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Technology and collaboration fundamental to global food security, InnovItalyUAE forum reveals

by Dina Maaty | 13 Dec 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on the global economy and trade has highlighted the importance of food security and how countries need to prioritise the domestic manufacturing of basic foodstuff to support their populations.  During a live online forum yesterday with speakers from Italy and the UAE, including H.E. Mariam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, UAE Minister

Chef Middle East announces new business partnership with St. Michel

by Dina Maaty | 13 Dec 2020

Chef Middle East has entered an exclusive distribution partnership with French brand St. Michel for import and foodservice distribution in the UAE and soon, in both Oman and Qatar. This announcement is the distributor’s second strategic partnership in recent months. The St. Michel range for professionals, which has been developed for restaurants, hotels, catering and

Grapes & Dates launches meal boxes for kids

by Dina Maaty | 10 Dec 2020

Homegrown brand Grapes & Dates, located at Meraas’ Last Exit, Al Khawaneej, has launched a meal box for kids. The Grapes & Dates munchbox will include 8oz portions of the açaí bowls, nicecreams and overnight oats for the little ones. Parents can still enjoy their hearty açaí bowls, refreshing smoothies, filling overnight oats and power toasts alongside their

Modern Japanese restaurant Myazu opens in Riyadh

by Dina Maaty | 10 Dec 2020

Myazu, a new contemporary Japanese restaurant, has launched in Riyadh as the first brand to be both developed and owned by Modern Food Company.    The inspiration for Myazu is drawn from the idea of ‘The Land of Plenty’, where East meets West, with a vision to offer diners a culinary journey that is reflective

Chef Middle East launches mixology competition

by Dina Maaty | 10 Dec 2020

Chef Middle East, in collaboration with Les vergers Boiron and PATH Bar School, has announced its first mixology competition Fruitology® Shakedown, aiming to elevate the craft of bartending and highlight top professionals’ mixing skills with two signature drinks to be designed by each contestant. The distributor expressed its commitment towards raising the bar of the

Dubai Knowledge Park and ICCA reveal Pasta & Pie Mystery Box Competition winners

by Dina Maaty | 09 Dec 2020

Dubai Knowledge Park and the International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) Dubai have announced the winners of the inaugural Pasta & Pie Mystery Box Competition, a cooking and baking challenge for amateur chefs. Selected contestants were tasked with cooking their best pasta dish or dessert pie in three hours based on the ingredients in their

Dubai International Financial Centre launches Winter Vibes at Gate Avenue

by Dina Maaty | 09 Dec 2020

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has launched The Jazz Garden as part of Winter Vibes at Gate Avenue, a seasonal celebration of live music and al fresco dining.   Guests can enjoy live music by some of the world’s best jazz artists, overlooking skyline views and the Gate Building, every Thursday and Friday from December

Festive Delights: Chef Middle East hosts Christmas Desserts Festival at Gallery 27

by Dina Maaty | 09 Dec 2020

Chef Middle East held an “Art Meets Pastry” event with the participation of some of the leading pastry chefs in the UAE at Gallery 27, located in Dubai Marina. The event was an opportunity to gather and celebrate the end of the year, before the start of the busy festive season in December. Festive vibes

Homegrown concept The fabrique opens artisanal butchery and deli in JLT

by Dina Maaty | 08 Dec 2020

The fabrique, an artisanal butchery and deli, has opened its doors in JLT. The homegrown concept was launched by the team behind Sausage Fabrique. The offering is varied but uncomplicated, guests can expect premium and grass-fed meats, plus deli products such as New York-style pastrami, cooked meats, salamis, homemade pickles, sauerkraut and marinades. The new menu introduces

Rosewood Abu Dhabi appoints executive chef

by Dina Maaty | 08 Dec 2020

Rosewood Abu Dhabi has announced the promotion of Samuele Baudoino from executive sous chef to executive chef. Baudoino joined Rosewood Abu Dhabi in 2018, with 22 years of gastronomical experience under his belt. Having trained extensively in Italy under the tutelage of renowned chef, Sergio Mel, he worked at luxury hotels in major cities such as Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Milan, before settling in the Middle East. Speaking









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