This article will answer every question you have about Jamie Oliver. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Jamie Oliver do for a living?
- Who are Jamie Oliver ’s parents and siblings?
- What are Jamie Oliver interests and hobbies?
- Is Jamie Oliver married ?
- Does Jamie Oliver have any children?
- Where is Jamie Oliver now?
- How tall is Jamie Oliver ?
- How much money does Jamie Oliver earn?
- What is Jamie Oliver net worth?
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Who is Jamie Oliver ?
Jamie Oliver( Jamie Trevor Oliver) is a British chef and restaurateur. Oliver is also known for his approachable cuisine, that has led him to show numerous television show and open many restaurants.
Jamie Oliver’s Career
Oliver started his career as a Pastry chef at Antonio Carluccio’s Neal Street. He gained his experience of preparing Italian cuisine while still at Antonio Carluccio’s. He developed a relationship with his mentor Gennaero Contald. Jamie later in his career employed Gennaro to run his collection of high street restaurant which were known as Jamie’s Italian. Jamie then moved to The River Café, Fulham as a sous-chef. He noticed there by the BBC in 1997. This was after making unscripted appearance in a documentary about the restaurant , Christmas at the River Café.
James debuted his BBC show The Naked Chef in 1999, while his cookbook became a bestseller in the U.K. Still in 1999, he was invited to prepare lunch for then Prime Minister Tony Blair at Downing Street. After three series of The Naked Chef programme for the BBC , Jamie then moved to Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. His first show in Channel 4 was a documentary which was called Jamie’s Kitchen, that followed the setting of 15 restaurant in London. One of his restaurant in Westland’s Palace in London continued to offer training for young adults who have disadvantaged background for careers in the restaurant business. However the restaurant was closed on 21st, May, 2019.
As a result of his good services in the hospitality Oliver was awarded an MBE Award in 2003. In 2005, he created a campaign which was called “Feed me Better” the initiative was to move British school kids toward eating healthy food and cutting out Junk Food. The British Government also pledged to address the issue. Jamie public campaign for changes in the nutrition resulted people voting him as the “Most Inspiring Political Figure of 2005”. After that he created Jamie’s Ministry of Food, a television series where he moved around to inspire everyday people in Rotherham Yorkshire to cook healthy meals.
From 2010 – 2011, Jamie created another television series which was called Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. In this series Oliver had to travel first to Huntington, West Virginia and then Loa Angeles to change the way Americans eat and Address their dependence on fast food.
Jamie received the 2010, TED Prize in December 2009. Jamie also hosted Jamie’s 15 Minutes Meals on Channel 4 which aired 40 episodes in 2012. His holding company, Jamie Oliver Holding Ltd earned enough to for him to be listed on The Sunday Time list of richest Britons under. He is the Second-best-selling British author after J.K. Rowling, and the best-selling British non-fiction author since records began. As of February 2019, he had sold more than 14.55 million book generating just under £180m for the chef.
Jamie launched a restaurant, Jamie’s Italian, his first high street business venture, in Oxford, England. At it peak Oliver had already 42 Italian restaurant in the UK . His brand franchised and include branches in the UAE, Australia. In January 2017, Chief Executive Simon Blagden announced the closure of their six branches where 120 jobs were lost. As part of an agreement with creditors to secure £71.5M of debt. JORG proposed to enter the UK company Jamie’s Italian Ltd into a company voluntary arrangement seeking rent reduction on eight outlet and later further 12 were closed.
Oliver’s opened chain of cooking school/delis, Recipease, in several locations in the UK. However by the end of 2015 all store had been closed. In 2009, Oliver joined hand with his American Friend opened up a Barbecoa, a barbecued meat-based restaurant. They opened two outlet both in London , one in Piccadilly and a second one in St Paul’s.
On February, 19th, 2018 Barbecoa went into administration, with Jamie immediately buying back the St Paul’s site in a pre- packed agreement via a new subsidiary. After that the group went into administration on 21st,May,2019 with 22 of 25 restaurants closed and 1000 jobs were lost.
Jamie Oliver’s Awards
- On 13th,May, 2001 his series The Naked Chef won the BAFTA award.
- In June 2003, Jamie was awarded the MBE in the Queens Birthday Honor’s.
- He was named the most influential person in the UK hospitality industry
- On 21st, August 2010, Oliver won an Emmy for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution at the 62nd Primetime
- In 2013, He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
- On 29th, October 2015, he was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 2 in the list of 100 Most Influential British Entrepreneurs.
Jamie Oliver’s Education
He attended the Newport Free Grammar School. However he left school at the age of sixteen with two GCSE qualification in Art and Geology and later joined Westminster Technical College. After that he earned a City & Guilds National Vocational Qualification(NVQ) in home economics.
Jamie Oliver’s Family
James Oliver’s Parents and Sibling
Oliver was born and raised in the village of Clavering in Essex. He is a son of Trevor and Sally Oliver ran pub/restaurant, The Cricketers, Where he practiced his cooking. Oliver has one sibling, a sister known as Anne-Marie.
James Oliver’s Wife and Kids?
Jamie married former model and writer Juliette Norton in July 2000. The couple have five children, Poppy Honey Rosie born in 18th, March 2002, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow , Buddy Bear Maurice and River Rocket Blue Dallas.
During 2019 summer , Jamie and his family moved into Spain Hall, the 16th century mansion in Finchingfield, Essex.
Jamie Oliver’s Age
He was born in 27th, May, 1975 and his currently aged 45 years.
Jamie Oliver’s Height
Oliver’s stand at 1.78m tall.
Jamie Oliver’s Interests and Favorite Dish
Jamie is famous for his Italian and American inspired dishes. But his classic, rustic and simple steak sarnie remain his signature dish.
Jamie Oliver’s Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $300 million.