Is Olivia a workplace for you?
Olivia has opened many successful restaurants in recent years. We feel great joy in being able to offer jobs to so many people from more than 50 nationalities, in a Great Place to Work certified work environment.
At Olivia, we care more about your attitude and values than what you've done in the past, although experience from a fast-paced job or hobby is of course an advantage when applying for front of house jobs. Working in our kitchen is also fast-paced, and here we are looking for chefs with experience in Italian cuisine.
Olivia was founded out of a genuine love for Italy and Italian cuisine. Therefore, it is important that you have an interest in learning more about Italian food and wine culture. You get the knowledge by participating in our many courses and through our digital learning platform. We support those who wish to train as sommeliers and have annual master chef competitions for the chefs.
At Olivia, we are not afraid to give leadership roles to young people, and many build both resumes and careers with us. Most of the top management have worked their way up through Olivia. We are still growing and are constantly looking for new employees. Keep an eye on our vacancies here.
Our core values
Our values defines what we are looking for in new team members, our way of working, and what kind of guest experience we aim to offer. These values are recurring constantly in our day-to-day work, and in order to thrive with us we hope that you recognize yourself in them. Being a good colleague is just as important as meeting our guests with a smile. We want Olivia to be a pleasant place to be, both as an employee and as a guest.
Solution-oriented, accommodating and takes initiative. We challenge ourselves and stretch ourselves a little further in all contexts.
Low threshold, friendly and smiling. We are informal and hospitable, always approachable, and happy to act spontaneously.
Innovative, committed and seeking knowledge. We love to charm our guests, and have a genuine love for Italian food and wine culture.
Responsible and attentive, always with the guest in focus. We are trustworthy, organized and quality conscious at all times.
What's it like working at Olivia?
Gain leadership experience with Olivia
At Olivia, we are very proud to invest in internal recruitment and development of our own employees. In fact, more than 90% of Olivians in leader positions have climbed the career ladder within the company. In other words: anyone who starts as e.g. a waiter or waitress could get the opportunity to develop into the role of head waiter/waitress, shift leader, restaurant manager and operations manager. In the kitchen, you may start as a kitchen porter or as an employee in the prep kitchen, and then go all the way to becoming a chef de partie, sous chef or even head chef. We are incredibly proud to have so many colleagues with passion and ambition, who drive Olivia forward and contribute to a Great Place to Work-certified work culture.
Within Olivia there is a lot of love and interest in the Italian food and wine culture, and over the years we’ve had several colleagues wanting to train as sommeliers.
We are very proud to have so many committed and motivated people working with us and nothing makes us happier than seeing employees sharing their knowledge with our guests.
Meet our CEO, Fredrik!
We sat down with our CEO, Fredrik Remmen, for a conversation about career and his journey from kitchen assistant in Italy to the highest management position in the restaurant industry. Maybe his story can inspire others at the start of their careers?
Read the whole story here.
Startender of the year
In Olivia we love to challenge each other, and one of our competition is the Startender of the Year. Where we invite all our bartenders to compete with their signatur cocktail.
The winner in 2022 was Christina Slavova from Olivia Storgata with her Bolonga in a glas - Highball il Bolognese. We have talked with Christina to hear about how her journey in Olivia started... Read the story here.
Meet Henriette, our head of Food & Beverage
By the age of 21, she moved to Italy to study art, and found the love of her life in Rome. “My blood may be Norwegian, but my heart is Italian” says Henriette, our Head of Food & Beverage, who we sat down with for a nice chat about her career path. Starting off with studies in Italy, it led her to a management position at Olivia. We hope and believe her story will inspire others. Happy reading! Read the story here.