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Almarai partners with SAP to boost food self-sufficiency in the Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 14 Oct 2020

Almarai has announced the next phase of its digital transformation, with global technology company SAP, to optimise operations and support food self-sufficiency in Saudi Arabia and the region. Every day, Almarai delivers products to tens of millions of consumers across the GCC, Egypt and Jordan. Brands include “Almarai”, “L’usine”, “7DAYS”, and “ALYOUM,”, as part of

Origin Green: Sustainability across Ireland’s food supply chain

by Dina Maaty | 14 Oct 2020

Operating on a national scale, Origin Green is Ireland’s pioneering food and beverage sustainability programme. In an exclusive interview with Hotel & Catering News Middle East, Deirdre Ryan, director of Origin Green and Sustainable Assurance, Bord Bia (Irish Food Board), shares her views on the Irish industry. What’s Origin Green and how has it helped the

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Guarav Gulati

by Dina Maaty | 22 Sep 2020

Manzil Downtown Executive Chef Guarav Gulati, an Indian national, has 37 years of culinary experience, 14 of which are in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?After finishing my Hospitality Management degree, I decided to join the culinary world. I started out as a management trainee and worked with top

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Elie Lteif

by Dina Maaty | 22 Sep 2020

VOCO Dubai Executive Chef Elie Lteif, a Lebanese national, has 20 years of culinary experience, eight of which are in the UAE. Can you give us glimpse of your career journey so far?I started my career as a chef in 2001, then graduated from Hospitality Kitchen and Pastry Arts in 2004 with honors. With a strong passion

Quick in-between and still clean: How intelligent cooking systems increase productivity

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2020

In the professional kitchen, speed and efficiency are paramount, but must not be at the expense of other factors such as food quality or hygiene, say Rational experts. This is why cooking systems are increasingly in demand which, even after grilling and braising, are quickly available for other applications such as steaming or baking. This

Interview: All about the DEWA-owned Mai Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 07 Sep 2020

Alexander van ‘t Riet, CEO of Mai Dubai, tells Hotel & Catering News ME all about the DEWA-owned brand’s products and developments. Tell us a bit more about Mai Dubai. Mai Dubai, the fastest growing and the second biggest bottled water brand in the country, is an independent Limited Liability Company, which is fully owned by

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Eka Mochamad

by Dina Maaty | 24 Aug 2020

Eka Mochamad, from Indonesia, is head chef at At.mosphere. He has 16 years of culinary experience, 12 of which are in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?I have been learning all about French cuisine since I was 17 years old. I came to Dubai back in 2008,

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Dominic Samuel

by Dina Maaty | 24 Aug 2020

Dominic Samuel, from India, is pastry chef/trainer at Apron and Glove. He has 14 years of culinary experience, eight of which are in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?I started my culinary journey in India and worked my way through different hotels and bakeries across the country.

Rational: Intelligent cooking systems in commercial kitchens and sustainability

by Dina Maaty | 18 Aug 2020

Sustainability is becoming more and more important in the gastronomy sector. After all, for many guests, the responsible use of resources is a criterion through which they choose their venue and food, says Rational. At the same time, investors are increasingly demanding verifiable sustainability before they include a company in their portfolio. Not to forget:

Hospitality Insights: An overview by Chef Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 11 Aug 2020

Among the foodservice and HORECA industries’ strategic partners, in this exclusive interview, Chef Middle East’s management team CEO Steve Pyle, Head of Sales & Category Georges Louis, and Head of Supply Chain & Procurement Alwin Andrews share their insights on the hospitality industry in the wake of and post-COVID-19. How has the COVID-19 pandemic altered









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