Catering News ME
The UN’s declaration of 2016 as the International Year of Pulses will focus a spotlight on Mediterranean cuisine and further elevate the humble hummus to superfood status, according to a leading Lebanese food expert.
With a wealth of culinary experience, spanning 23 years, Paul Barton has joined InterContinental Hotels, in Dubai Festival City, as the director of kitchens. Originally from Australia, Paul has held F&B Management positions around the globe including Melbourne – The Oberoi, Sofitel & Park Hyatt; Toronto – The Royal York; Abu Dhabi – Emirates Palace;
A new range of sugar-free cakes by Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe was launched by renowned Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, at the outlet in Thumbay Hospital, Dubai, on 31 December, 2015. Raina also met and interacted with visitors at the outlet, and obliged their requests for selfies and autographs.
Continental pâtissier of the year Eric Lanlard creates heritage-inspired scented menu to accompany the spectacular 360° views of the capital
Deliveroo, Europe’s popular food delivery service, officially launched in Dubai last month.
Following the notable worldwide success of its first edition with more than 3,000 applications submitted, S.Pellegrino has launched Young Chef 2016, the global scouting project to find the best young chef in the world.
International food trucks will descend on Dubai next year when Eat the World DXB – a hip, new street food-meets-entertainment concept – brings 15 of the English capital’s most diverse food truck concepts to Burj Park.
Last year saw tremendous growth in the independent food and beverage sector which, coupled with crippling rent increases and shortages of skilled labour, impacted heavily on the large operators, forcing them to consolidate and re-invent, as Michael Gordon discovered
The 2016 edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show, will cement its standing as the world’s leading global food trading platform when more than 5,000 international companies from 120 countries gather at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 21-25 February.