Abu Dhabi Flavors Festival to host multiple competitions

by Staff writer | 26 Mar 2017

Abu Dhabi’s flavors festival, set to take place at Umm al Emarat Park from March 30 to April 8, will feature multiple food-related competitions. The festival will showcase over 100 food tents and street trucks from homegrown F&B brands. Line Rise Exhibitions general manager, Majid El Hamamy said: “The festival aims to provide a unique […]

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai Launches DXB Grill

by Staff writer | 26 Mar 2017

DXB Grill has opened its doors at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai. The venue offers personalised steak knives for regular guests, a sushi bar, and a weekly grape tasting club featuring unlimited canapés. DXB Grill general manager, Simon Moore said: “What we are offering is a culinary theatre – the very best steak and seafood served […]

Flow eatery opens at Jumeirah Emirates Towers

by Staff writer | 19 Mar 2017

Jumeirah Restaurant Group (JRG) has launched Flow, a new healthy eating and creative hub located in Jumeirah Emirates Towers. A press statement said that Flow has been conceived as a “visionary health hub where guests connect, create and converse to enter the Flow ‘state of mind’ – a mental state where the UAE’s youth and […]

UAE French cream imports to increase by 10% in 2017

by Staff writer | 19 Mar 2017

French cream exports to the UAE are expected to increase by 10% this year, according to the latest research by the French Dairy Board. The UAE is a key developing market for the industry and imported 2,000 tonnes of French cream in 2016, while Saudi Arabia imports 5,000 tonnes annually. It comes amid an increasing proliferation […]

British pub, Jekyll & Hyde to open in Dubai

by Staff writer | 16 Mar 2017

British gastropub, Jekyll & Hyde Public House, is due to open at the end of March in Dubai. Located on the mezzanine level of Al Fattan Currency House in DIFC, the homegrown concept is from 4-front, the management company behind The Scene restaurant by Simon Rimmer and La Cala beach bar. It will offer beverages, home cooked British dishes, […]

French F&B exports to UAE more than double in six years

by Staff writer | 15 Mar 2017

Miryem Oukas Messidi, head of communications of Business France UAE, speaks to Catering News about the importance of the Middle East as an export market for French produce. What products is France showcasing at Gulfood? Well first, we have been a long time partner of the Gulfood exhibition since 1997 when France participated for the first time. This […]

TSSC showcases F&B division at Gulfood 2017

by Staff writer | 15 Mar 2017

TSSC business development manager, Rashid Bahar, speaks to Catering News about the company’s products in the F&B division, which were showcased at Gulfood 2017. What products are you showcasing at Gulfood? We are not displaying what we usually do which is kitchen equipment, we are actually displaying our food and beverage division which is usually innovative, […]

Fabbri Gelato introduces halal and vegan products

by Staff writer | 14 Mar 2017

Fabbri Gelato, the 112-year-old Italian gelato and pastry arm of Fabbri 1905, exhibited halal and vegan products at Gulfood 2017.  Speaking to Catering News at the exhibition, Fabbri CEO, Nicola Fabbri, said: “All our ingredients are modern and natural, they not only taste good but they are also good for your body and your way of […]

Japanese Wagyu exports to UAE increased 70% in 2016

by Staff writer | 14 Mar 2017

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) exhibited at Gulfood 2017 with the objective of increasing awareness of Japanese products, in particular Japanese Wagyu beef. This year marks the organization’s fourth year participating at Gulfood. In 2017, 44 companies took part on the stand, compared to 27 last year. Japan’s exports to the UAE in 2016 […]

Anchor Food Professionals showcases brand relaunch at Gulfood

by Staff writer | 14 Mar 2017

Fonterra general manager, Alastair Bruce, spoke with Catering News about the relaunch of the Anchor Food Professionals brand and the products the company was showcasing at Gulfood 2017. What products are you showcasing at Gulfood? This is the first time we have come to Gulfood and this year both Anchor Food Professionals and our sister company are […]

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