- 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.
- 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Nominee
- 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Winner
- Sally Oliver — Mother
- Trevor Oliver — Father
- Jools Oliver — Wife
- Daisy Oliver — Daughter
- River Rocket Oliver — Son
- Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver — Son
- Poppy Oliver — Daughter
- Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver — Daughter
- Westminster Kingsway College, London, England
- Birth Name: James Trevor Oliver
- Birth Place: Clavering, Essex, England
- Profession: Chef
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