Royal Central Hotel The Palm Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

  The 5-star resort at The Palm features 207 rooms and suites where guests will have access to a private beaches while enjoying unhindered views of landmarks such as Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab. Ahmad Al Abdulla, Chairman of central hotels, said, “We are very excited to announce the soft opening of the

Categories revealed: Leaders in F&B Awards 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

Following the success of the first two editions, The Leaders in F&B Awards, hosted by Hotel & Catering News Middle East, A BNC Publishing title, is back for its third year running. The event celebrates excellence and innovation in the region’s food and beverage industry, and is split into Restaurant and People categories. Keeping up

France tops list of cheese imports to the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Jul 2018

The UAE imported over 18,000 tonnes of European cheese in 2017, of which French cheese accounted for a total of 2,725 tonnes. The UAE is one of the largest importers of European cheese according to the latest statistics from the European Union (EU), with 18,485 tonnes imported. Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Kuwait also underscored

Protein Bakeshop launches six new products

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Jul 2018

The venue has replaced refined sugar with natural sugars, increased the amount of good fats and protein to improve the overall nutritional profile of desserts. New to the shelves this month are six new truffle flavours including butter truffles, almond truffles, dark chocolate truffles, coconut truffles, nut bites and chocolate bites. All Protein Bakeshop ingredients

UAE Office for Future Food Security Explores Aquaculture

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Jul 2018

The UAE Office for Future Food Security held a workshop with representatives from fish farms and stakeholders from the public and private sectors, to explore the challenges in aquaculture. Organised in collaboration with the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) team, and in preparation for the National Strategy for Future Food Security, which is set to be

ExpoCulinaire 2019 to take place in Sharjah

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Jun 2018

A series of culinary competitions accompanied by a new trade exhibition aims to change the landscape of the cooking and baking industry in the region. Traditionally held in February within the Gulfood exhibition, the Worldchefs accredited Emirates International Salon Culinaire will move to an exciting new home in 2019. A platform that will put chefs,

Glee Hospitality Solutions to strengthen portfolio

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Jun 2018

Since being established in 2009, Glee Hospitality Solutions have worked to offer end-to-end solutions in restaurant concept development and restaurant management. With 10 concepts currently under the company’s management, Glee has now announced an additional 12 new projects in the pipeline, working with local talent and businesses to deliver an array of unique and exciting

Beach and spa tops UAE holidaymakers wish list

by Mahak Mannan | 20 Jun 2018

Results of a Hilton survey unveils insights on UAE holiday seeker preferences and inspirations. With the summer holiday upon us, more than one-third (35%) of UAE travellers say they are more likely to go on a relaxation holiday, such as a beach or spa destination, as opposed to a sports and adventure trip or city break,

Urban retrEAT opens its doors in Yas Mall

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Jun 2018

The new venue located on the second floor, close to Ferrari World will be a hub for the local community Urban retrEAT, Abu Dhabi’s first food incubator, has opened its doors to the general public to bring together local food vendors from across the UAE in a fun and quirky space. Visitors will be taken

Only 20% of UAE residents consume the required level of protein

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Jun 2018

Despite the growing trend of protein-enriched foods, 80% of UAE residents claim that they do not reach the daily intake of protein. The finding was revealed in a new survey conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Arla Foods, in an effort to better understand consumers’ attitudes towards protein and drive awareness around the importance of

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