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Manzil Downtown takes on new head chef

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Sep 2017

Manzil Downtown has welcomed Salvatore Barcellona as its new head chef. In his new role, Barcellona will lead the culinary operations of the hotel’s dining venues, including The Courtyard, Boulevard Kitchen and Nezesaussi Grill. He will be tasked with managing the food preparation process and creating a varied menu with fresh, high-quality, seasonal and local […]

Tobacco and fizzy drinks to be taxed in UAE from 1 October

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Sep 2017

Details of the new excise tax set to come into effect in the UAE on 1 October, were revealed on Wednesday at a press conference in Dubai. It was announced previously that excise tax would be imposed on tobacco and energy drinks at 100%, carbonated drinks at 50% and tobacco products at 100%. The government […]

Bamboo Kitchen opens at Habtoor Grand

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Sep 2017

Thai restaurant Bamboo Kitchen has opened its doors at Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection in Dubai. Bamboo kitchen is described as a cosy and serene traditional Thai restaurant with a casual dining ambience, authentic Thai food. It has a terrace surrounded by gardens and water features and will offer live entertainment from a Thai dancer […]

Chef Middle East launches Taste of Autumn in October 2017

by Staff writer | 28 Sep 2017

Chef Middle East is launching Taste of Autumn event, a unique platform for suppliers and customers to meet and interact; discuss the latest food trends, share industry insights, taste products sourced from all over the world and find out more about Chef Middle East, the one-stop solution for all your quality food and beverage requirements. […]

Italian restaurant opens in Dubai’s JLT

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Sep 2017

Via Vita restaurant has opened in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers Cluster V, offering Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. Fronted by The OmNom Project, the interiors are inspired by the streets of southern Italy with dashes of turquoise, pale blues and greens and its own olive tree and Vespa. The menu brings traditional cooking and authenticity to […]

Shortlist revealed for Leaders in F&B Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Sep 2017

Catering News Middle East, a BNC Publishing title, has revealed the highly anticipated shortlist for the Leaders in F&B Awards, set to take place on 30 October at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi. With more than 350 entries to this year’s awards, the competition was tough and only those candidates lucky enough to be shortlisted will […]

Essential tech for F&B industry highlighted at GulfHost

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Sep 2017

With 77% smartphone penetration across the GCC, the emergence of a new digital customer has put pressure on the food and beverage sector to stay relevant and for outlets to keep a competitive edge. From embracing social media to developing apps, the inaugural trade show GulfHost 2017 provided access to industry experts to discover the […]

Movenpick appoints vice president sales

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Sep 2017

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Julien Bonafous as vice president sales, a new role created to support the hospitality firm’s ongoing expansion drive. Bonafous’ 20-year career in the hotel industry has comprised several senior sales and marketing roles with key international players including Starwood, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group. Paul Mulcahy, senior vice president […]

Major names in travel catering agree cooperative alliance

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Sep 2017

Two big names in travel catering, the International Flight Services Association (IFSA) and The Mercurys, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to recognise excellence and foster knowledge transfer. The objective of the agreement is to enhance the opportunity for The Mercurys under SIALME and for IFSA to collaborate and introduce initiatives that will support the […]

Fish Market at Radisson Blu Deira re-opens after refurbishment

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Sep 2017

The Fish Market at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek has re-opened following a complete refurbishment with a fresh look, an updated menu and a new logo. While the restaurant has retained favourites such as fish curry and lemon butter prawns, three new menus have been introduced – a wine menu, a cocktail menu and […]









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