Jamie Oliver

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Introduction[change | change source]

Jamie Oliver is a very well-known chef in Britain. He has made approximately 30 television programmes, most of them are cooking tutorials. He is married to Ella Oliver and has 4 children: Poppy Honey Rosie Oliver, Daisy Boo Pamela Oliver, Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver and Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver. Oliver is responsible for highlighting that the way schools and hospitals feed their customers should be improved.

Early Life[change | change source]

His full name is James Trevor Oliver. He was born in the village of Clavering (Essex) on the 27th of May in the year of 1975. He was raised in Clavering and remains there today. His parents run a bar/restaurant where he would practise cooking as a youngster. He was rather passionate for cooking. He was educated in Newport Free Grammar School. He graduated at the age of sixteen with two GCSE qualifications in Geology and Art. He went on to attend the Westminster Catering College, which is now known as the Westminster Kingsway College. From there he earned what is known as a City & Guilds NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) in home economics.

Career[change | change source]

Oliver’s first job was a pastry chef at Antonio Carluccio’s Neal’s Yard Restaurant, where he prepared his first Italian Cuisine therefore gaining good, helpful experience. He also developed a great relationship with his mentor Gennaro Contaldo. Later on in his career, he offered Contaldo an employment where he could help run Oliver’s thriving selection of High Street restaurants, Jamie’s Italian. Then Oliver became a sous chef of The River Café in Fulham.

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