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Gulfood Interview: Valrhona

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Feb 2017

French premium chocolate manufacturer, Valrhona, will showcase its new Inspiration range at Gulfood 2017. Why are you attending Gulfood in 2017? Since 2009, Valrhona has been significantly growing in the Middle Eastern area, and Gulfood has been a key rendez-vous to meet with our customers (chefs or F&B managers) from the whole Arabic peninsula and […]

Gulfood interview: Koita

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Feb 2017

Mustafa Koita established Koita in 2013 with the objective of bringing premium and organic food products to consumers in the Middle East.  This year marks Koita’s third appearance at Gulfood and the company looks forward to showcasing its three ranges of Koita Milk including organic, lactose-free and non-GMO soy varieties. Why are you attending Gulfood […]

City Walk hosts picnic celebration as part of Dubai Food Festival

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Feb 2017

To celebrate Dubai Food Festival, City Walk by Meraas is hosting ‘Taste the Urban Life’ in partnership with Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE). Taste the Urban Life will be a “picnic adventure” with a selection of dining experience and entertainment held across three weekends of […]

Gulfood 2017 opens its doors

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Feb 2017

The 22nd edition of Gulfood opened its doors at Dubai World Trade Centre today and will run until 2 March. Spread across 1,000,000 ft2, the exhibition is expected to receive up to 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries over five days. Dubai World Trade Centre senior vice president, exhibitions & event management, Trixie LohMirmand, commented: […]

Simply Italian opens on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

by Staff writer | 26 Feb 2017

The Ginza Group has announced the opening of Simply Italian in Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.  Sardinian head chef, Mauro Altea, has incorporated recipes from his grandmother into the menu. He said: “The inspiration behind our menu came from watching my nonna in the kitchen as a child. “It is through her teachings […]

Food Trends: Meal Delivery Plans

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Feb 2017

Meal delivery plans are becoming more sophisticated as companies offer everything from set packages catered to specific needs to bespoke programmes designed by nutritionists. Catering News investigates. Meal delivery plans have been growing in popularity in the Middle East region over the past few years, driven by an increased awareness of healthy eating, and demand […]

‘Foodpreneur’ sessions to take place during Dubai Food Festival

by Staff writer | 26 Feb 2017

The Bureau Dubai is hosting a series of free sessions targeting the ‘Foodpreneurial’ community of Dubai. The sessions will take place from 23 February to 11 March 2017 at The Etisalat Beach Canteen in line with Dubai Food Festival. The Bureau Dubai co-founder, Shahzad Bhatti commented: “This will be a great event to exchange ideas and […]

Interview: Stuart Gillies

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Feb 2017

Ahead of his appearance at the Global Restaurant Investment Forum in Dubai in April, Stuart Gillies, CEO, Gordon Ramsay Group discusses the company’s plans for the future. Chef and restaurateur Stuart Gillies was promoted to chief executive officer of Gordon Ramsay Group in March 2016, following more than a decade working with the company, one […]

Food and Hospitality Oman returns for 12th edition

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Feb 2017

The 12th edition of Food and Hospitality Oman 2017 will take place from 16 – 18 October 2017 at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sultanate of Oman. The largest dedicated food and hospitality show in Oman, it will highlight food and drinks, confectionery, dairy products, ingredients, gourmet and healthy foods, tea and coffee products, catering […]

Russo’s unveils aggressive growth plans for Middle East

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Feb 2017

Russo’s Restaurants will expand throughout the Middle East over the next 10 years with an aggressive multi-unit franchise growth strategy. Russo’s UAE franchise partner, Prime Hospitality, will open the region’s first Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen concept at The Pointe in Dubai in Q3, which has a new prototype designed exclusively for Middle East development. This […]









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