Belfast Telegraph

Oliver to open Dublin restaurant

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver will create 75 jobs in Dublin this year when he opens his first Irish restaurant.

Recruitment for the Italian restaurant, which will open in the Pembroke area of Dundrum this autumn, will start immediately.

Work has already begun to scout home-grown suppliers for Jamie's Italian, with Oliver's team visiting local farms and factories.

"Jamie's Italian opening in Dublin is a dream come true for me because it's a city I've loved for many years," said Oliver.

"We're currently on the hunt for around 75 fantastic local people to join our team as chefs and front of house staff."

The showbiz cook, who is best known for his mission to improve school dinners in the UK and US, said he cannot wait to open the restaurant.

"We'll be sourcing loads of wonderful local produce to give the place a really special feel," he added.

The recruitment team is looking to employ senior chefs and managers right away, and work is under way on the 4,500 sq ft unit in south Dublin.

Oliver will work closely with Irish restaurateur Gerry Fitzpatrick and chef Marcos Georgiou to source free-range meats, sustainable fish, fruit, vegetables, breads and drinks.

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