Catering News ME

African & Eastern launches independent home delivery in the capital

by Dina Maaty | 23 Dec 2020

The UAE’s largest liquor operator, African & Eastern, has introduced home deliveries in the capital through a brand-new website – In light of the city’s updated laws regarding the cancellation of alcohol licenses for individuals, the website will feature daily offers and promotions across the portfolio. Sean Hennessey, General Manager UAE Retail at African

New Greek-Mediterranean restaurant to open at The Pointe

by Dina Maaty | 23 Dec 2020

AIZA, a brand-new, homegrown, Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, bar and lounge, will open on Thursday, December 31, from 6pm onwards, and on New Year’s Day from 1pm onwards, at The Pointe. It is a fully licensed open-plan venue, with an open-air terrace, where guests will find a blend of Greek-Mediterranean cuisine, beverages, an extensive selection of shisha,

Deliveroo reveals 2020’s top food trends

by Dina Maaty | 22 Dec 2020

As the year comes to a close, Deliveroo has taken a moment to look back on the food trends of the year. Cheeseburgers, being a much-loved classic, have globally taken over across all markets, scoring the top spot on the list. Across 12 markets, in a list of top 100, UAE residents will find favorites

Celebrity Chef: Daniel Boulud

by Dina Maaty | 22 Dec 2020

Daniel Boulud is chef-owner of several award-winning restaurants and catering company Feast & Fêtes. While he hails from outside Lyon, France, it was in New York that he truly mastered the dining scene and is today considered one of America’s leading culinary authorities. Raised on his family’s farm in the village of Saint-Pierrede-Chandieu, the chef

Sweetheart Kitchen launches meal programme for delivery captains

by Dina Maaty | 22 Dec 2020

The Sweetheart Kitchen chefs and team have partnered with HORECA Trade, Hotpack, MH Enterprise, Al Rawdah, Coca Cola, and NRTC to launch the Driver Meal Programme and distribute over 300 meals to delivery captains in Dubai. “It has been a hard year for many, and we believe it has been the hardest on the delivery drivers

Fair-value company People’s Coffee connects with Yemeni farmers and holds cupping session for Dubai connoisseurs

by Dina Maaty | 21 Dec 2020

Following the recent launch of their brand-new, fair-value specialty green and roasted coffee trading company People’s Coffee, Sheikh Dr Majid Al Qassimi and Emirati entrepreneur Ali Mansoor hosted Yemeni farmers in an informal stakeholder meeting through video conferencing on December 10, 2020. Building on the company’s promise to enable them to share their stories with

iKitchen by Rational offers a new system solution for industry catering

by Dina Maaty | 21 Dec 2020

Skills shortages, cost pressure, digitisation – these are the challenges faced by caterers in industry catering, say experts at Rational. Then there are the increased expectations of customers with regard to quality, special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten or lactose-free as well as a varied menu. So, in addition to good ideas and clever

Starbucks launches first-ever strawless lid across MENA stores

by Dina Maaty | 20 Dec 2020

Starbucks has announced the launch of the strawless lid across all its markets in the MENA region. The newly launched strawless lid is recyclable and is the new standard for iced beverages in Starbucks stores across the MENA. Starbucks has developed and trialed several prototypes of the lightweight recyclable strawless lids in select markets around

TurtleTree Labs raises $6.2 million in funding round

by Dina Maaty | 17 Dec 2020

TurtleTree Labs, the biotech company pioneering the method to produce milk using cell-based technology, has just announced the close of an oversubscribed $6.2 million Pre-A funding round from new and existing global investors including Green Monday Ventures, Eat Beyond Global, KBW Ventures, and Verso Capital. TurtleTree Labs, which has offices in San Francisco and Singapore,

Alain Ducasse protégé Chef Claire Heitzler reveals her ingredients for the perfect festive dessert

by Dina Maaty | 17 Dec 2020

CNIEL – The French Dairy Board and the European Union have partnered with one of the world’s renowned pastry chefs, Claire Heitzler, to showcase to Middle East consumers why European cream is the perfect ingredient this festive season. Chef Heitzler trained under her compatriot, renowned French Chef Ducasse in Tokyo, before putting her dessert expertise

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