Shortlist revealed for Leaders in F&B Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Sep 2017

Catering News Middle East, a BNC Publishing title, has revealed the highly anticipated shortlist for the Leaders in F&B Awards, set to take place on 30 October at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi. With more than 350 entries to this year’s awards, the competition was tough and only those candidates lucky enough to be shortlisted will

Essential tech for F&B industry highlighted at GulfHost

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Sep 2017

With 77% smartphone penetration across the GCC, the emergence of a new digital customer has put pressure on the food and beverage sector to stay relevant and for outlets to keep a competitive edge. From embracing social media to developing apps, the inaugural trade show GulfHost 2017 provided access to industry experts to discover the

Movenpick appoints vice president sales

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Sep 2017

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Julien Bonafous as vice president sales, a new role created to support the hospitality firm’s ongoing expansion drive. Bonafous’ 20-year career in the hotel industry has comprised several senior sales and marketing roles with key international players including Starwood, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group. Paul Mulcahy, senior vice president

Major names in travel catering agree cooperative alliance

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Sep 2017

Two big names in travel catering, the International Flight Services Association (IFSA) and The Mercurys, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to recognise excellence and foster knowledge transfer. The objective of the agreement is to enhance the opportunity for The Mercurys under SIALME and for IFSA to collaborate and introduce initiatives that will support the

Fish Market at Radisson Blu Deira re-opens after refurbishment

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Sep 2017

The Fish Market at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek has re-opened following a complete refurbishment with a fresh look, an updated menu and a new logo. While the restaurant has retained favourites such as fish curry and lemon butter prawns, three new menus have been introduced – a wine menu, a cocktail menu and

Al Maha wins big at Middle East Hospitality Awards

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Sep 2017

Dubai desert retreat, Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa was crowned the region’s prime holiday destination after scooping three prizes at this year’s Middle East Hospitality Awards (MEHA). The collection of private villas in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, was named Resort of the Year at the industry ceremony, held on 18

TSSC promotes recycling service for glass bottles

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Sep 2017

TSSC was promoting its recycling service for glass bottles at GulfHost 2017, which took place from 18 – 20 September at Dubai World Trade Centre. The company introduced PEL waste reduction technology to the UAE after signing a deal with Irish firm Orwell in 2015. Speaking to Catering News, Rashid Bahar, business development manager, TSSC,

Welbilt uncovers the Garland Xpress Grill at GulfHost

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Sep 2017

Leonard Parot, regional sales manager, Middle East at Welbilt showcases the Garland Xpress Grill for the first time ever at GulfHost 2017. What are you promoting at the show today? Welbilt is a global leader in foodservice equipment solutions so we are leading in the hot side with many cooking solutions, and on the cold

Stylis to mark grand opening of Dubai showroom in 2018

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Sep 2017

Stylis Hotel Solutions, which manufactures and supplies furniture for the hospitality industry, is gearing up to celebrate the grand opening of its showroom in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers at the beginning of 2018. The showroom, which has been operating since 2016, features six mock-up rooms allowing clients and potential clients to see the company’s furniture products

High quality French produce displayed at GulfHost

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Sep 2017

A number of high quality French products were showcased at GulfHost, which took place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 18 – 20 September. Representatives from the La Charente Maritime area of France highlighted water products, oysters and butter among other things. Sylvie Marcilly, deputy chairperson of the general council, La Charente Maritime told Catering

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