Mark Olive

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Olive cooking with bush tucker in 2008.

Mark Olive (born 1962), also known as the Black Olive,[1] is an Indigenous Australian chef.

Olive was born in Wollongong in 1962 and is a Bundjalung man.[2] Olive had a cooking segment on the ABC's Message Stick TV series[3] and later got his own TV cooking series, The Outback Cafe. He has released a cookbook, The Outback Cafe, based on the series.[4][1] In 2006 he won a Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment.[5] Mark Olive hosts Australian reality competitive cooking show The Chefs' Line with chef Dan Hong and food writer Melissa Leong.


  1. ^ a b The Age Bush foods could soon be on the mainstream menu Carolyn Webb, January 27, 2007
  2. ^ Message Stick TV Mark Olive
  3. ^ Message Stick Mark Olive & Ten Canoes
  4. ^ The Age Native ambitions Paul Best, March 24, 2009
  5. ^ Deadly Vibe, Issue 116 October 2006 Mark Olive. The Entertainer Archived 2008-07-28 at the Wayback Machine

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