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New GM for Nobu Doha

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Jul 2017

Four Seasons Hotel Doha has appointed Gaurav Khanna as general manager of Nobu Doha. In his new role, Khanna will be responsible for overseeing restaurant operations of the world’s largest Nobu, which features a 192-seat dining area, two private dining rooms, multiple lounges, and catering operations. Khanna commented: “Working at Nobu Restaurants, let alone being […]

TripAdvisor teams up with Deliveroo to offer delivery service

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Jul 2017

TripAdvisor has announced that Deliveroo’s restaurant network will be integrated into its listings, allowing customers to order from 20,000 of Deliveroo’s restaurant sites spanning 12 countries. Deliveroo is the first food delivery service to integrate with TripAdvisor in the UAE, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Bertrand […]

Dubai unveils plans for AED5.5 billion food park

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Jul 2017

Dubai Holding is set to launch the AED 5.5 billion Dubai Food Park at Dubai Wholesale City, offering all categories of food-related services including modern infrastructure and ancillary services. The objective of the project is to enhance Dubai’s position as a regional hub for food trade and re-export of foodstuffs, facilitate access to new markets and […]

Ravioli & Co to open in Dubai’s DIFC

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Jul 2017

Ravioli & Co, an Italian trattoria, is set to open in August at Burj Daman in Dubai’s DIFC district. Specialising in fresh pasta made daily, the licensed concept is the creation of Khulood Khoury, from Jordan, and Greta Canevese, from Italy. Restaurant manager Rebecca Femino from Sicily will oversee operations. The kitchen will be headed up […]

Jones the Grocer to open at Emirates Golf Club

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Jul 2017

Jones the Grocer is set to open a new branch at Emirates Golf Club later this year, Catering News has learned. The news comes hot on the heels of an announcement last week that Le Classique, which has been operating for 29 years at Emirates Golf Club, will close at the end of July. In […]

Waldorf RAK chef heads to US for global culinary competition

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Jul 2017

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s executive chef Rudolf Segers will travel to Beverly Hills in the US for the third annual Taste of Waldorf Astoria culinary competition. Drawing on the heritage of Waldorf Astoria as a culinary innovator, five James Beard Rising Star Semi-Finalists have been paired with five Waldorf Astoria Master Chefs around the […]

La Petite Maison gears up for Abu Dhabi opening

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Jul 2017

La Petite Maison is set to open soon on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island bringing French-Mediterranean cuisine to the UAE capital. The Abu Dhabi location will have indoor seating, a lounge and a terrace with capacity for 140 diners. Earlier this year, La Petite Maison’s sister restaurant Coya opened at Al Maryah Island as part […]

Modhesh World introduces food truck park

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Jul 2017

Indoor edutainment destination Modhesh World at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), has introduced an indoor F&B park with 23 food trucks. Food Park DXB will occupy 5,500m2 of hall 1, DWTC, and will feature a soft play area and a cinema screen in addition to a variety of food options. Taimoor Khan, executive director, Now […]

The Business: Delivering the Goods

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Jul 2017

Having identified home delivery as a major growth opportunity, Jumeirah Restaurant Group rolled out its first delivery hub for The Noodle House brand, expanding its reach to 17 new locations and achieving record-breaking revenue. Crystal Chesters speaks to JRG general manager Emma Banks to find out more. When Jumeirah Restaurant Group (JRG) carried out a […]

New coffee shop opens at Somewhere Hotel Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Jul 2017

The 301-key Somewhere Hotel in Dubai’s Barsha Heights has opened #Somewhere Coffee Shop. The grab-and-go concept serves as a social hub and is connected to the hotel lobby. It offers freshly-brewed coffee, muffins, cookies, croissants and cakes. The venue features a 90m2 indoor space with rustic interiors seating up to 35 people, and an 80m2 […]

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