Episode Two: Mark Olive
Mark Olive (aka ‘The Black Olive’) is one of Australia's First Indigenous Five-star chefs and he has a global following with his The Outback Cafe series, pioneering the use of native foods in fine Cuisine.
The restaurant Dabpeto -meaning water plenty -is the original name for Daptop. Many know of this town for greyhound racing but with the opening of Dabpeto, one of the few Aboriginal run restaurants, providing local employment, Mark had big dreams. Covid hit, and life has been very different for Mark but the passion for fusing native food and culture with contemporary lifestyle cooking is growing. He wants every Australian to experience what we have that is so unique, and don’t get him started on superfoods.