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Professional pastry and bakery school opens in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

Richemont-Masterbaker Centre for Excellence in Baking and Pastry has opened its doors in Dubai, with the objective of elevating the skill level of chefs specialising in pastry, bakery and chocolate in the Middle East. Established through a partnership between UAE-founded Masterbaker Marketing and Richemont Centre of Excellence in Switzerland, the school is located in Dubai’s […]

Qatar International Food Festival gears up for final weekend

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), taking place from 29 March – 8 April at Hotel Park, Doha, is gearing up for its final weekend of festivities. In addition to the festival’s daily fireworks at 8pm, the last weekend of the event will feature entertainment for all ages with open-air film screenings, food carving shows, health […]

GRIF to host exclusive events at Lima and Folly by Nick & Scott

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

Next week, The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) will host exclusive events for its 300 delegates at two newly opened, high-profile restaurants in Dubai. GRIF, a networking and intelligence event will take place at Fairmont The Palm from 10 – 12 April and will host its opening reception at Lima Dubai at City Walk on […]

The St. Regis Dubai hires new chef

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Apr 2017

Fabien Gailly has joined The St. Regis Dubai as chef de cuisine at Brasserie Quartier. Prior to joining The St. Regis Dubai, he was head chef at The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow for two years where he was in charge of the pastry menus and kitchens for the hotel’s two restaurants. Previously, Gailly worked as […]

Shangri-La Doha makes executive chef appointment

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Apr 2017

Shangri-La Hotel Doha has appointed executive chef Jean-Luc Morcellet to oversee the hotel’s F&B outlets. Chef Morcellet, originally from France, has over 20 years of international experience, having worked in hotels around the world, including The Dorchester and The Savoy in London where he led culinary teams. Chef Morcellet said: “I am thrilled for this […]

New cafe launches in Bahrain’s Gallery 21

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Apr 2017

Gallery Café has opened at Gallery 21 in the Adliya district of Bahrain. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner, the cafe’s a la carte menu offers traditional breakfast dishes, sandwiches, salads and ‘flavours of the orient’ specialities in addition to pastries, tarts and gateaux. Head baker chef Michael Seltenreich commented: “The feedback from guests since […]

Sascha Triemer steps up as Atlantis The Palm VP of F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Apr 2017

Atlantis, The Palm has appointed Sascha Triemer as the new vice president of food & beverage to lead new concept development, operations and innovation. Previously vice president of culinary, Triemer will now oversee the entire food & beverage operation at the hotel, comprising 1,200 colleagues and 23 food and beverage outlets, including celebrity chef outposts Nobu, […]

Interview: Gwendal Poullennec

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Apr 2017

The director of international development for Guide Michelin shares his insights exclusively with Catering News ahead of his appearance at the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), being held from April 10-12 at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai. Gwendal Poullennec, director of international development for Guide Michelin, has worked for the world-famous restaurant guide since 2003. Poullennec […]

Talent interview: Coming up trumps

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Apr 2017

After being told to change careers as an apprentice chef, Fernando Galbiati, executive chef, Trump International Golf Club explains how with persistence, hard work and passion he went on to achieve success. Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? Having grown up in the small town of Seregno near Lake Como, my roots […]

Lebanese organic café opens at Dubai World Trade Centre

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Apr 2017

Hala, Dubai’s new Lebanese organic café, has opened its doors, offering an authentic, wholesome dining experience from garden to kitchen. The venue comprises a blend of traditional and modern Levantine cuisine, pop culture artwork and a retail section. Ramy Sleiman, general manager, Hala said: “Hala is Levantine culture served on a plate of good-for-you, delicious […]

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