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Jamie Oliver’s Notable Career Timeline Part Four, 2007-2009


2007 was full with projects. Jamie Oliver wrote two books and three different shows set for the whole year. At the time, he has to run four Fifteen restaurants as the two just opened the previous year.
The book he wrote Jamie at Home and the show with the same title, features Jamie Oliver’s authentic cooking in using fresh home-grown ingredients. The book received awards that year including the Horace Hagedorn Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Garden Industry, and Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Best Book Tied to a TV Series. Jamie Oliver also won the Kitchen Goddess Celebrity Chef 2007 topping off Gordon Ramsay through a poll.


If in 2007, Jamie Oliver was full of projects, 2008 was overflowing. He had three TV series for the whole year and wrote a book, which is tied to one of his TV series, Jamie’s Ministry of Food. This particular show, Jamie Oliver opens a wider campaign similar to his concerns in Jamie’s School Dinners. The show received an RTS Award for Best Educational Series and a Grierson Award nomination.

His book published the previous year, Jamie at Home, got an IACP Cook Book award. His show in 2006 Jamie’s School Dinners received a Global Citizen Award from the 2008 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. At the same time, Jamie’s Fowl Dinners had an RSPCA Award for significant contribution to chicken welfare awareness.

It was also the year Jamie’s Italian Restaurant opened. Moreover, he launched Jme Shop and Jamie Magazine by the end of the year. Jme Food Range Packaging was shortlisted in the Design Week Awards. Jamie received an O2 X Award too.


Celebrating his 10th year in the business as a TV Chef, Jamie Oliver was definitely on fire in 2009. He started the year with the show, Jamie Saves Our Bacon encouraging people to support and buy British pork. He launched the Recipease site and opened the first Recipease shop in Clapham Junction in February. In March, He took part in Comic Relief by making a cookbook especially for the Red Nose Day while the second issue of his magazine was also released. Jamie’s Italian Restaurant received two awards at the Retailer’s Retailer of the Year Award as well.

Jamie Oliver even got the invitation to cook dinner for some of the world leaders attending the G-20 summit in April. Adding to the excitement is Jamie’s wife Jools giving birth to Petal Blossom Rainbow just 2 days after the success of the G-20 Dinner.

His businesses went well the whole year as each continued to expand. He was able to make another show, Jamie’s American Road trip and launched his very own iPhone application. Jamie Oliver was honoured as Observer Food Monthly’s Food Personality of the Year.

Jamie Oliver got several awards for his Recipease shop in London, such as The Retail Interior Awards for
The Land Securities Best UK Retail Interior, Best Visual Merchandising Solution, Best small shop, & The NAS shop fitting excellence award highly commended; Global beverage design awards for Best food packaging, Best brand identity & Best in class; Benchmark best in brand communication awards for Retailer food packaging award; and the 2009 FAB Award & FABulous Award.

His JME Shop garnered nomination and awards as well including: NY Festivals Gold for the JME Homeware and Bronze for JME Stationery; D&AD Awards In Book & Nomination for JME Food Range; Pentawards Silver for JME Food Range Packaging; London International Awards Gold for JME Homeware Packaging; London International Awards Gold for JME Homeware Packaging; and the Benchmark Awards Winner for JME Homeware Packaging & JME Client Of The Year.

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