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Jamie Oliver


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Jamie Oliver is transforming the way we feed our children and ourselves. For more than a decade his books and TV series have inspired millions across the world to cook from scratch using fresh ingredients, and to enjoy the pleasure of eating great food. This event is Jamie’s only public-speaking engagement in Australia this year.

In recent years, through his campaigns and his charity, the Jamie Oliver Foundation, Jamie has created initiatives to teach people how to cook delicious, nutritious food. Most notably, his Ministry of Food centres are spreading throughout the UK and also in Australia thanks to support and funding from The Good Guys.

With the obesity epidemic growing globally, and most governments seemingly unable to tackle the problem, Jamie is using his influence to bring attention to the changes we need to make to our lifestyles and diet. Campaigns such as School Dinners and Ministry of Food combine his culinary tools, cookbooks and television with more standard activism and community organising to create change on both an individual and governmental level.

Jamie Oliver will be joined in conversation by food journalist and television personality Matt Preston.

Photo © David Loftus


Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parent’s pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight and has since worked with some of the world’s top chefs. He is now running Fifteen – one of the best restaurants in London and the subject of the television series Jamie’s Kitchen.... Read more

Matt Preston

Matt Preston is an award-winning food journalist, restaurant critic and television personality. Best known as a judge and co-host of MasterChef Australia, Preston is also a senior editor for delicious and taste magazine. Preston has now appeared in six series of the ratings success MasterChef series... Read more


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