Jamie Oliver Offered To Cater For The Royal Wedding But Got 'Snubbed'
The British chef told a TV show Harry and Meghan ignored his offer to cook for their wedding ... for free.
Oliver made the claims during an interview on the UK cooking show Sunday Brunch.
He told host Simon Rimmer that he personally wrote to the couple and offered to cater for their 2018 nuptials for absolutely nothing.
Oliver said: "I did actually write and say if they want the food sorted I would bring the best of British and American chefs together to do the catering. I didn't get a reply. That is a true story."
"I would have done it for free, you know, I like a bit of a moment. [The palace is] very slick at the protocol and getting those gigs done, so probably we're a bit renegade."
Instead, the once in a lifetime opportunity went to Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth, who was recently named the best female chef in the world by the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards.
According to Delish the menu on the day seemed pretty swanky, indeed.
The canapes served included:
- Scottish Langoustines wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Citrus Crème Fraiche
- Grilled English Asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian Ham
- Garden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs and Lemon Verbena
- Heritage Tomato and Basil Tartare with Balsamic Pearls
- Poached Free Range Chicken bound in a Lightly Spiced Yoghurt with Roasted Apricot
- Croquette of Confit Windsor Lamb, Roasted Vegetables and Shallot Jam
- Warm Asparagus Spears with Mozzarella and Sun-Blush Tomatoes
There were also these trendy food bowls being passed around:
- Fricassee of Free Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young Leeks
- Pea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil and Parmesan Crisps
- Ten Hour Slow Roasted Windsor Pork Belly with Apple Compote and Crackling
And then there was the wedding cake:
Don't worry, Jamie, guess our invite also got lost in the mail.
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