Jamie Oliver.

Heard of him?

He’s a well-known chef who does TV shows, came out with his own magazine on food, products, and has written his own recipe/cooking books. (For more, click here.)

Beyond all that “he must be making lots of money”, I was really encouraged when I watched about this thing he started; Fifteen. Read on and click on the links to find out more!

Jamie Oliver combined two ambitions: to open a top class restaurant and to give disadvantaged youngsters the chance to gain professional training that would set them up for an independent, inspired and productive life.

Fifteen Foundation exists to inspire disadvantaged young people – homeless, unemployed, overcoming drug or alcohol problems – to believe that they can create for themselves great careers in the restaurant industry.

The Fifteen restaurants serve food of the highest quality made from the best ingredients:  their kitchens are where the apprentices learn their trade, and their profits help fund the programme.

Fifteen’s philosophy is to learn within the actual work environment, from experts in the field, surrounded by the produce, equipment and dishes that they will work with and be inspired by. Gradually, their levels of responsibility increase with the skill that they acquire through this direct participation in a fully operative business.  And with this grows their confidence and belief that they can achieve anything they want in their lives despite what setbacks they may already have experienced.

Well, Fifteen is one of his few other campaigns that are ongoing. Inspiring to see how far he has reached today, from where he was when he just started.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joel Yap
    Oct 31, 2009 @ 23:10:40

    YA.. love it.

    watched it on TV before.

    Jamie Oliver very handsome also leh…. i enjoy listening to the way he talks too

  2. koocheekoo
    Nov 01, 2009 @ 15:52:23

    I LOVE JAMIE OLIVER! If I somehow cook in the kitchen, it’ll be because he inspired me! AND HE IS SO HANDSOME! AHHH!!

    ok.. =P

  3. muffled
    Nov 01, 2009 @ 23:16:01

    Yahhh he is handsome! But he’s putting on weight. Hahaha…

  4. koocheekoo
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 17:31:38

    I dun care.. I LIKE HIM!! AHHH! =P!!!

  5. Justin
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 22:53:13

    I read about Fifteen somewhere on the internet sometime earlier this year. So inspired by what this ‘celebrity chef’ is doing to help them. =) kinda brings the smile to your face at the thought.

  6. muffled
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 18:20:19

    yeappp Justin, it so does 🙂

    Gid, i love you too, even though. hahaha!

  7. koocheekoo
    Nov 10, 2009 @ 20:28:44

    eve though wat??

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