Dubai Marriott Harbour makes four F&B appointments

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Aug 2017

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has appointed four new members of its food, beverage and entertainment team to enhance the operations of its outlets, including the Observatory, The Croft and Counter Culture Café. Sebastian Nohse, director of culinary at sister property JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will take the lead of the strategic direction of […]

TT Capital Partners to launch eight F&B outlets in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Aug 2017

TT Capital Partners has announced plans to introduce eight new restaurants and lounges in Dubai. Two of the venues, Juice Lab and Pasha Doner, are set to open in the third quarter of this year at Kite Beach, Dubai. Juice Lab’s interiors feature bright colours and the menu offers freshly-squeezed juice, Thai lettuce wraps, pesto […]

Italian chef to head up F&B outlets at Al Ain Rotana

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Aug 2017

Chef Wladimiro Gadioli from Italy has joined Al Ain Rotana as the resort’s executive chef. His experience includes working for his family business in Italy; a stint at a Michelin-starred restaurant with Chef Gualtiero Marchesi; and most recently he was corporate executive chef of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC). Gadioli has been […]

Yum by Mum launches in Dubai offering meal plans for kids

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Aug 2017

Yum by Mum, a new catering concept offering meal plans for babies and children, has launched in Dubai. Made from fresh ingredients, and prepared and packed fresh daily before being delivered to the customer’s door, the meals are not frozen and contain no added salt, sugar or preservatives. Baby meals include tomato, carrot and basil […]

Middle East demand for seafood to reach $7.3bn by 2021

by Crystal Chesters | 15 Aug 2017

As demand for seafood grows in the Middle East, the sixth edition of Seafex returns to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 18 – 20 September, providing a platform for regional suppliers to source seafood from around the world. According to Euromonitor International, the fish and seafood market is expected to reach a value of […]

Sesame restaurant opens in Dubai with ‘world food’ menu

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Aug 2017

Sesame Restaurant, which has a focus on health-conscious, clean and wholesome food, has opened its doors in Dubai. The homegrown concept has been created by founding partners Neha Jamani and Irina Sharma who worked with food development consultant, chef Gohei Kishi, to devise the menu. Jamani, who studied to become a holistic chef at the […]

Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel to welcome Flamingo Room by tashas

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Aug 2017

Natasha Sideris, founder, managing executive and creative director of the Tashas café brand will open a new licensed concept, Flamingo Room by tashas, at Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel in Dubai. Set to launch in September, the 200-seat café-style venue will be the largest Tashas concept to date and is situated next to the hotel’s marine […]

Barilla launches Mulino Bianco range in Middle East

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Aug 2017

Italian pasta brand, Barilla, has announced the launch of its bakery products, Mulino Bianco in the Middle East. The range includes savoury snacks such as tomato and oregano sfilati and olive sfilati (breadsticks), oven-baked crackers and sfoglie (puff pastries) with olives or tomato and oregano. Sweet bakery items include pastries and Italian cookie varieties such […]

Nominations open for Leaders in F&B Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Aug 2017

Following the phenomenal success of the inaugural event last year, the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards is back for a second edition on Monday 30 October 2017 at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi. The Leaders in F&B Awards, hosted by Catering News Middle East, a BNC Publishing title, celebrates excellence and innovation in the region’s […]

The Business: Minor Food Group

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Aug 2017

James Bradbury, head of culinary at Minor Food Group speaks to Catering News about the company’s ambitious expansion plans for The Coffee Club in the GCC. Australian cafe brand The Coffee Club has expanded rapidly in the UAE since it was first launched in 2015 at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall by Liwa Minor Food and […]

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