Fast Facts

  • Began working at his parents' restaurant at the age of 8.
  • Has published numerous best-selling cookbooks and writes columns for various British magazines.
  • Opened a not-for-profit restaurant, Fifteen, in London in 2002. The establishment offers training in the restaurant business for a group of disadvantaged young adults.
  • Was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2003 for his service to the hospitality industry.
  • Has led a campaign to increase the nutritional quality of food served in schools in both the U.S. and the U.K. In 2010, he was awarded a TED Prize to continue his efforts to teach people about food and cooking, and to combat obesity.
  • Launched the YouTube cooking channel Food Tube in 2013.
  • Is a patron of the environmental charity Trees for Cities.

Awards

  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Poppy Oliver — Daughter
  • Jools Oliver — Wife
  • Daisy Oliver — Daughter
  • Sally Oliver — Mother
  • Trevor Oliver — Father
  • Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver — Daughter
  • Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver — Son

College

  • Westminster Kingsway College, London, England

Details

  • Birth Name: James Trevor Oliver
  • Birth Place: Clavering, Essex, England
  • Birthday: May 27, 1975, Gemini
  • Profession: Chef
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