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Argentinian grill opens at Jeddah’s Rocco Forte hotel

by Crystal Chesters | 18 May 2017

Pampas restaurant has opened at Assila Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Jeddah, offering Argentinian-style grilled meat and seafood. The space has been created by Olga Polizzi, director of design for Rocco Forte Hotels and well-known designer Martin Brudnizki. Chef de cuisine, Lucas Adrian Farias, an Argentinean national who began his career in Buenos Aires […]

Chef Middle East inaugurates AED75 million distribution centre

by Crystal Chesters | 16 May 2017

Chef Middle East, a regional supplier of quality foods to the hotel, dining and airline industries, has inaugurated its AED75 million distribution centre at Dubai Investments Park (DIP). Omar Al Mesmar, general manager of DIP, attended the grand opening and cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the 10,000m2 facility. He said: “The substantial investment […]

Dubai’s Marta Yanci opens restaurant in Belgium

by Crystal Chesters | 15 May 2017

Chef Marta Yanci, who operates a catering company and restaurant in Dubai, will open her first international location in Belgium with Mixto Restaurant. Located in Waterloo, Belgium, Mixto will offer tapas with beverage pairings underlined by sustainable principles. Chef Marta Yanci commented: “The opening of Mixto in Europe seeks to showcase the best of Dubai’s […]

Opinion: HR strategies for growth of a restaurant start-up

by Crystal Chesters | 14 May 2017

Establishing a restaurant business from scratch is not easy, however the roadmap to success usually hinges on the people behind the business says Thomas Mielke, managing director, Aethos Consulting Group. Restaurant entrepreneurs, when faced with the opportunity to expand, should ask themselves, ‘why do I want to grow in the first place?’ Growth for growth’s […]

UAE finalist announced for Chaine des Rotisseurs chef competition

by Crystal Chesters | 14 May 2017

The UAE heats for the third edition of the Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Chefs Competition 2017 took place on Thursday 27 April at ICCA with 13 chefs from the country competing to go to the final. The competition was headed up by Chef Daniel Hiltbrunner CMC, conseiller culinaire honoraire who unveiled a mystery box for […]

US-Japanese brand Katsuya by Starck arrives in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 14 May 2017

US-founded Japanese restaurant brand Katsuya by Starck has opened its first UAE venue at doors at Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah. The full-service upscale brand combines Japanese and Californian cuisine and has locations in LA, Las Vegas, South Beach, Kuwait and now Dubai, with more venues to open around the world. The […]

Royal Catering opens retail and dining concept

by Crystal Chesters | 14 May 2017

Abu Dhabi-based Royal Catering has introduced Delecto, a boutique retail and gourmet dining concept. The space features a showroom with eight themed culinary corners and an open kitchen. The retail area offers Royal Catering’s signature sweet and savoury creations, gifts and hampers. Dr. B.R.Shetty, chairman, Royal Catering said: “Royal Catering is renowned country-wide for producing […]

New nightclub arrives at Dubai’s Wafi Complex

by Crystal Chesters | 13 May 2017

Megamix has launched Omni Dubai, a new nightlife space located at Wafi Complex. The inaugural weekend on 4-5 May featured live performances from DJs Hatem Al Iraqi and Maya Diab. The newly redeveloped 20,000ft2 venue features a main club, balcony level and bar area and will have light shows with moving heads and LED effects. […]

Talent: Mai Phuong, Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah

by Crystal Chesters | 11 May 2017

Originally from Hanoi, Vietnam, Mai Phuong joined Lao at Waldorf Astoria on the pre-opening team in 2013 and has since helped to reposition the restaurant’s culinary offer, changing the menu from South East Asian fare to authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? I started work in east Germany as […]

Novikov introduces new lounge concept

by Crystal Chesters | 11 May 2017

Pan-Asian restaurant and bar, Novikov has launched Novikov Lounge, which offers drinks and Pan-Asian bites. Connected to the restaurant, the lounge menu features a selection of Novikov specialities, including sashimi, sushi, dim sum and chargrilled options. Gianluca Penna, restaurant manager said: “We are always striving to ensure that we offer a unique dining experience and […]

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