Robert Oliver is a New Zealand chef, author and television presenter. Ambassador for Le Cordon Bleu, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He is the presenter of REAL PASIFIK (Zoomslide Productions and Television New Zealand) and was one of the authors chosen to represent New Zealand at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair. In 2011 and 2012, Robert was Consulting Chef for NZ Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) in China (based in Shanghai). He is on the Tasting Panel of My Kitchen Rules NZ and is a feature contributor to the Huffington Post (New York) and to Global Gourmet Beijing.
Winner: Me’a Kai: The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific (Random House) BEST COOKBOOK IN THE WORLD 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Paris co-authored with Dr. Tracy Berno featuring Fijian photographer Shiri Ram.
Winner: Mea’ai Samoa: Recipe and Stories from the Heart of Polynesia (Random House) BEST TV CHEF COOKBOOK IN THE WORLD 2013, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Beijing co-authored with Dr. Tracy Berno featuring Fijian photographer Shiri Ram.
Finalist: New York Film & Television Award 2014 in Travel & Tourism (Zoomslide Media & TVNZ) for the television series REAL PASIFIK based on Robert’s work and the food culture of the South Pacific played in New Zealand (TVOne) in September – October 2013, and is now playing on SBS Australia, Maori TV and internationally in 40 + countries