Fans of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver have reason to celebrate because The Naked Chef is bringing his good food revolution to Canada in 2015!
The health-oriented TV personality shared the news with a tweet: “Guys so excited to announce that our first Jamie’s Italian in #Canada will be opening Spring 2015 in Yorkdale Mall Toronto!”
Guys so excited to announce that our first Jamie's Italian in #Canada will be opening Spring 2015 in Yorkdale Mall Toronto!
— Jamie Oliver (@jamieoliver) June 25, 2014
And Britain-based Jamie won’t be doing this alone – he's joined forces with King Street Food Co., who own popular high-end restaurants Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse and Buca, among others.
In 2011, Jamie took to Instagram to praise Buca executive chef Rob Gentile, writing, “my favourite meal of the year @chefbuca. This Canadian is a humble genius. Such integrity. House curing pickling amazing!” It comes as no surprise, then, that Rob will be at the helm of the 200-seat Yorkdale location come spring.
With 35 locations of Jamie's Italian already operating in the UK and eight internationally, reports claim nine more Canadian locations are expected to follow.
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