Chef offers healthy serve of inspiration
GUESTS enjoyed a traditional breakfast cooked by indigenous chef Mark Olive, aka The Black Olive, at Crown Perth’s Aboriginal Employment Community Day on Friday.
He was helped by Crown’s four Aboriginal apprentice chefs while they and guests enjoyed the inspirational company of Jack Manning Bancroft, chief executive and founder of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).
Mr Bancroft was named in Sydney’s Top 100 Most Influential People and in 2005, as a 19year-old university student, founded the AIME program.
AIME incorporated in 2008 and Mr Bancroft became chief executive at 22. There are more than 40 schools, five universities, 500 indigenous high school students and more than 500 university volunteers across NSW participating in AIME.
Mr Olive is a renowned indigenous chef, cooking for more than 30 years establishing an international following for his passion for fusing native Australian ingredients with contemporary cooking techniques to create a dynamic and unique gastronomic philosophy.
Celebrity chef Mark Olive, apprentice chefs Jonathon Kelly and Trent Franklyn-Smith and Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience chief executive Jack Manning Bancroft.