Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver MBE is one of the most famous celebrity chefs in the country. His cheeky Essex boy persona and simple, delicious food has made him a hit in the food industry.

 He started his career as a pastry chef at Antonia Carluccio’s Neal Street restaurant in London before moving on to The River Cafe in Fulham. It was there that he made an unannounced appearance on a documentary the BBC were filming. The producers loved him and from there, his television career started to take off.

The Naked Chef was Jamie Oliver’s first solo TV venture, with a best-selling book to match. He was an instant hit, drumming up recipes for all occasions – from hen parties to a quiet night in. After three series of The Naked Chef, Jamie filmed a fly-on-the-wall documentary, detailing his new business venture of opening up his first restaurant, Fifteen. The restaurant helps to train young adults who have come from a disadvantaged background.

 His next endeavour was a campaign called Feed Me Better, which aimed to educate parents and children about the importance of healthy school dinners. As a result of his effort to improve school dinner’s in schools, Jamie was able to get Turkey Twizzlers banned from being served to children in schools.

 Jamie Oliver’s noted brand of cooking is sure to be a hit with any family as he brings new twists to classic dishes, such as harissa chicken traybake (opens in new tab), and offers up healthy alternatives to kids’ favourite junk foods – like this one for chicken nuggets (opens in new tab). His simple recipes emphasise the goodness of fresh ingredients, sourced locally and cooked at home.

With over ten best-selling books, including classics like Jamie's 15 minute meals (opens in new tab) and Save with Jamie (opens in new tab), and restaurant chains all over the world, Jamie Oliver is reportedly worth over £170 million.

 In July 2000, Jamie Oliver married his wife, Juliette Norton. Together they have five children and the family lives in North London.

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