hospitality

Fast-casual segment to take over fine dining in the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Apr 2018

New food and beverage concepts must focus on bringing value for money in the over-saturated market, according to CEO of a new hospitality business. Youssef El Habbal, CEO of Serenity Hospitality, Abu Dhabi, says the key to success for new food concepts in the UAE is understanding the gaps in the market as well as

Danat Al Ain Resort appoints new Executive Chef

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Mar 2018

The five start resort has announced the appointment of Tarek Mouriess as their new executive chef.  The Egyptian Chef brings more than 25 years of culinary experience to his new role, which involves working under several hospitality brands like Hilton and Rotana. Mouriess is now responsible for leading the kitchen teams across all Danat Al

Ritz-Carlton DIFC makes new appointment

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Mar 2018

Andrea Magno has joined The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) as executive assistant manager – food and beverage. Joining the hotel with over 15 years of professional hospitality experience, Magno will be responsible for all aspects of the hotel’s food and beverage operations and culinary departments. Prior to joining the team at The Ritz-Carlton,

Six Senses Zighy Bay appoints new pastry chef

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2018

Omani chef, Ahood Al Owaisah joins the luxury hotel as the first female pastry commis. Chef Al Owaisah will be developing her dessert and sweet-making skills in the main kitchen of Six Senses Zighy Bay while making traditional and international treats for resort’s visitors.  Al Owaisah comes from Barka and is excited to venture in

Categories for the 2018 Leaders in Hospitality Awards

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Mar 2018

Below are the categories for the 2018 Leaders in Hospitality Awards which are taking place at the St Regis Dubai on 29 April… LEADERS IN HOSPITALITY HOTEL CATEGORIES: New Hotel A hotel that has brought an exciting new concept and energy to the Middle Eastern market. This hotel will combine creativity, originality and an excellent

Steigenberger Hotel appoints new Director of Food and Beverage

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Feb 2018

Andrew Vieira has joined the hotel as Director of Food & Beverage to head the property’s culinary operations. With 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Vieira started his career in his hometown, London before moving to the Middle East with Jumeirah Group where he worked for six years and Emaar Hospitality for three

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa welcomes new Executive Chef

by Staff writer | 25 Feb 2018

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa has appointed Clive Micallef as its new Executive Chef. Bringing almost two decades of international hospitality and restaurant experience ranging from Malta and United Kingdom to the United Arab Emirates, Chef Clive will be overseeing the culinary operations for the resort’s banquet, in-room dining services, outside catering and

VIDEO: Food export from Chile on the rise

by Staff writer | 19 Feb 2018

With food export on the rise logistic services between Chile and the Middle East needs to be addressed too. Over the past year, trade between the two countries has been going strong and is expected to increase further in 2018, according to Alejandro Buvinic, director, ProChile. “We have increased about 50% over all in terms

W Dubai – The Palm makes new appointments

by Staff writer | 18 Feb 2018

Set to open later this year, W Dubai – The Palm has made new appointments and are looking to fill 500 more roles for the property. The hotel, that will house 350 sea-facing guest rooms and suites on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, has recently filled the role of W – Insider and are

Consumer spend in the F&B sector set to increase

by Staff writer | 14 Feb 2018

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) will deliver the strongest regional growth for the international food and beverage industry, a report has found. High birth rates, expanding cities and growing employment will be the key factors behind a positive outlook in the region according to the Gulfood Global Industry Outlook Report. The report follows a









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