Catering News ME

Cover story: A Bright Future

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Aug 2017

Ahead of The Big F&B Forum 2017, the region’s F&B leaders reveal what they need to secure a successful tomorrow. Catering News brought together a group of F&B professionals at Flow in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, to set the agenda for the third edition of the Big F&B Forum, taking place on Monday 30 October at Westin […]

Amwaj Rotana chef takes on promoted role

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Aug 2017

Siddhesh Sukhathankar has been promoted from the role of executive pastry chef to executive sous chef at Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. Sukhathankar, who first joined Amwaj Rotana in 2014, has a degree from the Institute of Hotel Management in Mumbai and a post-graduate diploma in Kitchen Management from The Oberoi Centre of Learning and […]

Award-winning chef de cuisine joins China Grill Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Aug 2017

China Grill at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi has appointed David Kikillus as chef de cuisine following the departure of Owen Stewart. Starting his career in 1998 as executive sous chef at Weisses Roessl in Austria, Kikillus has held roles at restaurants across the globe, such as Schote, Sol Y Vida and DK Avant-Garde. The chef’s […]

Speciality Food Festival expands due to high demand

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Aug 2017

The Speciality Food Festival has expanded this year in line with increased demand for gourmet, artisan, halal and organic products, according to organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Taking place from 18-20 September 2017 at DWTC, the show is the original speciality food event for the MENA region and this year will run alongside five […]

Bice Dubai appoints new head chef

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Aug 2017

Italian Restaurant Bice at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah has appointed Davide Giardini as its new head chef. Giardini, who was previously head chef of Eately in Dubai Mall, has been tasked with overhauling the restaurant’s menu. He commented: “I couldn’t be more excited to be taking on the role of head chef at Bice. “It is […]

The Noodle House undergoes brand relaunch

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Aug 2017

Jumeirah Restaurant Group’s pan-Asian restaurant The Noodle House is undergoing its biggest brand relaunch since debuting in 2002. The rebrand is starting with a refreshed dining experience and menu at its flagship outlet in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, which reopens on 13 August. Emma Banks, general manager of Jumeirah Restaurant Group, said: “Of all the brands […]

Catering News to host two major events in October

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

Catering News Middle East, a BNC Publishing title, will host the third edition of The Big F&B Forum and the second edition of its highly successful Leaders in F&B Awards on Monday 30 October 2017. The double-whammy of events will see the best and brightest in the F&B industry gather for a day of thought-provoking […]

New Places: Mr Miyagi’s Asian Street Food and Bar

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

Ian West, 4-Front’s group general manager introduces the company’s latest concept, Mr Miyagi’s Asian Street Food and Bar, which has just opened on Level 9 of Media One Hotel, Dubai. Please describe the concept of the venue in your words? Hailing from the streets of Asia, fictional sensei, Mr Miyagi, heads up an outlet like […]

Host Milan to highlight crossover of pastry, gelato and coffee sectors

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

Host Milan will highlight the hybridisation of gelato, pastry and coffee at this year’s show, taking place at FieraMilano on 20 – 24 October. In the gelato and pastry area, a coffee piazza will feature and similarly in the coffee space, a gelato piazza will showcase the latest trends in gelato and pastry. There will […]

Post-apocalyptic food truck park to open in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

Meraas is gearing up to open its fourth Last Exit food truck park featuring a post-apocalyptic theme with war rigs, monster trucks and abandoned cars. Opening on 10 August, Last Exit Mad X is located on Sheikh Zayed Road between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a […]









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