Our history

2002 - The charity was founded and Jamie opened Fifteen London, a restaurant that donates all its profits to a pioneering training programme for disengaged young people in need of a second chance.

2004 - Fifteen Amsterdam and their affiliated charity, the Kookdroom Foundation, was established.

2005 - Jamie's School Dinners TV programme was aired alongside his Feed Me Better campaign, which led to major investment by the government, as well as policy changes to improve school food.

2006 - Fifteen Cornwall and their affiliated charity, the Cornwall Foundation of Promise, was established.

2008 - Jamie's Ministry of Food project was launched, with dedicated community centres in Rotherham and Bradford offering practical cooking classes on how to cook simple, tasty food on a budget.

2009 - A pilot scheme, called Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Garden Project, was launched in Orford Primary School, aiming to teach primary school kids the joys of growing and cooking their own food.

2010 - Jamie's Ministry of Food opened another two projects: a centre in Leeds and another in Newcastle, which operates as a mobile outreach project.

Jamie's campaigning work in food education expanded with the launch of Food Revolution in the US. The aim is to raise awareness of the country's obesity epidemic.

Jamie's Home Cooking Skills BTEC course is now offered in over 600 schools in the UK.

2011 - Jamie's Ministry of Food opened its fifth location in Stratford, London, and expands to Australia with the first international centre in Ipswich, Queensland.

2012 - Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Garden Project launched a second pilot project at Rotherfield Primary School in Islington, London. The first Food Revolution Day was held on 19 May, involving events all around the world meant to highlight the world's food issues and inspire people to take responsibility and learn how easy it is to make better food choices for themselves and their loved ones.

In July, Jamie's Ministry of Food opened its sixth centre in Alnwick which was officially launched by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales.

In November, Jamie's Fifteen restaurant and Apprentice programme celebrated its 10th birthday.

Jamie's Fruit and Vegetable Programme rolled out to primary 25 schools introducing 1,000 children to fresh seasonal fruit and veg each month.

2013 - In September, the Kitchen Garden Project is extending its resources to a further 10 schools.

The second Food Revolution Day was bigger and better than ever, with over 1,250 events in 600 cities and 74 countries.

In September, 100 more primary schools are set to join Jamie's Fruit and Veg Programme.