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New operations manager for Ginza Restaurants

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Mar 2017

Daniel Ayres has been appointed operations manager for Ginza Restaurants, whose portfolio includes Serafina, Mayta, Simply Italian, Abyat and Real Madrid Café. Ayres has gained many years of experience in restaurant operations, having worked as assistant restaurant manager at the 101 and Stay by Yannic Alleno at One & Only Resorts, where he was responsible […]

Talent Interview: Eric Ballard

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Mar 2017

The group beverage manager of Sunset Hospitality explains his role looking after the beverage offer at Dubai’s Provocateur and the newly opened New York burger bar and restaurant, Black Tap. Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? My first role in the F&B industry was flipping pizzas and taking phone orders in Domino’s […]

New Iranian restaurant for Dubai Marina

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Mar 2017

Iranian restaurant, Bahar opens its doors on 21 March at La Verda Suites & Villas, Dubai Marina. Mehran Samadpour managing partner of Bahar commented: “Food and hospitality are an integral part of Persian culture and at Bahar diners will be treated to authentic home-style dishes cooked with traditional methods with a contemporary twist – a […]

Flow eatery opens at Jumeirah Emirates Towers

by Staff writer | 19 Mar 2017

Jumeirah Restaurant Group (JRG) has launched Flow, a new healthy eating and creative hub located in Jumeirah Emirates Towers. A press statement said that Flow has been conceived as a “visionary health hub where guests connect, create and converse to enter the Flow ‘state of mind’ – a mental state where the UAE’s youth and […]

UAE French cream imports to increase by 10% in 2017

by Staff writer | 19 Mar 2017

French cream exports to the UAE are expected to increase by 10% this year, according to the latest research by the French Dairy Board. The UAE is a key developing market for the industry and imported 2,000 tonnes of French cream in 2016, while Saudi Arabia imports 5,000 tonnes annually. It comes amid an increasing proliferation […]

Jones the Grocer adds three UAE locations

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Mar 2017

Jones the Grocer will open three new locations in the UAE, bringing the total number of UAE branches to 13. The new locations are Dubai International Airport (DXB) Terminal 3, Mirdif 35 in Dubai and Flag Island in Sharjah. Jones the Grocer CEO Yunib Siddiqui commented: “The interest in our brand from both partners and […]

Host Milan to feature artistic design performance

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Mar 2017

Excellent Italian Hospitality Services (EXIHS) will return with a new concept to Host Milan, to take place at Fieramilano in Rho from 20 to 24 October. Located in the Arredo & Tavola (Furniture & Tableware) area of the exhibition, EXIHS is an artistic performance, which provides an opportunity for contract furniture companies to showcase their […]

Gallery: Yalumba’s Brunchology

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Mar 2017

Yalumba at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai has updated its brunch with the outdoor space transformed into a garden with beverage stands and new food stations. The new ‘Brunchology’ brunch features salads, including smoked duck with roast pumpkin, cold cuts and barbequed meats cooked on request to guests’ preferences, in addition to […]

Interview: Christine Parkinson, Hakkasan

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Mar 2017

Christine Parkinson, group head of wine for Hakkasan will visit the Middle East to host an evening telling the story of Hakkasan’s grape list on Sunday 26 March. Catering News caught up with her ahead of the event to find out more about her role. What does your role involve? I oversee all areas of […]

Cover story: It’s Festival Time

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Mar 2017

As Taste of Dubai celebrates its 10th year, Catering News examines the importance of food festivals for positioning the Middle East on the global F&B scene. Since Gordon Ramsay burst onto the Dubai restaurant scene in 2001 with the opening of Verre at Hilton Dubai Creek, the UAE has been steadily building its profile as […]









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