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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

Latin Fruit Bar HOLA Opens in La Mer

by Staff writer | 26 Feb 2018

Inspired by the vibrant Latin American flair, HOLA is the latest addition to the beachfront development, La Mer. Offering a selection of fruit based delicacies, Dubai’s first fruit bar HOLA was conceptualised by Emirati brothers Ali and Yousef Karmostaji as a result of Ali’s frequent visits to Latin America. Inspired by the passionate fruit street

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa welcomes new Executive Chef

by Staff writer | 25 Feb 2018

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa has appointed Clive Micallef as its new Executive Chef. Bringing almost two decades of international hospitality and restaurant experience ranging from Malta and United Kingdom to the United Arab Emirates, Chef Clive will be overseeing the culinary operations for the resort’s banquet, in-room dining services, outside catering and

Giving in to the craving

by Patrick Ryan | 25 Feb 2018

Intent on substance before style, executive chef Shashwat Shivam, is putting taste at the top of the menu at Jodhpur Royal Dining to keep guests coming back for more. Patrick Ryan hears how Indian street food and home cooking are getting the fine dining treatment. Interpretations of Indian food have expanded the cuisine in unimaginable

Italian food export to the UAE reaches over $350 million

by Staff writer | 25 Feb 2018

More than 190 Italian companies took part in the Italian Food Lab at Gulfood this year. Displaying products from cheese, coffee and pasta to agricultural produce, Italian exhibitors at Gulfood are looking to benefit from the growing trade in the region. “According to recent reports, the food and beverage sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council

M&S launches new vegetarian range of products in the Gulf

by Staff writer | 25 Feb 2018

The food and beverage branch of the outlet has created a new range of products for vegetarians, flexitarians and consumers looking for plant based food products. Building on the growing demand of healthy eating, Marks & Spencer has launched their Veggie range, which includes a selection of dishes like the Edamame Bean Burgers and Sweetcorn

VIDEO: TSSC targets new restaurant and hotel openings before Expo 2020

by Staff writer | 25 Feb 2018

TSSC is looking to build on the growth in demand leading up to Dubai Expo 2020. Speaking on the sidelines of Gulfood 2018, Bahar said: “There are 1600 new restaurants coming to the UAE in the next year so we are looking at that and understand that Dubai Expo 2020 is around the corner too.

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