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FrieslandCampina targets GCC expansion

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Mar 2018

Following their launch in the UAE  last year, FrieslandCampina aims to go strong in 2018. Speaking to Catering News Middle East Stefan Hoonhoud, business development manager, FrieslandCampina Middle East said, “We are trying out a few new innovations but are focusing on Debic at this year’s Gulfood. “Our aim is to break into the food

VIDEO: Sahara Tea launches in the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Mar 2018

The Canada based premium tea brand has signed a partnership with Ritz Carlton DIFC. Speaking with Catering News Middle East at Gulfood 2018, Yvonne Robertson, president, Sahara Tea said: “Our speciality is blending natural and wellness ingredients to create a tea that will benefit the body and that is what we are showcasing at Gulfood

Gallery: Greenhouse Gala Dinner

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Mar 2018

Greenhouse’s Gulfood Gala Dinner was the hottest ticket in town during Gulfood as hundreds flocked to the Armani Hotel to enjoy the festivities…

A taste of Texas comes to La Mer

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Feb 2018

Texas Roadhouse opens a beachfront location for meat lovers. Combining authentic barbecue techniques with fresh ingredients and a selection of cuts, this all-day dining destination offers a steakhouse-style menu with a Southern flair. The menu offers ribs, steak kebab, beef brisket, fried pickles, mashed potatoes, freshly made salads and combo appetizers – all made-to-order by

New Japanese Restaurant Opens in Shangri-La Hotel

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Feb 2018

Bringing the streets of Japan to Dubai, ONI Japanese Restaurant, Lounge and Sake Bar officially opened its doors yesterday. The new venue has been launched by Chef Mohammad Islam who aims to bring authentic Japanese food to Dubai diners by sourcing his ingredients from Hokkaido, Japan’s ‘hakodate asaichi’ or morning market. The idea behind the new dining

Asia de Cuba to replace China Grill

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Feb 2018

Asia de Cuba Dubai to open at the same venue as China Grill at the Westin Mina Seyahi. The new outlet will open doors on Tuesday 6 March as the two-storey venue undergoes a complete revamp to reflect Asia de Cuba’s personality, with bespoke wallpaper, furnishings and décor. “We’ve had a great four years with China Grill, but we like

Early Bird launches Zero Waste water

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Feb 2018

Dubai-based distributor Early Bird have launched a new mineral water range with the aim to reduce waste. In line with the UAE Government’s Vision 2021, which aims to divert waste from landfills by 75% by 2021, Early Bird have developed a new concept for water consumption of direct and commercial consumers. Their new range of German

VIDEO: Lavazza wants to lead education drive on coffee

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Feb 2018

Italian coffee company Lavazza is determined to lead the drive to educate the GCC market on coffee. That was according to Karim Merhi, marketing manager at Lavazza, who was speaking to Catering News Middle East at Gulfood. “As a 120-year-old company we believe we have a big role to play in education, we are already

Steigenberger Hotel appoints new Director of Food and Beverage

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Feb 2018

Andrew Vieira has joined the hotel as Director of Food & Beverage to head the property’s culinary operations. With 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Vieira started his career in his hometown, London before moving to the Middle East with Jumeirah Group where he worked for six years and Emaar Hospitality for three

VIDEO: Northern Ireland targets hospitality sector for 2018

by Staff writer | 26 Feb 2018

Speaking on the side-lines of Gulfood last week, Invest Northern Ireland said trade to the UAE is growing year on year. “At the moment we are up by over 10% from last year in our food and beverage export and 90% in the dairy sector alone,” Karl Devlin, business development manager- Middle East and Hong

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