The Oberoi goes SLOW

by Dina Maaty | 04 Jun 2015

In accordance with Ramadan’s spirit of purity and endowing back to society, the culinary team of the Oberoi has embraced the ‘SLOW- Sustainable, Local, Organic and Wholesome’ food philosophy. The aim of this initiative is to support local agrarians, use organic produce and reduce carbon footprint by sourcing ingredients from indigenous farms. The Oberoi, Dubai

Green Globe Certification for EAHM

by Dina Maaty | 04 Jun 2015

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) has become the first hospitality school in the world to receive the Green Globe Certification. Ron Hilvert, managing director of EAHM said: “We are proud to receive this certification and we strongly believe in creating an environment that allows students and colleagues to adapt to a sustainable future

Mawasim Organic Market launches in Abu Dhabi

by Dina Maaty | 04 Jun 2015

The Mall at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi recently launched the ‘Mawasim Organic Market’. Taking place every Friday from 2pm – 8pm on the Ground Floor of the Mall, shoppers can expect an array of nutritious, seasonal fruits and vegetables that have been sourced from the EU organically certified, local farm ‘Mawasim’. Talal Al Dhiyebi,

Savarin serves up Quality Desserts

by Dina Maaty | 04 Jun 2015

Established by the former senior vice president at Emirates Flight Catering, with the sole focus of designing and producing high-quality desserts for large-volume segments, Savarin will launch in June. Savarin co-founder Jan Bijsterbosch says: “We produce desserts that are of a gourmet quality, are made from high quality and natural ingredients, that combine hand-made care

Farming for Hospitality

by Dina Maaty | 04 Jun 2015

The Alila Jabal Akhdar resort in Oman hosted the unveiling of ‘Farming for Hospitality’, a community initiative spearheaded by the Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) aimed to support the growth of micro-businesses by assisting local producers in the Jabal Al Akhdar region to grow and supply fresh produce.   Held under the auspices of His

Cost not an issue for UAE diners

by Dina Maaty | 04 Jun 2015

   66% eat dinner out at least once during the week Average spend on eating out per person in the UAE is AED 120 Respondents typically favour casual dining restaurants, QSRs (Quick Service Restaurants) and food courts   The eating out market continues to be one of the strongest performing sectors in the UAE with

Supporting Chefs through Tough Times during Ramadan

by Dina Maaty | 04 Jun 2015

To celebrate Ramadan, and in the spirit of giving, Unilever Food Solutions (UFS), the dedicated foodservice business of Unilever, will offer every customer who makes a purchase to earn AED 5 cash on each case back by returning coupons to UFS for redemption or a chance to donate AED 5 to charity. Lucas Dollfuss, head

Man on a mission

by Dina Maaty | 11 May 2015

Amir Lababedi, vice president for development, Middle East and South Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, outlines his ambitious goals for the hotel brand now he has taken on this newly created expansion-focused role Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts recently created a new role designed specifically to fast track the execution of its strategic goals for the









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