New mobile application aims to increase F&B spending across region

by Staff writer | 07 Feb 2018

A Dubai based startup application– Weytr, that allows users to place their order without speaking to staff members, and have it then delivered directly to them, is set to launch early this year. The mobile application aims to cut down the time staff spends on each guests by 61% and increase the average order value 

Living history at Gulfood with Ile de France

by Patrick Ryan | 03 Feb 2018

Cheese lovers will have a taste of history with the presence of the Ile de France range at Gulfood 2018 which runs from February 18-22 in Dubai’s World Trade Centre (DWTC). The brand is named after the ship which first imported brie and camembert cheeses into the USA in 1936. The name Ile de France

Gulfood gets that French Touch with Elle & Vire

by Patrick Ryan | 03 Feb 2018

Born from a 70 year-old Norman dairy savoir-faire, Excellence cream 35.1% fat has an authentic dairy taste without sacrificing on performance, reveals a spokesperson for Elle & Vire Professionnel. “It offers consistency all year round and that is one of the reasons that the best chefs and craftsmen around the world choose it,” said a

Supplier profile: La Cimbali

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Jan 2018

Catering News Middle East catches up with La Cimbali’s Bruno Pignattelli, export director Middle & Far East why his firm is one of the leading lights when it comes to coffee equipment… When was your company established?  The history of the group began with Giuseppe Cimbali’s entrepreneurial decision, in 1912, to open a small copper-working shop in

Emirates Culinary Guild sets new world record for most tea in one cup

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Jan 2018

Emirates Culinary Guild has set a new Guinness World Record for the most hot tea in one cup. Members of the guild teamed up with Global Village and Mindset to set the new record of 5000 litres in one cup  – breaking the previous record of 4o50 litres which had been set last year in

King Koil opens flagship store in Ibn Battuta Mall

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Jan 2018

Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Company LLC (DFMC) has announced the official opening of King Koil’s flagship store at Ibn Battuta Mall. The new showroom is the 11th store, for the mattress manufacturer, across the UAE and there are plans to open four more showrooms in the first quarter of 2018 that will have the same interiors. During

Knowcross and Interel integrate guest system

by Staff writer | 11 Jan 2018

Knowcross, a guest service management solution for hotels, has announced the integration of its guest request management system with Interel, provider of guest room management systems for the hospitality industry. With this integration, guest requests made from the Interel glass switches in the room can be processed identically to requests made from a guest mobile

Chef Middle East expands portfolio with Lactalis partnership

by Patrick Ryan | 02 Jan 2018

Leading regional supplier Chef Middle East has signed a major deal with, dairy food producer, Lactalis. The new business partnership between the companies is effective immediately and both firms are adamant that the deal will only strengthen their positions in the market. Olivia Hingray, food service sales manager UAE at Lactalis said: “Being in the

Moroccan Bazaar lights up the new year

by Patrick Ryan | 30 Dec 2017

 2017 was a busy year for Moroccan Bazaar having worked on two of the year’s biggest hotel projects in the Middle East. The Mondrian Doha in Qatar and the Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar in Oman, both received plaudits and recognition globally as two highlights of one of the most active years in the hospitality industry

VIDEO: Blue Ribbon launches new showroom

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Dec 2017

Hotel News Middle East speaks to Blue Ribbon managing director Prakash Menon about his company’s new showroom. Menon believes the showroom sets Blue Ribbon apart as leaders when it comes to supplying top-end luxury to the hospitality industry – from fine china and premium cutlery to linen, furniture and more. What sets Blue Ribbon aside

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