Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef who is beating the drums for a school lunch revolution, received a warm reception this weekend from hundreds of the people who make and serve food to children every day. It’s the Los Angeles Unified School District that isn’t so welcoming.
“I’m going to be honest. I’m actually petrified,” Oliver said as he started his keynote address Saturday at the annual meeting of the California School Nutrition Assn. at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Perhaps he feared the “lunch ladies” might not be happy to hear from the man who clashed with their colleagues in Huntington, W.Va., last year on “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.” But he was applauded several times.