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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.

Chef Middle East to expand reach across the region

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Feb 2018

Chef Middle East plans to expand its presence across the region by following the mantra of CEO Steve Pyle – doing the simple things and doing them well.     Pyle was speaking to Catering News Middle East at Gulfood 2018 in Dubai World Trade Centre. “Our strategy is really a simple one – it

GALLERY: Gulfood through the lens of a camera

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Feb 2018

Gulfood shows no sign of letting up as crowds continue to flock to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this week. The Catering News team has captured some more of the magic…

GALLERY: A night of glamour to launch Flair No. 5

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Feb 2018

It was a case of glitz and glamour at the Ritz-Carlton in DIFC to celebrate the launch of Flair No. 5 this week…

VIDEO: Super foods is the next step for Peru

by Staff writer | 22 Feb 2018

After growing 69% in food trade to the UAE in 2017, Peru aims to achieve more than 100% growth this year. Speaking to Catering News Middle East on the side-lines of Gulfood 2018, Alvaro Silva-Santisteban, director, Peru Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism said: “Last year we did not just meet our monthly targets but

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