Chef Oliveri’s passion for cooking began at the tender age of six, after being enchanted by pastry chefs at work in his native Sicily. For the last 20 years he has made a name for himself by opening restaurants in London as well as a cookery school in Bromley, where he is a patron chef.
He is a passionate promoter of the Mediterranean diet, renowned for being the healthiest one. Its obvious beneﬁts have lad him to collaborate with medical professionals, in fact he has started being a sports nutritionist for the Italian National cycling team. Moreover he has proudly joined the Slowfood movement as a Chef ambassador.
He continues to teach occasionally at West London University and he is famous for his TV cooking programmes with Michael Roux (Kitchen Impossible on ITV in the UK), in Sicily with Aldo Zilli for ‘Aldo and Enzo in Sicily’ and BBC Good Food, Gordon Ramsay (Channel 4) and Paul Hollywood in City Baker for the Food Network.
He is proudly working for the Italian Institutions in London, the Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute. He helps them in promoting Italian food and healthy living through exhibitions, cooking shows, master classes, gala dinners and banquets. In February 2017 the “Federazione Italiana Cuochi” elected him as president of the FIC UK.
His newest restaurant in Piccadilly is called “Tasting Sicily Enzo’s Kitchen”, and specialises in typical Sicilian cuisine, with an emphasis on the recipes described by author Andrea Camilleri in his popular Inspector Montalbano novels. He remains the owner and CEO of a restaurant chain and offers consultancy services for start ups and revamps.
The Sicilian Chef will be performing at Welcome Italia with two cooking shows using the typical products from his beautiful Region!