The love story between Enzo Oliveri and cooking began when he was six years old, mesmirised as he watched chefs at work in his native Sicily. Following his passion through life, Oliveri moved to England in 1990. He’s now better known as "The Sicilian Chef". With a sea of awards and achievements, Oliveri continues to make waves in the culinary world. The president of Italy awarded Oliveri for being an Ambassador of the country with an honorary Cavaliere Ufficiale OSI (equivalent of the English MBE). Over the years, Oliveri has cooked for world leaders and VIPs including Princess Diana, Madonna, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and many more. Today, other than owning six restaurants, Oliveri represents the federation Italian Chefs [FIC] in the United Kingdom, he is on the board on the International Hospitality Council [IHC] and is Judge of the Italian National Young Chefs and Young Chef Olympiad [YCO] in India. Currently, Oliveri is the official Executive Chef to the Italian National Cycling team and Alitalia UK. You can see Chef Oliveri at work in the Channel 4 programme "Kitchen Impossible" with Chef Michel Roux Jr and together with the Italian chef Aldo Zilli. In the series "Sicily with Aldo & Enzo", on another British Television, he is also a good friend of another celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsey. Oliveri has worked for City Bakers on the Food Network with Paul Hollywood. Enzo can also be seen on screen advocating healthy cooking, he is regularly called upon by the Italian government, the Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute to help in promoting healthy living.
Oliveri has collaborated with medical professionals to promote the health benefits of a mediterranean diet.
He is also a Slow food ambassador. Oliveri is known to consult startups/ revamps, and has a team to host events. If you wish to work with him, please contact info@thesicilianchef.co.uk