Mr Rob Oliver, of Auckland, ONZM, for services to the food industry and Pacific communities
Mr Rob Oliver, of Auckland, ONZM, for services to the food industry and Pacific communities.
Rob Oliver is a New Zealand chef, raised in Fiji. He developed programmes to feed the homeless and African migrants with AIDS in New York City and created farm-to-table resorts in the Caribbean. He has written two award-winning cookbooks. He is Chef Ambassador of Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand and was a judge of ‘My Kitchen Rules New Zealand’. He was co-host of reality cooking show ‘Marae Kai Masters’ and was a TEDx speaker. Mr Oliver is founder and Executive Director of ‘Pacific Island Food Revolution’, a television-led multi-media movement across the South Pacific, aiming to return the region to traditional cuisine to curb the Pacific’s non-communicable disease crisis.