The last straw for Jumeirah Restaurant Group

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

As of 18 March 2018, Jumeirah Restaurant Group has gone 100% plastic-free and we spoke to Emma Banks, general manager, Jumeirah Restaurant Group on why they are going green. Why did you take the decision to go plastic free? We have gone straw less with a commitment to becoming as free from single-use plastic as

Sprüngli launches Ramadan chocolate gift boxes

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

The Swiss heritage chocolatier has launched its Ramadan and Eid gift sets in the UAE. The collection offers six unique gift boxes, filled with exquisitely handmade chocolates, truffles and pralines, with the venue also offering its seasonal date pralines. The Ramadan & Eid Gift Collection starts with the Green Layal gift box, a nine-piece selection of

Café Bateel launches Summer Menu

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

The new menu has been curated by Bateel’s executive chef Jean Luc Vila, taking influence from the Mediterranean cuisine.  Diners can delight in light and healthy options from soups and salads to mains and desserts, with offerings available for vegans and the health conscious. Café Bateel’s chefs have incorporated new elements within the menu which

Three new venues have opened at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

The new property is set to enhance the islands dining scene with the opening of Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar and Hamilton’s Gastropub. Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, a two-storey venue serves the finest grills from land and sea, al fresco with the open air rooftop lounge set to open for

VIDEO: SIAL Middle East at The Leaders in Hospitality Awards

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

Joanne Cook, Managing Director, SIAL Middle East on why they chose to sponsor the Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2018 and their upcoming plans for the year.  

VIDEO: Inside the GCC’s first indoor vertical farm

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

A glimpse into Badia Farms, supplying locally grown produce to commercial kitchens the day it is harvested.  

Hili Rayhaan by Rotana appoints new general manager

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

In his new role, Ibrahim Addam will oversee the provision of first-class hospitality at Rotana’s most recent luxury property in Al Ain. Managing the day-to-day running of Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, Ibrahim’s extensive scope of responsibilities cover all aspects of the hotel’s general operations, including recruitment, procurement, strategy and owner relationship for the 254-room property.

Renowned French pastry chef hosts cream masterclass

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

French pastry chef Nicolas Bacheyre, executive pastry chef at Un Dimanche à Paris, a French chocolate shop, pâtisserie, restaurant, lounge and chocolate salon, recently held a workshop for select chefs at an event hosted by the European Union and the Centre National Interprofessionel de l’Economie Laitière (CNIEL). Taking place at Carine, Emirates Golf Club, Bacheyre

VIDEO: Greenhouse Foodstuff at The GM Leaders Conference 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 20 May 2018

Hear from Soula Baroudi, regional marketing manager, Greenhouse Foodstuff, on why they chose to be the Platinum Sponsor at the GM Leaders Conference 2018 and what is next for the company.

Le Méridien Dubai makes new appointments

by Mahak Mannan | 20 May 2018

Carlo Javakhia will take over the role of executive assistant manager- food & beverage, bringing over 20 years of experience from Europe and the Middle East. “We have been successful for many years but with the evolving hospitality trends, now is the time to take it to the next level. The new team at Le









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