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Jamie Oliver, (born May 27, 1975, Clavering, Essex, England), British chef who attained worldwide popularity with his favorite tv reveals The Naked Chef (1999) and Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (2010--) and as author of a number of cookbooks with a range of culinary styles.

Oliver's moms and dads were owners of a pub-restaurant in Clavering, Essex. After persistently pleading the chefs to let him assist, he was enabled to work in the kitchen. At age 16 Oliver entered the Westminster Catering College before traveling to France for additional training and experience. He landed his first job in London at the Neal Street Restaurant as head pastry chef and soon began working as sous-chef at the River Café, where his talent in front of the camera was discovered during the filming of a documentary on the restaurant. He was quickly contracted by Optomen Television to host his first series, The Naked Chef, where he showed how to simplify cooking using standard ingredients and food preparation methods.

In addition to starring in various television programs-- including Oliver's Twist (2002) and numerous other Naked Chef series-- Oliver authored a number of best-selling cookbooks and introduced his very own line of cookware. In 2002 he developed the Fifteen Foundation, a London-based program that provided underprivileged young people the opportunity to experience professions in the culinary sector at Oliver's Fifteen restaurant. The success of the task, chronicled in the tv series Jamie's Kitchen, stimulated Oliver's plans to broaden the program throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.

The five-week tv series Jamie's School Dinners, which aired in 2005, reported the challenges Oliver faced while training a team of school snack bar workers to prepare brand-new, healthier products, as well as his capability to urge pupils to attempt the brand-new menu. The show helped Oliver launch his overwhelmingly effective "Feed Me Better" campaign to improve the quality of meals served in Britain's schools. Mainly with his efforts, the British government accepted increase the quantity invested on each school meal. In 2007 Oliver began hosting Jamie in the house, a program that concentrated on city gardening and the preparation of homegrown produce. Three years later Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution aired in the United States. The six-episode program, which chronicled his efforts to improve the consuming routines of people in Huntington, West Virginia, gained an Emmy Award for exceptional truth program. The show returned for a second period in 2011, set in Los Angeles. Both periods offered unique attention to offering healthy meals in schools.

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