Robert Oliver

Robert Oliver, a chef, restaurateur, author, and TV host from New Zealand, currently serves as the Chef Ambassador for Le Cordon Bleu, a culinary arts and hospitality school in New Zealand. He has authored two popular culinary books: Mea Kai: The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific (which earned the title of Best Cookbook in the World at the Gourmand Awards in Paris) and Mea’ai Samoa. As the Executive Director and Founder of Pacific Island Food Revolution, Robert spearheads a television media-led movement across the South Pacific, urging people to embrace traditional cuisine to combat the region’s non-communicable diseases crisis. The program is broadcast internationally across the Pacific, including in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, the UK, and the US through Parade Media. In recognition of his social contributions to the Pacific community, he was honoured with a KEA World Class New Zealander Award in 2017 and received the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2022.

Supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation

Robert Oliver adalah seorang chef, pemilik restoran, penulis buku dan presenter TV asal New Zealand yang kini menjabat sebagai Chef Ambassador untuk Le Cordon Bleu, sebuah sekolah seni kuliner dan hospitality di New Zealand. Ia telah menerbitkan dua buku kuliner populer, yaitu Mea Kai: The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific (yang diganjar penghargaan Best Cookbook in the World oleh Gourmand Awards di Paris) dan Mea’ai Samoa. Sebagai Pendiri dan Direktur Eksekutif Pacific Island Food Revolution, Robert merupakan ujung tombak dari sebuah gerakan berbasis program televisi yang disiarkan di seantero wilayah Pasifik Selatan yang mendorong orang-orang untuk kembali pada makanan tradisional untuk mengatasi krisis penyakit tidak menular yang terjadi di wilayah tersebut. Program ini disiarkan secara internasional di seluruh penjuru Pasific, termasuk New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Inggris dan Amerika Serikat melalui Parade Media. Untuk menghargai sumbangsih sosialnya terhadap komunitas Pasifik, ia mendapatkan KEA World Class New Zealander Award pada 2017 juga New Zealand Order of Merit pada 2022.

Didukung oleh Asia New Zealand Foundation

Appearing In

Masterclass | Sangeeta Maharaj & Robert Oliver

Sangeeta Maharaj and Robert Oliver take you into the Pacific Islands’ kitchen and share their top-selling recipe for Kokoda: Fijian ceviche. Learn how to transform the freshest fish into a …

Special Event | Flavors of the Pacific: A Culinary Journey with Robert Oliver

Robert Oliver, the creator of Pacific Island Food Revolution and a Fijian-Samoan chef, as well as an award-winning author, presents a vibrant feast of unique Polynesian flavors. Inspired by his …

Film Screening | Pacific Island Food Revolution

Pacific Island Food Revolution is an innovative program that promotes local, healthy food in the Pacific to combat the non-communicable disease crisis through communication and partnership. This television media-led movement …