This Sunday, British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver turns 43. His rise to fame came at the age of 22, when he was noticed by the BBC after an unscripted appearance in a documentary about The River CafĂ©, where he was working as a sous chef. Shortly afterwards, he debuted as the host of the cooking show The Naked Chef, which ran for three seasons and three Christmas specials. His Mockney dialect, relaxed style and simplified approach to gourmet recipes won the viewers’ hearts and inspired more men to cook. After his break into television, the Clavering-born talent became an international phenomenon, starring into subsequent TV series, authoring several cookbooks and inaugurating multiple popular restaurant chains.
To celebrate Mr. Oliver’s 43rd birthday, we have created the Jamie Oliver Timeline, which illustrates important events, ventures and achievements in his life.
In addition to presenting successful TV cooking programs and launching his own line of cookware and restaurants, Jamie Oliver has also championed healthier eating habits for pupils in the UK. The show “Jamie’s School Dinners”, which documented his efforts to train a group of school cafeteria employees to prepare new and healthier dishes for students, helped him launch the campaign “Feed Me Better”. It advocated the improvement of the quality of food served in the UK’s schools and determined the British government to take measures in this respect, by increasing the amount spent on each school meal.
The Jamie Oliver chronology was designed using Office Timeline, an add-in for PowerPoint that helps you create professional timelines, Gantt charts and project visuals effortlessly. The tool is available in two versions, Free and Plus, with the former enabling you to build and edit simple graphics, and the latter coming with a higher degree of customization and extra features such as data import and update functions.
To edit or restyle the Jamie Oliver Timeline, download the PowerPoint slide here.