Catering News ME

Cost not an issue for UAE diners

by Staff writer | 04 Jun 2015

   66% eat dinner out at least once during the week Average spend on eating out per person in the UAE is AED 120 Respondents typically favour casual dining restaurants, QSRs (Quick Service Restaurants) and food courts   The eating out market continues to be one of the strongest performing sectors in the UAE with […]

Supporting Chefs through Tough Times during Ramadan

by Staff writer | 04 Jun 2015

To celebrate Ramadan, and in the spirit of giving, Unilever Food Solutions (UFS), the dedicated foodservice business of Unilever, will offer every customer who makes a purchase to earn AED 5 cash on each case back by returning coupons to UFS for redemption or a chance to donate AED 5 to charity. Lucas Dollfuss, head […]

Culinary Aspirations

by Staff writer | 02 May 2015

Salem bin Dasmal, Founder Silver Spoon Investments, tells Catering News ME that the UAE must shift its dependence away from franchised restaurants to encourage home-grown enterprises to flourish   Dubai is in a very different place than it was five years ago, not just in the number of people that call the city their home […]

COVER STORY

by Staff writer | 02 May 2015

The UAE is leading the world in the standardisation of Halal accreditation and certification, creating one standard, one process and one mark for Halal products globally     Dubai has positioned itself as a primary global trading hub for the international Halal food industry – a strategic enabler in the emirate’s long-term vision to become […]

A Taste of the Orient

by Staff writer | 02 May 2015

Inkaya is a robata grill restaurant offering epicureans traditional Japanese Robata-yaki cuisine, fresh ingredients and live theatre courtesy of the grill masters. These traditionally skilled masters are trained in ancient techniques as they engulf their creations in flames, before serving diners remotely with long wooden paddles. The restaurant first opened in Roppongi, Tokyo in 1970 […]

Follow My Lead

by Staff writer | 02 May 2015

Chef Marco Torasso, Complex Culinary Director, Grosvenor House Dubai and Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa believes he is a trendsetter rather than just a follower, as he told Catering News ME     You have more than 20 years’ experience working at a variety of top-class hotels; how does working at Grosvenor House […]

Staff Recruitment

by Staff writer | 02 May 2015

The Catering News ME Forum met once again last month, with a team of recruitment specialists, including F&B Directors and HR Managers, to discuss the matter of finding suitable employees, recruiting them, and retaining them. Rikhsibay: Of course you need new blood but we need more focus on motivating and retaining staff.   Alban: Most […]

A Tale of Dedication and Innovation

by Staff writer | 02 May 2015

Today Indian food is earning its rightful place in gastronomical circles, alongside the traditional upmarket French, Italian and Asian restaurants, with internationally recognised celebrity chefs coming to the Middle East to share their dishes. Joining the likes of Rajesh Bharadwaj’s Michelin-starred Junoon restaurant concept in the Shangri-La Hotel, and Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia’s restaurant at […]









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