Gordon Ramsay partners with Maldivian resort on pop-up

by Crystal Chesters | 21 May 2017

Gordon Ramsay has partnered with Maldivian resort Amilla Fushi on a series of pop-ups as part of the property’s visiting chefs’ programme.   The initiative is aimed at introducing internationally renowned culinary talents and world-famous brands to enhance guest experience. Claudia Klingbeil, director of communications, Amilla Fushi & Finolhu, The Small Maldives Island Co. told […]

Cover story: the Galvin brothers

by Crystal Chesters | 21 May 2017

After eight years of planning, the Galvin brothers are ready to electrify Dubai’s restaurant scene with two openings in 2017. Even as they embark on their 11th opening for Galvin Restaurants, Chris and Jeff Galvin maintain they are “just two boys from Essex cooking French food”. While they have trained and worked at some of […]

The Business: Redefining Accor’s F&B strategy

by Crystal Chesters | 21 May 2017

Over the past few years, AccorHotels has moved in new strategic directions through high-profile deals and acquisitions, however this hasn’t been limited to rooms. Amir Nahai, chief executive officer food & beverage, tells Crystal Chesters how he has overhauled the company’s strategy to create excellence, authenticity and simplicity across its 9,000-strong F&B portfolio. Amir Nahai […]

Portuguese brand Veri Peri heats up the UAE

by Crystal Chesters | 21 May 2017

Portuguese quick-service restaurant Veri Peri has opened its doors in the UAE at Copthorne Hotel in Deira, Dubai. Originally launched in the United Kingdom in 2013, the brand debuted in the Middle East with a venue in Saudi Arabia before expanding to the UAE. Fahad Abdullah, head of marketing at Veri Peri said: “It has […]

The Pizza Station launches in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 21 May 2017

CHI Hospitality, which operates brands such as St. Tropez Bistro and Soho, has launched The Pizza Station in Dubai with locations in Barsha Heights and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The Pizza Station will serve thick-dough pizzas, featuring flavours from inspired by various international cuisines such as Italian, American, Mexican, Arabic, and Indian. The Italian […]

Rational CombiMaster Plus now available in XS format

by Crystal Chesters | 21 May 2017

The Rational CombiMaster Plus is now also available in XS format with the same performance as its larger siblings. With a volume of just 0.2m3, the smallest unit from the CombiMaster Plus series fits into the smallest professional kitchens. With a compact size of 55.5cm deep, 65.5cm wide and a height of 56.7cm, the CombiMaster […]

Bakery to come under spotlight at Host Milan 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 21 May 2017

Host Milan will celebrate new ideas, formats and machinery for bakery items at a dedicated area of the show and with a number of events and seminars. The 40th edition of the exhibition, targeted at the horeca, foodservice, retail, mass-market distribution and hotel industry, is set to take place on 20 – 24 October 2017 […]

New series of Acme & Co cups arrives in UAE

by Crystal Chesters | 21 May 2017

Muddle ME has launched the new series of Acme & Co ceramic coffee cups in the UAE. The cups are billed as ‘The Evolution’ and mark the first major design change to the Acme series since the company’s inception in 2011. Jessica Godfrey, GM sales and marketing of Acme & Co, commented: “The Evolution series […]

Chef Focus: Robert Nilsson, Viceroy Palm Jumeirah

by Crystal Chesters | 18 May 2017

Swedish chef Robert Nilsson has opened his own restaurants, worked for Terence Conran and NASA, and won a string of awards including Sweden’s Chef of the Year. In an interview at the newly opened property, he tells Catering News what he brings to his first UAE role as executive chef of Viceroy Palm Jumeirah. Transitioning […]

Kitchen supplier Welbilt announces vice president sales for EMEA

by Crystal Chesters | 18 May 2017

Kitchen equipment supplier Welbilt (previously Manitowoc) has appointed Jean-Paul Roudier to the role of vice president of sales for the EMEA region. In his new role, he will assume responsibility for sales and distribution strategy for the EMEA region and will develop a solid team to continue driving strong sales and marketing performance and to […]









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