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Bord Bia promotes Irish produce on UAE Trade Mission

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Mar 2017

The Irish Food Board, Bord Bia, hosted a Trade Mission to the UAE during Gulfood 2017, promoting Irish produce in the region. The agency hosted two events with Michael Creed, Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Tara McCarty, CEO Bord Bia in attendance. The first event took place on 1 March at […]

Opinion: Martin Morales

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Mar 2017

Drawing on his experiences working with Steve Jobs and DJing all over the world, to being the pioneer of Peruvian food in the UK, chef and entrepreneur Martin Morales gives an insight into how creativity and business acumen can be applied to the world of restaurants, ahead of his keynote speech at the Global Restaurant […]

Health-focused restaurant opens at a Dubai medical centre

by Staff writer | 12 Mar 2017

Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre (DHTC) just launched new food and beverage concept, Eat Well, on its first floor. Eat Well is claimed to be the first science-based nutrition and sustainable eatery in Dubai with gluten and sugar-free dishes. Wellness chef Patrick Ikinofo said: “We aim to provide a universal and trusted standard for healthy […]

Eight restaurants to open at Sharjah’s Al Majaz Waterfront

by Staff writer | 12 Mar 2017

Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah will open eight new restaurants and cafés later this year in conjunction with the completion of the extension’s second phase. Sharjah Investment and Development Authority COO, Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer said: “Al Majaz Waterfront has become one of the leading tourist and leisure attractions in Sharjah, differentiating itself by providing […]

The Mahal Turkish restaurant opens in Dubai

by Staff writer | 12 Mar 2017

The Mahal Turkish restaurant, recently opened in Dragon Mart 2, Dubai. The venue marks a new chapter for the owner, Bora Meral, who already launched the concept in Turkey and the USA. Meral said: “The concept of Mahal brings a vibrant and contemporary restaurant with traditional Turkish roots to the Dubai dining scene. “Our vision […]

Dubai World Trade Centre introduces Le Petit Chef

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Mar 2017

Dubai World Trade Centre has launched its Le Petit Chef experience, which will run from 9 March – 27 May. A dining concept incorporating 3D projection mapping, the experience offers a six-course set menu and a show with ‘Le Petit Chef’. Nadine Beshir, concept creator of Le Petit Chef said: “The show is complemented by […]

Chefs take home 86 gold medals at Emirates Salon Culinaire

by Staff writer | 12 Mar 2017

The Emirates Salon Culinaire (ESC) took place at Dubai World Trade Centre during Gulfood 2017, from 26 February – 2 March. A total of 86 gold medals, 161 silver medals and 280 bronze medals were awarded during the five-day event. President of the Judges, chef Otto Weibel, who has been attending the ESC since 1993, commented: […]

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar welcomes new chef

by Staff writer | 09 Mar 2017

The recently-opened Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman has appointed Gaspare Greco as executive chef. Greco worked previously with Anantara as  executive chef of Anantara Kihavah Resort and Villas in the Maldives, where he oversaw the operations of five dining outlets and two bars. He also oversaw the pre-opening for Al Baleed Resort Salalah by […]

Food trade from Peru to Middle East increases exponentially

by Staff writer | 09 Mar 2017

Trade from Peru to the Middle East has increased radically from seven million dollars to US$436 million within five years.  Speaking to Catering News Middle East on the sidelines of Gulfood 2017, Ministry of foreign trade and tourism of Peru director, Alvaro Silva-Santisteban said: “The growth in terms of export has not just been sustainable, […]

Interview: Luke Thomas

by Staff writer | 09 Mar 2017

Luke Thomas, known as the world’s youngest head chef, was in Dubai to launch a new menu at Retro Feasts, and appear at Taste of Dubai, which took place at Media City Ampitheatre from 9 – 11 March. He speaks to Catering News about plans for Dubai and the launch of his new restaurant in London’s […]

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