Jamie Oliver celebrates “Fifteen’s” tenth anniversary.
‘Fifteen’ is designed to give the young unemployed a chance and is made up of three restaurants, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen established in 2002, Fifteen Amsterdam in December 2004 and Fifteen Cornwall in May 2006.
Eighty percent of graduates are still working in the industry.
Thousands of people turned out to celebrate Fifteen’s tenth anniversary at a street party on Saturday.
Jamie, hanging out of the first floor window, told the crowds how proud he was of Fifteen and how much amazing work the apprentices had achieved in the first decade, and how they had personally benefited.
Filling up the road in front of the original London restaurant, visitors enjoyed a top notch choice of food provided by the Eat St Collective.
Gourmet hot dogs, hand-dived scallops, zingy Mexican tacos, pulled pork, plump mussels and oysters, beautiful Vietnamese and heavenly meatballs were all available freshly prepared, finished off with a rich cupcake and a rum slushy.
Jamie said afterwards: “It was amazing to see so many people turn up to celebrate the success of Fifteen.”
“Hundreds of vulnerable young people have been helped to achieve their potential and enter an amazing profession.”
“Thanks to everyone for helping us get here in the first 10 years.”