FrieslandCampina targets GCC expansion

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Mar 2018

Following their launch in the UAE  last year, FrieslandCampina aims to go strong in 2018. Speaking to Catering News Middle East Stefan Hoonhoud, business development manager, FrieslandCampina Middle East said, “We are trying out a few new innovations but are focusing on Debic at this year’s Gulfood. “Our aim is to break into the food

SugarMoo Launches First Sit Down Lounge

by Staff writer | 19 Feb 2018

SugarMoo Desserts has launched their first ever sit down concept at One Third Food Hall – the UAE’s first concept featuring only homegrown brands situated in Dar Wasl, a new community in Jumeirah, Dubai that aims to form a development of affordable, good quality and innovative food and beverage concepts that empower talented entrepreneurs. Referred

Feature: Pitching a restaurant concept to investors

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Dec 2017

If you had the chance to present your restaurant concept to a panel of investors, what would they most want to know? Jennifer Pettinger-Haines, founder of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum, finds out. One of the highlights of the upcoming Global Restaurant Investment Forum, being held at Palazzo Versace Dubai from 12-14 March, 2018, is

Everything you need to know about the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

This page answers some frequently asked questions about the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017. ***NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: 7 September 2017*** How do I nominate? You can either download the categories, nomination guidelines and nomination form using the below links or email catering@bncpublishing.net to have them sent to you. Send your completed nomination form(s) to catering@bncpublishing.net by Thursday

CATEGORIES: Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

The Leaders in F&B Awards 2017 will celebrate the leading restaurants and individuals working in the Middle East’s F&B industry. The full list of 18 categories is detailed below. For nomination enquiries and to request a nomination form, please contact catering@bncpublishing.net  RESTAURANTS *Please note: nominated venues can be within a hotel or stand-alone concepts, owned by

Video: How AccorHotels redefined its F&B strategy

by Staff writer | 12 Apr 2017

BNC Publishing hospitality group editor, Crystal Chesters interviewed AccorHotels chief executive officer group food & beverage, Amir Nahai at the Global Restaurant Investment Forum at Fairmont The Palm Dubai on 11 April, about his strategies for the development of the group’s global F&B offering.

Gulfood 2017 Highlights

by Staff writer | 08 Mar 2017

The 22nd edition of Gulfood opened its doors at Dubai World Trade Centre on March 26, 2017. Over the course of 5 days, 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries participated in the exhibition and below are some of the highlights from the different stands.

‘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

Global Restaurant Investment Forum partners with AccorHotels

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Feb 2017

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum 2017 (GRIF), an annual networking and intelligence event for the international restaurant and hospitality community powered by Michelin, has partnered with AccorHotels for its fourth edition. GRIF, which will be held from 10-12 April 2017 at Fairmont The Palm in Dubai, will provide a macroeconomic overview of the F&B industry.

Hotel gives out free lunches to taxi drivers

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Feb 2017

A Dubai based hotel teamed up with the Roads Transport Authority (RTA) to give out 300 free packed lunches to taxi drivers. The M Hotel Downtown gave out the lunches on Tuesday, 7 February, and Wednesday, 8 February, as part of their community project between 1-3pm. Daniel Mathew, the General Manager of M Hotel Downtown

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