All about Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

* For festive recipes from Jamie see his Bonkers Bread & Butter Panettone Pudding TartBeef Wellington and Super Eggs Benedict *

Occupation: Chef, Campaigner, Author.

Best known for:  Inspiring the world to cook quick, nutritious and delicious food through books, TV series, Food Tube and his website.

Usually found: Around food.  With TV series, a business empire, charitable foundation, restaurants and writing his cook books, Jamie works hard but always makes time for his family.

Dishes we love: Chicken Tikka Masala and Chocolate celebration cake.

Fun fact: Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents' pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight.

Profile

His television and publishing career began in 1999 with The Naked Chef series.  Since then he has set up Fifteen restaurant in London which trains young people to become chefs, helped to change school dinners in the UK and revolutionized home cooking.  His charity, The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, seeks to improve people's lives through food. He writes for the popular Jamie Magazine and creates video content for Food Tube, a free-to-subscribe YouTube channel.  Jamie lives in London and Essex with his wife Jools and their four children.