Celebrity Chef, Mark Olive "Black Olive" will cook up a storm at the upcoming North West Health Expo at the end of August.
Professor Sabina Knight, Director of major partner in the North West Health Expo, the Centre for Rural and Remote Health, said it was exciting to have Mark Olive back in the North West for the health expo.
"Mark was a celebrity guest at the first health expo we held in 2014, and it's wonderful to welcome him back.
"He is Australia's most celebrated and renowned Indigenous chef and he has a real ability to connect with our community here in the North West.
"In addition, he promotes healthy cooking, healthy living and fuses native Indigenous Australian 'bush tucker' with contemporary cooking style to present something quite unique," Professor Knight said.
As an extra this year, Black Olive will be sharing his knowledge of Indigenous herbs and spices from his Indigenous Spice Box.
A proud Bunjalung man, Mark's family originated in the Northern Rivers region in NSW, and he was born in Wollongong.
He became interested in cooking as a child, after watching his mother and aunties prepare meals.
He trained under a European chef and has worked in a variety of kitchen environments from theatres, universities and à la carte restaurants around the world, as well as cooking in the bush, and in the earth.
He has also hosted cooking,lifestyle and travel shows on television such as The Chefs Line, On Country Kitchen and his Outback Café series screening all around the world.
Black Olive will be on site for appearances both days of the Health Expo, along with a host of exhibitors, demonstrations and interactive activities.
Entry is free to the North West Health Expo 2019, from 12 noon to 6pm on Friday 30 August and 10am to 1pm Saturday 31 August.
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