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.