Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 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 HE 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.
About JAMIE’S ITALIAN
A taste of Italy, using the finest ingredients – just add your friends and family for the perfect meal. Eating at Jamie’s Italian is a joyful experience. Everyone is welcome whatever the time of day. When it comes to food, it’s all about products, which are always sustainable, in season and of impeccable origin. In Italian culture, sharing the joy of food around the table is celebrated, and that’s exactly our philosophy too. We serve our antipasti on unique boards, which have been an iconic part of Jamie’s Italian menu since day one. They are bred on tomato boxes, so everyone can more easily feast on the delicious food. We make great fresh pasta every day with free-range eggs, oven-baked pizzas with great flavors and fresh ingredients. Italians love their vegetables, which is why our menus always feature excellent vegetarian dishes that celebrate the best seasonal produce. Come and spend memorable moments with your friends and family around the Italian table – we have something for everyone and every occasion.
About JAMIE OLIVER
Jamie Oliver is a bestselling author, chef and activist. In his 20-year career in television and publishing, he has sold over 47 million books worldwide and his television shows have aired in over 180 territories, inspiring millions to cook fresh and delicious dishes from scratch. Through his business, The Jamie Oliver Group, Jamie has set an ambitious target to halve the level of childhood obesity in the UK by 2030, and his belief that business can be a force for good in driving positive change resulted in the Jamie Oliver Group achieving the prestigious B-Status Corp in July 2020.
Its restaurant portfolio spans more than 20 countries around the world, and its growing range of food and kitchen products includes everything from cookware and utensils to various food products, including herbs and spices, pasta, sauces And much more.
About Apparel Group LLC
Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate residing at the crossroads of the modern economy – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to thousands of eager shoppers through its over 1,900 retail stores and over 75 brands across all platforms while employing over 16,500 multicultural employees.
Apparel Group has built a strong presence in the GCC and expanded thriving market gateways in India, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Additionally, clear strategies are in place to enter emerging markets such as Hungary, Pakistan, Egypt and the Philippines.
Apparel Group has created an omnichannel experience, leveraging brands from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. Brands include big names in fashion, footwear and lifestyle such as Tommy Hilfiger, Charles & Keith, Skechers, Aldo, Nine West, Aeropostale, Jamie’s Italian, Tim Hortons, Cold Stone Creamery, Inglot and Rituals.
Apparel Group owes its incredible growth to the vision and guidance of its dynamic Founder and President, Mrs. Sima Ganwani Ved, who has propelled the company ever stronger since its inception over the past two decades.
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Jamie’s Italian, Lower Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall
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