The home of Irish dairy: Ornua

by Dina Maaty | 07 Oct 2019

Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, with annualised sales of over €2 billion. Here, Ravneet Aulakh, foodservice manager – Middle East at Ornua, walks us through the supplier’s formula to success.   Can you introduce Ornua to our readers? Ornua is a dairy co-operative which markets and sells dairy products on behalf

Fall in love with food and drink again this fall

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2019

Three experts from Chef Middle East tell us about the flavours and aromas of autumn, bringing you three season-inspired menu items. What’s your autumn creation? For this dish, I used fall-inspired ingredients such as root veggies, seasonal fruits, nature-faded pale colours, and with the hunting season in mind I used a goose’s three parts: breast,

Nestlé expands plant-based range with mince and new-recipe burger

by Dina Maaty | 27 Aug 2019

Nestlé has expanded its plant-based food range in Europe with its new ‘cook from raw’ Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince. The brand is also introducing a new and improved version of its Garden Gourmet Incredible Burger. The new Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince can be used to create balls or skewers that can be seasoned to taste. It can also be crumbled

Rational launches new product configurator

by Dina Maaty | 26 Aug 2019

German hot food solution provider Rational has launched a new, more detailed product adviser, now available on their website, for VarioCookingCenter. According to Rational, in order to advise customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, a product configurator for the VarioCookingCenter has been added to Similar to a car configurator, the new

UAE-based Prime Group awards Filipino manufacturer halal certification

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

UAE-headquartered Prime Group, a quality and compliance solutions provider in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, has awarded a facility of The Pure Foods Hormel Company, Inc. the halal certification. The Pure Foods Hormel Company, a food manufacturer in the Philippines, produces TENDER JUICY Chicken Franks and PUREFOODS Corned Beef. “Consumers today are now

Truebell expands portfolio with Far Eastern product range

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jul 2019

The UAE-headquartered Truebell, a GCC importer of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), will be adding a variety of Eastern Asian products to its portfolio over the next 12 months. “Over the last few decades, the region has become a melting pot of ethnicities, resulting in the globally-attuned F&B destination that we see today,” says Bhushant J.

Quick Look: Rational’s VarioCookingCenter

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jul 2019

When it’s rush hour in the kitchen, everything has to move quickly – including cleaning. As soon as the casserole is done, a quick interim clean is due, and then it’s onto the production of dessert. On the menu today: rice pudding. It’s of great benefit if nothing sticks to the pan and everything is

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed discusses plant-based investment at’s Future of Food event

by Dina Maaty | 21 Jul 2019

With a focus on the recent surge in innovation and demand in plant-based food technology, partnered with Facebook and WeWork to host The Future of Food 2.0: Plant-Based Investing. Future of Food offered attendees insights into the world of plant-based investment, bringing thought leaders together for a discussion on the topic. Executive Director

Making butter: from production to points of sale

by Dina Maaty | 27 Jun 2019

As the French love affair with butter goes from strength-to-strength, we explore the techniques and traditions that go into the artisan craft of its production.  While butter may be a relative latecomer to the artisan food movement compared with the boom in traditional breads and cheeses, in the west of France, things are changing. The

Rational celebrates producing one million combi-steamers

by Dina Maaty | 19 Jun 2019

Rational, a company operating in the field of hot food preparation for commercial kitchens, has produced its millionth combi-steamer and sent the unit on a world tour before having it installed at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich. The SelfCookingCenter leaves the production halls of Rational in Landsberg am Lech hundreds of times every day, but the

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