Celebrity chef and TV culinary icon Jamie Oliver is gearing up to return to Sydney for an evening at the Opera House on 11 November.

Oliver will sit down for an in-depth conversation with MasterChef Australia‘s Melissa Leong and cover his 24-year career including all the ups and downs in between.

“Every time I visit Australia it feels like a big old hug – it’s a real home away from home for me and I’m so excited to be back this year for this event,” he says.

“I can’t wait to sit down with you all for good chats about good food and good times, have a laugh, and take some questions from the audience. And, it is such a privilege to be at the Sydney Opera House, what a setting. I hope to see you there.”

Oliver’s restaurant portfolio currently spans 70 locations across 22 countries, with the chef having a near-constant presence on the small screen.

He has sold a whopping 50 million books worldwide and has developed everything from curry pastes to cooking equipment.

“Over his career, Oliver has had a huge impact on how Australians view food. This event will be a joyful reflection of his ongoing appeal,” says Chip Rolley, Sydney Opera House head of talks & ideas.

Tickets are now on sale for the one-off event, which will commence at 1:30pm on Saturday 11 November.