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Jamie Oliver Visits Hong Kong!

Jamie Oliver Visits Hong Kong!
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World-renowned chef announces second Jamie’s Italian to launch at Harbour City, early summer 2015

Jamie Oliver Visits Hong Kong!

Jamie Oliver Visits Hong Kong!

(Hong Kong, 24 March 2015) Today Jamie Oliver arrived in Hong Kong delivering a special announcement for Jamie’s Italian fans and Italian cuisine lovers.

Visiting the city to spend time at his flagship restaurant in Causeway Bay, Jamie Oliver has announced that Jamie’s Italian will be expanding with the opening of a second site at Harbour City this summer.

With the aim of bringing his delicious Italian dishes to more people in Hong Kong, the exciting news comes directly from the popular chef himself, who is currently spending quality time with his staff, as well as recruiting new staff for the second restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Opening in May this year, the Harbour City restaurant will include the brands signature fun, relaxed atmosphere with a warm neighbourhood feel as well as design elements to reflect the surrounding area and many other surprises. Favourites such as Jamie’s Italian anti-pasti planks and fresh pastas of Fresh Crab Spagettini, Squid Ink Spaghetti and Truffle Tagliatelle will remain as menu staples as well as infamous desserts including the Epic Brownie and Tiramisù. Delicious new additions will also be added to the menu including a mouth-watering Lobster dish and much anticipated Jamie’s Italian signature pizzas to thrill foodies and pizza lovers around town.

“Visiting Hong Kong was an amazing experience, and it was fantastic to be able to spend time doing what I love most – being in the restaurant amongst the team and really getting to know them.” said Jamie Oliver.

“I am incredibly excited to announce that we’ll be opening a second Jamie’s Italian in Harbour City in the not-too-distant future, which will mean that we can bring the friendly, fun, neighbourhood dining experience to more people in Hong Kong. Watch this space.” he continued.


Jamie Oliver is looking to grow the Jamie’s Italian family by recruiting nearly a hundred positions at the new restaurant in Harbour City. With a range of roles available including Host/Hostess, Seater, Waiter/Waitress, Busser, Bartender, Service Chef, Chef de Partie, Commis Chef and Administrator, candidates will be selected due to their energetic, fun and positive outlook as well as possessing drive and a willingness to learn. Applicants will have until 5th April 2015 to apply for this exciting opportunity through the official Jamie’s Italian website  or


William Lyon, Chief Executive of Big Cat Group commented “We are absolutely thrilled to have Jamie Oliver here with us in Hong Kong and to announce that we are opening the second restaurant in a few months’ time. With this expansion we are looking for many more outstanding, fun and team-focused individuals to join us on this exciting journey with both Jamie’s Italian and Jamie Oliver.”


Focusing on fresh, sustainable, higher welfare and traceable ingredients and bold, simple flavours, Jamie’s Italian inspires a relaxed way of enjoying and sharing dishes with family, friends and loved-ones. Together with his old friend and trusted mentor, Gennaro, Jamie’s Italian adopts a truly Italian attitude towards food – passionate, humble and sociable. In line with the first Jamie’s Italian in Causeway Bay, the Harbour City site will be available to all walk in guests whilst offering an increased number of seats allocated each day for reservations through online booking at or by phone.

The Jamie’s Italian second site will open in May at Harbour City – Shop 412, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

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