Food Revolution Day is just around the corner (May 16, to be precise) so Jamie this week embarked on a whistle-stop tour of the South West to meet some of those helping to make the event even more special.
In Bath, Jamie nipped into his Jamie’s Italian restaurant to meet up with 20 local schoolchildren who have all committed themselves to joining the campaign for better food awareness.
Then it was on to Bristol and another Jamie’s Italian. This time Jamie helped out with a super-fun session with kids from St Paul’s School, giving tips and tricks to the kids about making and shaping their own pasta.
The BBC Food and Farming Awards followed and Jamie was there to present two awards. The first was for Cook of the Year and this went to the inspirational figure of Tony Mulgrew, who helps special needs children at the Todmorden High School by getting them to cook their own food under his guidance.
He told us: “It really works for them, helps build confidence and they just love it. I have always said the real force behind all of these cooking initiatives for children is Jamie; I’ve always wanted to meet him and tonight I have. I couldn’t be prouder.”
Jamie also presented the Food Personality of the Year award, which went to legendary Indian chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE for the work he has been contributing to the community – most notably the Clink prison kitchen training scheme.
Food Revolution Day is a global day of action dedicated to developing a deeper understanding of good food, which can help people live healthier, longer and happier lives. Find out more about how you can help.
If you fancy seeing how Jamie copes with his own children in the kitchen in the lead-up to Food Revolution Day then watch this rather chaotic video, specially filmed for the occasion!