Gary Rhodes: 10 things you didn’t know about Rhodes W1

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Sep 2017

Gary Rhodes is gearing up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Dubai Restaurant, Rhodes W1, this October. Speaking ahead of this week’s Middle East Hospitality Awards 2017 (18 September 2017), for which he is an ambassador and judge, Rhodes reveals 10 things you may not know about the venue… A very distinctive part of […]

Inaugural GulfHost Innovation Awards launches this week

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Sep 2017

The inaugural GulfHost Innovation Awards is set to launch this week with the objective of recognising and celebrating the technology shaping the future of hospitality across the MENA region. Taking place on Monday 18 September at the Armani Hotel Dubai, the gala dinner will host 280 hospitality industry movers and shakers Forty-six of the region’s […]

Deliveroo enhances children’s menu features

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Sep 2017

Deliveroo has welcomed back the school season with an enhanced range of children’s meals incorporated into its current menus on Deliveroo.ae. Participating restaurants offering children’s menu items include Wagamama, Bare Burger, Arrows & Sparrows, Common Grounds, Pantry Café and Heat. Anis Harb, general manager of Deliveroo GCC said: “Many parents have told us that they order […]

New outdoor F&B venue for JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Sep 2017

Taking advantage of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai’s canal views, the al-fresco Café Artois by Bridgewater Tavern will open on 1 October. The outdoor venue will offer barbecue food, a selection of hops and picnic tables and lounge seating The menu will feature secret-recipe barbecue ribs, homemade sauces, pulled brisket sub with BBQ sauce, the signature […]

Freedom Pizza hires director of operations

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Sep 2017

Dubai-founded Freedom Pizza has appointed Chris Daniels as its new director of operations. Daniels from the UK, has more than 20 years of experience in the F&B industry, most of which has been spent with Domino’s Pizza. Commenting on his appointment, Daniels said: “Freedom’s success and excellent standard of business in the UAE has caused […]

VIDEO: Electrolux World Chefs Education at GulfHost

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Sep 2017

ICCA Electrolux World Chefs Education in partnership with World Association of Chefs Societies is set to welcome senior level chefs to discover the latest cutting-edge solutions designed to reduce kitchen stress levels, increase productivity and enhance food quality at GulfHost 2017. For more information and the full agenda, go to: https://www.gulfhost.ae/the-gulf-host-2017-icca-electrolux/ GulfHost will take place […]

McGettigan’s to open on Dubai’s JBR next month

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Sep 2017

McGettigan’s Irish bar and restaurant will open a new venue in Dubai next month at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah on JBR Walk. McGettigan’s JBR will be the fifth venue for the sports bar in Dubai and its seventh in the UAE – but the very first one beside the beach, occupying the space that previously […]

VIDEO: Why Welbilt can’t wait for GulfHost 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Sep 2017

Leonard Parot, regional sales manager of Welbilt looks forward to interacting with foodservice operators and showcasing the company’s foodservice equipment solutions at GulfHost 2017. Part of Dubai International Hospitality Week, the event will place on 18 – 20 September at Dubai World Trade Centre. With ‘kitchens at the heart of the business’, Welbilt will this […]

Hotel Show survey reveals diners’ most bizarre requests

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Sep 2017

A survey conducted ahead of next week’s The Hotel Show Dubai 2017 has unveiled the most unusual requests chefs have received from diners. Hotel and restaurant chefs admitted that not all guests seek dishes cooked as per their most basic requirements. For example, one chef reported being asked to cook an omelet with no eggs, […]

DIHW to offer full spectrum of coffee sourcing

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Sep 2017

In line with the growth of the Middle East’s coffee industry – expected to reach $4.4bn by 2021 according to Euromonitor International – Dubai International Hospitality Week (DIHW) will offer the ultimate platform for coffee sourcing. Taking place from 18-20 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the three-day event encompasses six trade shows under […]









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