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Feature: Say Cheese!

by Staff writer | 01 Feb 2018

As demand for French cheese soars in the Middle East, Catering News visits the cheese-making regions of the east of France to explore the traditions, techniques and talent behind some of the country’s best-love varieties. While consumption of French cheese in the region is at an all-time high, many chefs and consumers are unaware of

Eat Artisanal Bakery to open second location in Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Jan 2018

Eat Artisanal Bakery is opening a second location in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) – following the success of its first branch in Bay Square. A spokesperson for Eat Artisanal Bakery described it as a “true member of the communities in which it is based”. “Eat Artisanal Bakery promotes a healthy, balanced diet and is

Talabat’s managing director delivers answers

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Nov 2017

Kutlu Kaan Haliloglu, managing director, UAE and Oman for Talabat speaks to Catering News Middle East… You joined Talabat in 2013 – what experience did you bring to the role?  Coming from Yemeksepeti – the leading online food delivery platform in Turkey which is one of the oldest and biggest online delivery platforms in the

VIDEO: Hipsters revolutionise UAE workwear

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Sep 2017

 Hipster-led trends have revolutionised UAE workwear according to a Dubai-based designer. David Sprakes, design and production manager at Dubai-based hospitality uniform manufacturers A. Ronai, was speaking ahead of The Hotel Show Dubai which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 18 -20 September as part of Dubai International Hospitality Week. Sprakes said: “I have noticed

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

COUNTRY REPORT: The Ottoman Empire

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Nov 2016

 It’s no secret that 2016 has been a trying year for Turkey, with multiple terror attacks and a failed coup attempt under its belt. But despite recent challenges, government incentives and Turkey’s Vision 2023 tourism strategy is set to bolster tourism and drive visitors back to the region. Hotel News ME analyses how new sub-sectors

INTERVIEW: The first lady

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Nov 2016

According to a study conducted by Mercer, a quarter of Middle Eastern organisations have no female leadership in their 100 most senior roles. Meanwhile, women leaders hold more than 30% of senior positions in only 4% of organisations. Here, Rania Bawalsa, hotel manager, Mövenpick Resort Petra and Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel discusses women in leadership

Founding chairperson of Doha Housekeepers Association to speak at 2016 Executive Housekeepers Conference

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Nov 2016

The second edition of Hotel News ME’s Executive Housekeepers Conference, which is set to take place on November 21, 2016 at the Conrad Hotel Dubai will welcome Prabhat Shukla, the founding chairperson of Kuwait Housekeepers Group, established in 2009 and now The Doha Housekeepers Association. Shukla brings with him 16 years of extensive experience in housekeeping,

Pipeline Yearbook 2017 to highlight female leaders in hospitality

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Nov 2016

Hotel News ME’s annual publication, The Pipeline Yearbook will return for a 2017 edition with a special focus on female leaders in hospitality. Featuring exclusive hotel pipeline news and a guide to key territories, the Pipeline Yearbook 2017 will place insight from leading female hoteliers in a first of its kind collaboration across the MENA

Four Seasons Dubai welcomes new General Manager

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Nov 2016

Four Seasons Dubai has appointed Leonardo Baiocchi as the new general manager. Baiocchi arrives at the Four Seasons Resort, Dubai from his latest stint in Istanbul where he led both Four Seasons properties as the general manager for five years. “I was one of the pioneers at clustering Four Seasons hotels under the same management,”









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