Chef Middle East acquires premium beverage company

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2017

Chef Middle East, a regional food supplier for the hotel, dining and airline industries, has announced the acquisition of local company Limeline Premium Beverages effective from 30 August 2017. The acquisition will provide Chef Middle East customers with direct access to Limeline’s drinks brands and is expected to create added value for Chef Middle East […]

GulfHost 2017 launches Restaurant Development Conference

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Aug 2017

GulfHost 2017 will launch the Restaurant Development Conference in partnership with ICCA and Middle East Food Forum. Taking place in Dubai from 18-20 September at GulfHost 2017, the forum promises to address the challenges and provide practical insight into starting, running and scaling an F&B business in the region. More than 200 delegates are expected […]

UAE National Tea Masters Cup debuts in 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Aug 2017

The UAE National Tea Masters Cup is making its debut this year at the Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), the Middle East’s only exhibition dedicated to coffee and tea. The event is sponsored by The Tea Company and Pure Leaf by Unilever Gulf, and winners will represent the Middle East on the international […]

First F&B venue opens at Tryp by Wyndham Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Aug 2017

Local has launched at the newly opened 650-key Tryp by Wyndham Dubai hotel in Barsha Heights. The first of three F&B outlets for the hotel, Local is on the ground floor of the hotel and offers a modern, bright space and a 150-seat terrace. Derek Williams, Local’s restaurant and bar manager, said: “Local has something […]

Rotana chef promoted to cluster role

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Aug 2017

Chef Marina Akhmedova has been promoted to cluster executive chef at Centro Capital Centre and Capital Centre Arjaan. She joins from The Cove Rotana Resort, Ras Al Khaimah, where she was specialty chef. The Russian national holds a diploma in cookery from the Culinary Institute Russia and brings more than 12 years’ experience to her […]

World Cheese Awards 2017 opens for entry

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Aug 2017

The World Cheese Awards is open for entry, with producers from across the globe invited to submit their cheese to be judged during the competition’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Dedicated to cheese, the awards will return to London as part of the Taste of London Festive Edition at Tobacco Dock on Friday 17 November. John Farrand, […]

Media One Hotel hires director of F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Aug 2017

Media One has welcomed Simon Constant as director of food & beverage operations. Constant, who began his career in the UK and moved to Dubai in 2013, previously held roles including operations manager at Pacha Dubai and group operations manager at 1762. Commenting on his new position, Constant said: “As a Dubai resident, I’ve had […]

Eat Greek opens first Abu Dhabi branch

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Aug 2017

Food Fund International’s Eat Greek Kouzina is set to open its first licensed UAE branch in Abu Dhabi this September. The Greek eatery is located in dining and lifestyle destination, The Galleria in Al Maryah Island, as part of the Dining Collection portfolio, which also features names such as Zuma, Roberto’s and Bentley Kitchen. Argiris […]

Chef Focus: Shanghai nights

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Aug 2017

Luo Bing, executive chef of Five Hospitality’s first F&B venture, Maiden Shanghai, explains how the contemporary concept stands apart with a menu representing four regions of China. Tell me about your career as a chef so far? I started out as Sichuan chef at the Sichuan Minshan Hotel and progressed quickly to head chef and […]

Food & Hospitality Oman to host chef and barista competitions

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Aug 2017

The Professional Chefs Competition and the fifth Oman Barista Competition will celebrate the best of local culinary talent and skill at the 12th edition of Food & Hospitality Oman. The event, organised by Omanexpo, will take place from 16-18 October at the new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. Omanexpo has partnered with Oman Chefs Guild […]









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