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Celebrity chefs to headline Dubai Food Festival

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Celebrity chefs from around the world will headline the launch celebrations of Dubai Food Festival, to take place from 25 February – 12 March. The A-list culinary line-up comprises Australian MasterChef stars George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan; French chef Manu Feildel from Australian cooking show ‘My Kitchen Rules’; Australian TV chef Matt Moran; popular restaurateur

World’s best chef found dead

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Chef Benoit Violier, who ran the world’s top-ranked eatery, Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville in Switzerland, has been found dead at his home, BBC News reported. The 44-year-old’s restaurant near the city of Lausanne, earned three Michelin stars. It was named the finest restaurant in the world in December by France’s La Liste – a restaurant

‘Tastes of the USA’ demonstrations to take place at Gulfood

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Three major USA trade bodies are teaming up to create a ‘Tastes of the USA’ culinary demonstration at Gulfood 2016’s International Salon Culinaire, an annual Emirates Culinary Guild showcase of the region’s culinary expertise. The trade bodies partnering on the demonstration are the USA’s Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), the Meat Export Federation, and

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham makes new F&B appointments

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Dubai’s Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, JBR has appointed Rusindu Rodrigo as chef de cuisine and Channa Rodrigo as assistant food and beverage manager. Chef Rusindu, a Sri-Lankan national with more than 15 years’ F&B experience, is in-charge of the kitchen operation of the property’s two outlets, Flavours all-day dining and Asian fusion restaurant, Pan Asia,

Last chance to register for Gulfood Conference 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Feb 2016

The Gulfood Conference 2016, will feature 59 industry leading speakers over three days of presentations, panel discussions and case studies (see below). The conference will include sessions on Halal, food science and manufacturing, public health and global food security and will be preceded by The F&B Business Forum, on February 21. New for 2016, the

UAE company introduces organic farming boxes for restaurants

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Feb 2016

UAE- based initiative Agriculture Box has launched organic farming boxes for restaurants, homes, schools and businesses. The boxes can be used to grow organic fruit, vegetables and aromatic herbs, and are made of PEFC-certified high grade kiln dried Austrian spruce, which is durable at 36mm thick. Everything needed to grow produce is provided in the

Hilton Al Ain reopens Flavours restaurant

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Feb 2016

Hilton Al Ain has reopened all-day dining restaurant Flavours following a renovation to enhance its Arabic interiors and menu. At the official opening ceremony, Hilton Al Ain general manager Jacques Claudel said: “Our aim is to offer the finest dining experience so everything has been carefully selected, from the décor, lighting and music to the

Address restaurant reopens following major New Year’s Eve blaze

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Feb 2016

Lebanese restaurant Em Sherif has reopened in Address Downtown Dubai, just four weeks after a major fire broke out at the 63-storey hotel next to Burj Khalifa. The hotel was closed indefinitely following the New Year’s Eve blaze, which caused extensive damage to the property, and injured 14 people. Mazen El Zein, chief executive officer

Gulfood Sponsor Spotlight: Dubai Science Park

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Jan 2016

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, executive director, Dubai Science Park tells Catering News Middle East why the growth in specialist foods is driving demand for bespoke business facilities. What are the core services of Dubai Science Park? Dubai Science Park is home to over 280 business partners throughout the science sector. We are focused on achieving our

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