Jamie Oliver will start a spin-off of his famous "Fifteen" restaurant in Melbourne pretty soon. But first the TV-team is looking for disadvantaged youngsters who´ll participate and run the place.
Well, I must admit that eating at "Fifteen" London was quite a dissapointing experience. The staff was a tad starrish and not really interested in my opionion on their food. I think that even in happening London and even at a place invented and named by a famous media star chef, the service should be attentive and treat every guest nicely. May be it´s just a problem of Jamie not spending too much time at the restaurants - because he really is a genuinely nice person!
During his busy promotion tour for "Tefal" I got the opportunity to interview Jamie after a show cooking at Karstadt Frankfurt's opening of his own shop. Here is the interview where we talked about his latest project "Feed me Better" , improving school dinners in England. Having spent the previous evening at Frankfurt's culinary/clubbing hotspot "Cocoon", he was still a bit knackered but a total pleasure to talk to; he is truly as vivid as you see him on TV. He even remembered to inquire about his old mate Tim Maelzer, who with his restaurant "Das weisse Haus" and all other activities is now on a similar ascending curve to cooking stardom in Germany.