Jamie Oliver: Australian Diary. Leigh Haggerwood is a contemporary composer based in London. ...


Controversy and Criticism

In 2003, Oliver was ranked number 28 in Channel 4's poll of "100 Worst Britons". The poll was inspired by the BBC series 100 Greatest Britons. The poll specified that the nominees had to be British, alive, and not currently in prison or pending trial. This article is about the British television station. ... 100 Worst Britons We Love to Hate is one in a series of 100 Greatest. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... // In 2002, the BBC conducted a vote to determine whom the general public considers the 100 Greatest Britons of all time. ...


In 2005, Oliver was widely criticised for killing a fully conscious lamb live on his TV show[1].


In September, 2006, Jamie Oliver and Rawmarsh Community School, South Yorkshire, UK, made front page headlines after a group of parents revolted against Oliver's lunch scheme, in which all 1100 pupils on site were fed two portions of fruit and three vegetables every day. The parents, declaring, "Our kids have the right to eat what they like," took orders over the school fence for nearby sandwich and fast-food outlets. The food was then delivered over the fence to the waiting pupils.[2]


Books

Cookbooks

  • Something for the Weekend, ISBN 0-1410-2258-2
  • The Naked Chef, ISBN 0-7868-6617-9
  • The Return of the Naked Chef, ISBN 0-7181-4439-2
  • Happy Days with the Naked Chef, ISBN 0-7868-6852
  • The Naked Chef Takes Off, ISBN 0-7868-6755-8
  • Jamie's Kitchen, ISBN 1-4013-0022-7
  • Jamie's Dinners, ISBN 1-4013-0194-0
  • Jamie's Italy, ISBN 0-7181-4770-7
  • Cook With Jamie, ISBN 0-7181-4771-5
  • Jamie at Home, ISBN 0-7181-5243-3

Biographies

  • Stafford Hildred, Jamie Oliver: The Biography (2001) ISBN 1-903402-55-7
  • Gilly Smith, Jamie Oliver: Turning Up the Heat (2006) ISBN 0-233-00168-9

Trivia

  • Oliver is reportedly a friend of Brad Pitt who, when married to Jennifer Aniston, asked Oliver and his wife Jools to their Los Angeles home to cook for them. Pitt, in particular, has watched Oliver's cooking programmes for a number of years. The two have often been pictured together at film premieres.[3]
  • During the school dinners programme, Oliver's Fifteen London was visited by Bill Clinton. Clinton asked to see Oliver; however, Oliver refused, as Clinton's party had asked for other diners to be removed to make room for their larger-than-agreed-upon group. In episode 2 of Jamie's School Dinners, Clinton's party had 36 show up for a booking of 16 and many of them were on a South Beach Diet and did not want the special menu that had been prepared, even though the menu had been approved in advance. [4]
  • Oliver is reported to be worth an estimated £25 million.[5]
  • David Tennant, the current actor to portray The Doctor on the hit BBC series Doctor Who, stated on an interview on Parkinson in May 2007 that the design for the costume of The Doctor came from "a white version" of what Oliver wore on an appearance on Parkinson a year earlier. [6]

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References

  1. ^ "Jamie Oliver: The silencer of the lamb", Mirror, 2005-11-11. Retrieved on 2007-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Sinner ladies sell kids junk food", The Sun, 2006-09-16. Retrieved on 2006-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Brad Pitt flies Jamie Oliver to LA to cook dinner". Ananova.com. Retrieved on 12 February 2007.
  4. ^ "Enough Rope with Andrew Denton episode 121 18 September, 2006". ABC Australia. Retrieved on 12 February 2007.
  5. ^ "TV helps Ramsay cook up a £60m fortune". The Daily Mail. Retrieved on 12 February 2007.
  6. ^ "David Tennant on Parkinson 05.05.2007 Part 1". BBC. Retrieved on 5 May 2007.

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