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Trump International Golf Club appoints executive chef

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Mar 2017

Executive chef Fernando Galbiati has been appointed to head up the culinary team at the recently opened Clubhouse at Trump International Golf Club, Dubai. Having first moved to Dubai in 2012, the Italian chef has worked at Cavalli Club, Bice Restaurant at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach and Social by Heinz Beck at The Waldorf Astoria […]

Italian chef takes helm of Dubai’s Pierchic

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Mar 2017

Paolo Bellamio, previous head chef at Trattoria has taken on the role of executive chef at Pierchic. Both restaurants are located at Madinat Jumeirah. Bellamio, from Italy, moved to Dubai in 2010 and has worked at Café Florian; on board the Costa Crociere cruise liner, where he catered for 2,700 passengers; and at Rosso at […]

Solutions Leisure Group to open nightclub in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Mar 2017

Solutions Leisure Group will open homegrown nightclub concept, Inner City Zoo at the upcoming Rixos The Walk Hotel, JBR, Dubai, in the summer of 2017. The venue marks the company’s entry into the UAE’s nightclub scene and the return to the nightlife sector for Solutions Leisure managing director, Paul Evans, and creative director Freek Teusink, […]

S. Pellegrino Young Chef semifinals to take place in Dubai for first time

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Feb 2017

The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award is back for the third year to find the world’s best young chef. The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award is back for the third year to find the world’s best young chef. The Middle East and Africa semifinal, which is scheduled for October 2017, will take place in Dubai for the […]

Dubai’s Play Restaurant and Lounge to open first international location

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Feb 2017

Dubai-founded concept, Play Restaurant and Lounge, will open its first international location at Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes, France, in the summer of 2017.  The Cannes restaurant will be a permanent pop-up during the peak summer months, from July to September. Play Dining Group chairman, Rashid Galadari commented: “When we were creating the concept behind […]

Gulfood Innovation Awards winners revealed

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Feb 2017

Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world’s largest annual food industry exhibition crowned its Innovation Awards winners at a ceremony held at the Conrad Hotel on Sunday 26 February. The Innovation Awards, sponsored by Al Dahra, recognise and honour new and improved innovations and technologies being adopted by Gulfood exhibitors. One of the companies […]

Putting France first

by Staff writer | 27 Feb 2017

Business France, the national agency supporting the French economy, is showcasing around 70 companies at Gulfood 2017. Business France director in the Middle East, Marc Cagnard, said: “France is recognised for its technical expertise and high quality products, especially in the food sector, and the Middle East is an important market for us, with the […]

Kiwi flavour with NZMP

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Feb 2017

NZMP, the ingredients brand of Fonterra, exporter of dairy products, is making its standalone debut at Gulfood after spending 40 years partnering with Middle Eastern and African food and beverage manufacturers. A senior figure with the firm said Gulfood is a strategic event that offers the NZMP team, from New Zealand, the chance to connect […]

Invest Northern Ireland stands tall at Gulfood 2017

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Feb 2017

One of the up and coming markets that is creating a stir at Gulfood this year is Northern Ireland. Invest Northern Ireland head of business development – Middle East, Food Division, Karl Devlin said: “I’m delighted that so many Northern Irish food companies are active in the Middle East market. “It’s great to see more […]

Lavazza showcases new range at Gulfood 2017

by Staff writer | 27 Feb 2017

The Italian coffee producer Lavazza is showcasing its existing product range along with its new coffee blend ‘¡Tierra!’ at Gulfood, which runs until 2 March.     The company is exhibiting all its range of products for each of the café, restaurant and hotel sectors. Its latest product launch, ¡Tierra!, is exclusively available for the food […]

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