Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, whose battle against obesity was the basis of ABC's "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," is taking his campaign here.
"Jamie's Kitchen," which he opened in Huntington, W. Va., as part of that first series, opens an outpost today in Westwood. The eatery and teaching kitchen will become home base for the latest edition of "Food Revolution," shot here.
Jamie’s Kitchen will provide a place for the community to come and learn to cook fresh food quickly and inexpensively. Jamie’s Kitchen will provide educational resources and information to help families and individuals combat the obesity epidemic by recapturing their kitchens.
Last year, Jamie hosted the Emmy-winning ABC docu-reality series, "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," where he set up shop in Huntington, West Virginia, one of the unhealthiest areas in America. His goal was to help the people switch from fast and processed foods to fresh, both in the schools and at home. In additional to working directly in the schools, he opened the Huntington Kitchen to teach the community to cook. The Huntington Kitchen remains open today and has been the centerpiece of a revitalized downtown center.
His “Feed Me Better” campaign in the United Kingdom led the British government to add $1 billion into the school food budget and more recently, his “Food Revolution” campaign in the United States helped pass the “Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act” of 2010.
Jamie ‘s Kitchen
1038 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90024