Interviews & Features

Opinion: On The Subject of Tourism

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Dec 2018

Zaid Maleh, managing director at Modul University, shines a light on the university that is empowering industry professionals and transforming them into the next generation of tourism industry leaders Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries, and an important part of the government’s diversification efforts to drive economic growth in the non-oil sectors. According

Everything you need to know about PatisFrance

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Dec 2018

Our Pastry Chef of the Year at The Leaders in F&B Awards, Nickola D’Souza, cake specialist at Steinberger Hotel Business Bay gives us her thoughts on using PatisFrance Source De Seduction Chocolate. The Chef Leaving behind a 11-year career in media, Nickola D’Souza, cake specialist at Steinberger Hotel Business Bay, found herself increasingly drawn towards the art of

Meet The Sponsors: Pulsar Foodstuff

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Nov 2018

Stephen Bennett, general manager, Pulsar Foodstuff, on partnering with the Big F&B Forum Why have you chosen to support the event? It is very important for Pulsar Foodstuff to continue to support events such as BNC Publishing’s Big F&B Forum as it allows us to stay in direct contact with our target clients, many of

Meet The Sponsors: Alto-Shaam

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Nov 2018

Gabriel Estrella Talentti, director, Alto-Shaam Middle East & Africa, on sponsoring The Big F&B Forum. Why did you choose to sponsor the event? Alto-Shaam chose to sponsor The Big F&B Forum because we value education and appreciate the opportunity the forum provides for industry professionals to come together, engage, and network. We’re looking forward to the event and

Pack Sustainable

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Marcus Toft, area manager, Duni Middle East & Africa on sustainability in the packaging industry. How would you explain sustainable packaging? It is all about the materials used which makes packaging sustainable in the sense that they must not contribute to global warming, as opposed to plastics made from fossil oil. The raw material must

OPINION: From Farm to Fork

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Ruth L. Petran, PhD, vice president, Food Safety and Public Health, Ecolab on food safety being a critical responsibility for F&B professionals. Food-borne illnesses may not be new problems, but they remain to be an important global challenge, including here, in the Middle East. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), developing countries are at

A Carnival of Flavours

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

Corporate beverage manager and head mixologist, Passion F&B, Sherine John, tells us about his journey in the world of mixology. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in South India and ironically I started my hospitality journey in the kitchen as a trainee Chef. It was while working in the kitchen at

COVER STORY: Luxury Redefined

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Nov 2018

With panoramic views overlooking a private beach, Turkish-grown hospitality brand Rixos Hotels opened the first all-inclusive resort in Abu Dhabi last month. The 378 key resort comprises of 366 rooms and suites, and 12 villas, each boasting either shared or private pools, direct access to the beach, and butler service. Mahak Mannan speaks to Hakan Petek, general manager, Rixos Saadiyat

Top 10 Trends Driving Millennial Travellers

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

In the current market, millennials are putting pressure on the leisure tourism industry with very specific demands. Hotels, airlines, and restaurants alike are going all out to ensure they are ready to host these new-age travellers. Hotels.com surveyed millennials in the UAE to find out just what makes them tick when they travel or when

Company Profile: Quality Kitchen

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

Aiman Joudeh, managing director, Quality Kitchen on how to build the perfect, stress-free kitchen Tell us a little bit about Quality Kitchen. In October 2010, a few dedicated and experienced professionals teamed up and took the challenge to pioneer a project-oriented company, Quality Kitchen Equipment Trading LLC. Since then, having proved its excellence and flexibility,









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