Jamie Oliver scoops Government award

11 November 2003 by
Jamie Oliver scoops Government award

Jamie Oliver has received the Government's honorary Millennium Volunteer of the Year award for his work at his London restaurant, Fifteen.

Oliver, who ploughed his own money into setting up the restaurant, took on 15 people to train as chefs.

The project gained much publicity from the Channel 4 series, Jamie's Kitchen.

Oliver said he said he was "thrilled" to receive the award. "It's brilliant to be recognised by Millennium Volunteers as it is such an important initiative," he said.

Ivan Lewis, minister for skills and vocational education said that Oliver had demonstrated to a massive audience how volunteering can make a difference to the lives of young people.

"I hope more will now follow Jamie's lead," he said.

Millennium Volunteers, a Department for Education and Skills initiative, was launched four years ago. Previous recipients of the accolade are Prince William and Davina McCall.

by Christina Golding

Buy this week's Caterer for more industry news and analysis.

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking