Galvin Dubai gears up for September launch

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Sep 2017

Galvin Dubai, the next offering from the Michelin-starred chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin will open this month at The Square, City Walk. Launching just months after Demoiselle by Galvin, also located in City Walk, Galvin Dubai reflects the brothers’ commitment to best-of-British fare infused with a Mediterranean influence. The Dubai restaurant is overseen by […]

JLT Restaurant Awards launches this month

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Sep 2017

JLT Dining, backed by sps:affinity, has launched the first ever JLT Restaurant Awards for F&B outlets located in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers area of Dubai. There are more than 200 independent restaurants, bars and cafes in JLT, including Sheikh & Shake, Under500 and McGettigan’s, and they have until 30 September to register online to be […]

The Business: Nakheel’s renewed focus on F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Sep 2017

Catering News speaks to Thorsten Ries, managing director of Nakheel’s hospitality division, about the master developer’s renewed focus on F&B and ambitious growth plans for the future. Four years ago, Dubai-based developer Nakheel decided to put more emphasis on growing its hospitality portfolio. Thorsten Ries, who had previously worked for Italthai Group in Bangkok, overseeing […]

Deadline today: Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Sep 2017

Today is the last chance to nominate your business and colleagues for a prestigious Leaders in F&B Award, with the deadline set for 6pm on Sunday 10 September. Nominations are still open for entries across 18 categories, divided into nine restaurant awards and nine people awards. To find out more and request a nomination form, […]

Cocktail Kitchen to close JLT venue

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Sep 2017

Cocktail Kitchen will close the doors of its Jumeirah Lakes Towers location in Dubai, with a new venue in Downtown Dubai to open in early 2018. The concept first opened in the basement of Armada Bluebay hotel in the first quarter of 2016 with a retro, industrial look and feel and a menu featuring an […]

Frico partners with chef on healthy eating programme for schools

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Sep 2017

Dutch cheese brand, Frico, is teaming up with Emirati chef and TV personality, Bader Najeeb, to carry out a nationwide campaign in schools with the objective of educating children on the importance of eating a balanced diet. The programme has been piloted in the UAE over the summer, and will be rolled out in schools […]

More than 100 chefs gather for Syrian Salon competition

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Sep 2017

The first Syrian Salon competition took place at Cove Rotana Resort in Ras Al Khaimah, with the aim of educating chefs on Syrian cuisine. The competition gathered 104 chefs from across the UAE, and 18 judges from the Emirates Culinary Guild and the Syrian Culinary Guide. Chef Majed Al Sabagh, president of the Syrian Culinary […]

Fourth Gulfood Manufacturing to focus on automation

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Sep 2017

Gulfood Manufacturing, the Middle East’s biggest ingredients, processing, packaging, and logistics exhibition, will shine the spotlight on how automation is revolutionising the world’s food supply chain. Returning for its fourth edition on 31 October – 2 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the show will span 80,000m2 of exhibition space across 13 halls, and […]

$367mn deal signed for China-UAE Food Industrial Cluster

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Sep 2017

Dubai Food Park signs AED1.35bn ($367mn) agreement for China-UAE Food Industrial Cluster. Dubai Food Park (DFP) has signed a AED1.35 billion ($367mn) investment agreement with Ningxia Forward Fund Management Company to build a China-UAE Food Industrial cluster in Dubai. Spanning an area of 4.38ft2, it will be home to 30 food plants, including two Chinese […]

Spill the Beans: Flamingo Room by Tashas

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

Not content with 18 outlets in two countries, Natasha Sideris, founder, managing executive and creative director of Tashas is preparing to launch her latest concept inspired by African glamour and retro Last Vegas –  Flamingo Room by Tashas at Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Dubai. What inspired you to launch Tashas restaurants? At first, I intended […]









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