Fans of the Food Network are well familiar with the charming and skilled chef, Jamie Oliver. His likeable personality, as well as his dedication to making nutritious and delicious meals as simple as possible, has earned him millions of fans as well as a very successful career. Dubbed “The Naked Chef,” Jamie Oliver has turned countless novices into very skilled and confident cooks. This article will offer some interesting facts about British chef, Jamie Oliver.
Early Years Of Jamie Oliver. The Naked Chef was born in May of 1975. Jamie had an early interest in cooking, undoubtedly attributed to the delicious meals his mother prepared for the family, who has been a frequent guest on his cooking shows. Jamie Oliver’s mother has a propensity for sharing childhood stories about the celebrity chef on camera which clearly embarrasses the star. This adorable interaction between Jamie and his beloved mother only adds to the chef’s popularity.
Happy Home Life. In the year 2000, Jamie Oliver married long time girlfriend Juliette Norton who is affectionately known as “Jools.” The couple welcomed a daughter named Poppy Honey in 2002 and a second daughter named Daisy Boo in 2003. The very happy couple are excitedly anticipating the addition of a third child that is due in March of 2009. Lucky Jools who gets to indulge her pregnancy cravings with food prepared by the famous chef! The family makes their home in Clavering Essex and are frequently seen around the neighborhood enjoying the simple pleasures of family life.
Jamie Oliver’s Passion. The celebrity chef has long been an advocate for healthy foods served in school lunchrooms. Jamie truly cares about the quality of food that is served to the future leaders of the world and believes that a staple of healthy foods can lead to great things in life. His devotion to the movement was featured in the television series “Jamie’s School Dinners” and is credited with the reform of school meals served in the UK.
Giving Back. Jamie Oliver truly believes in sharing his fame and resources to make the world a better place. In addition to his crusade for offering school children healthy and balanced meals, he also implemented the “Jamie’s Kitchen” challenge which was documented in a successful television UK television series. In the series, Jamie presented teenagers down on their luck and with limited resources the opportunity to be offered a job in one of Jamie’s restaurants. Through a series of challenges, the group of teenagers vied for the lucrative position. The debut series was such a success that it was followed by “Return To Jamie’s Kitchen” and had a similar incarnation in Australia. Jamie’s dedication to make the youngest members of society healthier and happier through the use of wholesome food has certainly affected many grateful young fans.
Almost everything Jamie Oliver touches turns to gold. His best selling cook books, hit television shows and happy home life have provided the celebrity chef with an abundance of blessings. This generous and talented young chef surely will be around for many years to come.