Mark Olive

Outback Trail 2024


Mark Olive, aka ‘The Black Olive’, has been a chef for over 25 years and has become a well-known Australian celebrity with his charismatic style and creative approach to food, starring in his own television series The Outback Cafe and a host of cooking, lifestyle and travel shows nationally and globally. 

Mark’s passion for fusing native food and culture with contemporary lifestyle cooking has led to a huge international profile specialising in gourmet Australian Indigenous cuisine. He’s been a celebrity judge alongside Dan Hong and Melissa Leong on the successful series on SBS ‘The Chefs’ Line’, he co-hosted two series as a celebrity chef on the series ‘On Country Kitchen’ with Derek Nannup and frequently joins Adam Liaw on ‘The Cook Up’ on SBS.