Jamie’s Italian successfully celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday, 8th of June 2022 in the Dubai Mall, and Jamie Oliver himself was present during the momentous occasion. The celebrity chef started the day with a quick visit to the flagship store and a tour of the largest mall in the world. In partnership with the prestigious Apparel Group, Jamie officially started the event by cutting the ceremonial ribbon alongside Italian Consul General Giuseppe Finocchiaro, and Apparel Group Chairwoman and Founder, Sima Ganwani Ved.
During the festivities, guests enjoyed flavorsome Italian bites while having the opportunity to meet the prolific chef, who gladly posed for photos. The crowd even had the chance to see Jamie’s phenomenal skills as he donned his pristine chef’s whites, serving up delicious croquettes and risotto. Live music filled the walls of the newest lifestyle locale, and everyone was beaming with excitement throughout the festivities. On Thursday, the 9th of June, before heading back home to the UK, Jamie met up with the winners of the Pasta Lovers Community meet-and-greet competition for an intimate gathering at the Dubai Mall branch.
Following the Dubai Mall branch, the anticipated opening of the second Jamie’s Italian branch in Dubai Hills Mall is the next big step for Jamie Oliver Restaurants and local franchise partner, Apparel Group.