In Jamie’s Kitchen Fifteen, chef Jamie Oliver attempts to train a group of fifteen disadvantaged youth, who will — if they complete the course — be offered jobs at Oliver's new restaurant Fifteen in Amsterdam.
In 10 weeks the students will be educated by various well known and respected Dutch chefs to become real kitchen professionals. They visit organic farms – to see ‘where meat comes from’ and they even travel to Umbria in Italy to learn all about truffels, olive oils, wine and much more.
I directed and filmed the adventures, hardships and successes of the 15 chefs-to-be. For 7 months she was a part of the students world and captured their life-changing journey on camera. The filming, editing and broadcasting of the series happened almost simultaneously: the opening of Jamie Oliver’s Restaurant in Amsterdam and the graduation of the students formed the spectacular ending in the last episode.
Docu Soap - 9 episodes, 45 minutes - Blue Circle for Net 5 (part of commercial broadcaster SBS)