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Signature Food Festival takes over IHG Hotels

by Mahak Mannan | 02 Apr 2018

InterContinental Hotels Group has launched a region wide Signature Food Festival to celebrate the culinary feast of flavours available across its restaurants. From 1-28 April, 50 of the finest restaurants across IHG hotels are creating signature three course menus that are specially priced for one month only. James Britchford, vice president, sales & marketing, India,

UAE Chefs Crowned Champions at Young Chefs Hotel Challenge

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Mar 2018

Three chefs from Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre beat chefs from across the globe to emerge winners at the Young chefs Hotel Challenge in Italy last week.  After being shortlisted in Dubai in 2017, Jr sous chef Kamru Zzamon, first commis Mary Rose Perez and Jr sous commis Chaminda Roshan trained for months under

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

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

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

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

ADNH appoints new CEO

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Feb 2017

Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) has appointed Khalid Anib as its new chief executive officer. ADHN is a local hotel owner, asset management company and hospitality group that encompasses hotels, restaurants, catering and transportation services within the capital of the UAE. Anib said: “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with an organisation recognised

TAKE 10: On a budget

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Jan 2017

Despite its reputation for luxury and as home to the world’s only “7-star” hotel, the UAE has seen a significant shift towards mid-market hotels, according to JLL. The consultancy found that about half the 3,600 new hotel rooms entering the Dubai market late last year had a 3-star or lower rating. Here, Shibu Baby, general

5 Minutes With… SAGMA CORP

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Dec 2016

5 minutes with… Myriam Redouane, hospitality regional director, SAGMA CORP. Can you provide some details about the company history? Sagma Corp is a master distribution company based in Dubai. We’ve been operating since 2009 and specialise in the distribution of French niche perfumes and luxury guest amenities. We currently cover most of the GCC and









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