Jamie’s Italian successfully celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the Dubai Mall, and Jamie Oliver himself was on hand for the momentous occasion. The celebrity chef started the day with a quick tour of the flagship store and a tour of the largest mall in the world. In partnership with the prestigious Apparel Group, Jamie officially kicked off the event by cutting the ceremonial ribbon alongside Italian Consul General H. E Giuseppe Finocchiaro and Apparel Group President and Founder Sima Ganwani Ved.
During the festivities, guests sampled tasty Italian bites while having the opportunity to meet the prolific chef, who gladly posed for photos. The crowd even got 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 brand new lifestyle venue, and everyone beamed with excitement throughout the festivities. On Thursday June 9, before flying back to the UK, Jamie met the winners of the Pasta Lovers Community dating contest for an intimate get-together at the Dubai Mall branch.
After the Dubai Mall branch, the planned opening of Jamie’s second Italian branch in Dubai Hills Mall is the next big step for Jamie Oliver Restaurants and its local franchise partner, Apparel Group.