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On the Daily: Indian restaurant Mohalla Head Chef Adwait Anantwar

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jan 2021

Adwait Anantwar is head chef of homegrown Indian restaurant Mohalla, located in D3. 9am: I have always been more of a night person, so I’m definitely NOT an early riser, I wake up to my favourite music as the alarm. Music is an important part of my morning hours. I like to play some classic

Starbucks expands plant-based food range in the Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 11 Jan 2021

Starbucks has announced the launch of new plant-based food options in all its stores across the UAE and Kuwait. From today, Starbucks is adding the Beyond Meat™ Triple Cheese Wrap and Beyond Meatball™ Arabian Ciabatta to lunch menus. The move comes in response to increasing customer demand for more plant-based protein options in the Middle

Il Passagio appoints F&B director

by Dina Maaty | 11 Jan 2021

Located at The Pointe on the Palm Jumeirah, Il Passagio has announced the appointment of Rebecca O’Brien Da Silva as its new F&B director. Having earned her stripes in a diverse range of roles including retail, hotels, hospitality groups and independent concepts, one of Rebecca’s key competencies has been her ability to streamline operational efficiencies

Billionaire Dubai’s Chef Extraordinaire: Meet Batuhan Piatti

by Dina Maaty | 10 Jan 2021

Chef Batuhan Piatti, corporate executive chef at Billionaire Dubai, has held a variety of roles throughout his career, from TV presenter, to teacher. Here, he tells Hotel & Catering News Middle East all about what it takes to cook for a president, operating major restaurants and the cuisine at the luxurious venue. Tell us a

Turkish restaurant Besh launches new brunch

by Dina Maaty | 10 Jan 2021

Besh, a Turkish restaurant located at the Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, has launched the Taste of Besh brunch. Using vintage recipes from 150-year old cookbooks as inspiration, the chefs at Besh have curated a special brunch offering. Standouts from the menu include a variety of bestsellers including a mix of cold starters, hot mezze

Vii Dubai launches new dining experience Amber Hall

by Dina Maaty | 10 Jan 2021

Amber Hall, located at Conrad Dubai, has announced its official opening. The amber-themed concept was developed by Vii Dubai, which runs a number of social nightlife hotspots from the floral-sheltered Secret Garden, to the mystical Red Room concept. The homegrown concept aims to bring an immersive dinner show experience infused with cultural performances. The live shows at Amber Hall will

Opinion: How will the foodservice industry remain resilient amid uncertainty?

by Dina Maaty | 07 Jan 2021

Khaled AlShami, director, solution consulting, Middle East & Africa at Infor, shares his thoughts on technologies which will drive point-of-sale integrations for restaurants and the foodservice industry in the year ahead. For the restaurant and foodservice spaces, economic disruption is the common denominator across all kinds of businesses within the industry. The economic downturn has

Spoilt for Choice: Nakheel’s multi-venue dining concepts in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 07 Jan 2021

Sandy El Hayek, food & beverage manager at Nakheel Malls, reveals what goes into developing some of the biggest multi-venue F&B concepts in the region. You have developed two of F&B’s biggest concepts in Dubai; please tell us more about how the idea came about.Firstly, Depachika at Nakheel Mall is a novel concept that was

Agthia merges with Al Foah, becoming among top 10 food and beverage groups in the Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 07 Jan 2021

Agthia Group PJSC has announced the completion of its strategic merger with Al Foah, the world’s largest date processing and packaging company based in Abu Dhabi. With the integration of Al Foah into Agthia as a strategic business unit, Agthia has instantly become the domestic market leader in four essential food and beverage categories: water,

UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment underscores commitment to food safety

by Dina Maaty | 07 Jan 2021

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has stressed that the safety of foodstuffs, whether produced locally or imported, is among its highest priorities. In this context, the Ministry has implemented an integrated approach to enhancing food safety and security in the UAE.  His Excellency Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change









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