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Bin Mirza International brings Wagamama to Oman

by Staff writer | 07 Mar 2016

Bin Mirza International has signed a franchise agreement with Wagamama, the UK-based pan-Asian restaurant chain, to bring its Japanese-style cuisine to Oman for the first time. The move makes Wagamama the seventh international brand to join BMI’s portfolio. Jannat Moosa, marketing director at BMI, said: “We are delighted to join hands with Wagamama to bring

Prêt to Go opens first Abu Dhabi outlet

by Staff writer | 06 Mar 2016

Prêt to Go, the home-grown F&B grab-and-go concept founded by entrepreneur Kunal Lahori will expand to Abu Dhabi with its sixth regional outlet. The 80m2 Abu Dhabi venue located in Terminal 1 of Abu Dhabi International Airport is the brand’s first franchised unit. It also marks the first step in Prêt to Go’s GCC expansion

Majid Al Futtaim malls participate in Dubai Food Festival

by Staff writer | 06 Mar 2016

To mark Dubai Food Festival, Majid Al Futtaim’s malls in Dubai—in partnership with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE)—is offering visitors a programme of culinary activities. Until 12 March, competitions are being held and celebrity chefs are taking part in live performances at Mall of the Emirates, City Centres Deira, Mirdif and Me’aisem malls. “DFF

Nobu and Bread Street Kitchen join Taste of Dubai

by Staff writer | 06 Mar 2016

Nobu and Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay have been confirmed as the latest to join Taste of Dubai, which takes place as part of Dubai Food Festival from 10 – 12 March 2016. Gordon Ramsay’s fourth Bread Street Kitchen opened its doors at Atlantis, The Palm last year, and offers a British European menu.

Tesoro launches Cork & Rind night

by Staff writer | 05 Mar 2016

Tesoro in Taj Dubai has launched a new grape and cheese night called Cork & Rind, which takes place every Wednesday from 7 – 10pm. The menu includes artisanal cheeses paired with a series of grape beverages, complete with tasting notes from executive chef Jitin Joshi and restaurant manager Bonita Mandujano. The cheeses come from

The Chedi Muscat selected to take part in global French cooking event

by Staff writer | 04 Mar 2016

The Chedi Muscat has been selected to participate in ‘Gout de France’, also known as ‘Good France’ a global event during which one thousand selected chefs across the world prepare a special French dinner. French-born executive chef at The Chedi Muscat, Sébastien Cassagnol will be leading the event with his culinary team at The Beach

MKN celebrates double win at Gulfood Awards

by Staff writer | 03 Mar 2016

MKN took home two awards at Gulfood Awards, which took place on 21 February at Conrad Dubai. The kitchen equipment supplier won ‘Best Heavy Equipment Innovation’ and ‘Best New Catering Equipment Innovation’ for its Flexicombi ovens, the newest addition to the range being the Flexicombi Team. “It was expected to get some awards because we

German chef Heiko Antoniewicz teams up with TSSC to showcase sous vide

by Staff writer | 03 Mar 2016

Heiko Antoniewicz, one of the world’s best known chefs on sous vide cooking and author of eight cook books, including Cooking Sous Vide, attended Gulfood alongside Technical Supplies and Services Co. L.L.C. (TSSC) to demonstrate sous vide cooking. TSSC and Fusionchef by Julabo joined forces with Henkelman to showcase vacuum packing and sous vide equipment.

Salon Culinaire takes dedication says DWTC chef

by Staff writer | 03 Mar 2016

This year’s Emirates Culinary Guild Salon Culinaire, the biggest F&B competition at Gulfood brought together 1,300 professional chefs demonstrating their skills and expertise via a series of practical and display-based cooking demonstrations. The competitors at the salon were judged by a panel of 30 international adjudicators, each one of whom is an approved international judge

Scanbox to ramp up investment in the Middle East

by Staff writer | 02 Mar 2016

Swedish manufacturer of food holding and transport equipment, Scanbox told Catering News it is looking to invest more in the Middle East region. The company’s carts are popular for hotel lounges, banqueting and external catering events, since they come in a range of sizes and can store hot and cold food simultaneously. “If we look









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