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Anantara Eastern Mangroves welcomes new Thai chef

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Dec 2016

Chef Pitak Srichan has joined Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara in Abu Dhabi as Thai chef of signature restaurant, Pachaylen. Having been with Anantara Hotels & Resorts for four years, chef Srichan previously held the same role at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, where he managed the operation of Dee Plee restaurant. Chef Srichan

Talent interview: El Sur head chef Juan Carlos

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Nov 2016

El Sur head chef Juan Carlos says steady progression is key to success in the region’s F&B industry Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? My first role in the F&B industry was washing dishes while I was studying in Andorra, Spain. It’s a very laborious job and makes you appreciate how important

1762 Stripped opens in Dubai’s JLT

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Nov 2016

1762, the Gourmet Deli Company, has launched 1762 Stripped, located in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The 5,000 ft2 two-storey venue features an in-house bakery, a retail corner with home décor and kitchenware, and a food lab, which will host educational sessions for guests to learn from the chefs. Suzi Croft, co-owner, commented: “The only way

Todd English gears up to launch two new UAE venues

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Nov 2016

American chef Todd English is preparing to launch two new outlets in the UAE – one in Abu Dhabi’s new airport extension, and the second in Dubai Mall. Located in the AED 10.8 billion Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport, English will open a pub modelled on Todd English P.U.B. in Las Vegas, but

Bulldozer introduces Uzbek-inspired restaurant to Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Nov 2016

Bulldozer Group, behind Cipriani, Sass Café and Novikov, makes its first foray into casual dining with the launch of Eshak on Dubai’s City Walk 2. Scheduled to open mid-December, the restaurant draws inspiration from the Silk Route, blending Uzbek, Armenian, Georgian, European and Middle Eastern tastes. Chef Mahmoud Efranjiey, who is at the helm of

Second Lock, Stock & Barrel to open in 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Nov 2016

Dubai-based entertainment group Solutions Leisure Group will open a second Lock, Stock & Barrel venue in the second quarter of 2017, managing director Paul Evans revealed during an exclusive interview with Catering News Middle East. Scheduled to launch in May, the two-floor bar will be double the size of the original outlet in Grand Millennium

Dubai restaurant concept Roux arrives on City Walk 2

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

Roux, a homegrown concept from Shames, Mariam and Yousif Al Hashemi of Dual Investments, will open on Dubai’s City Walk 2 on 1 December. The high-end casual dining concept focuses on affordable, high quality menu items, including sandwiches, desserts, freshly-made almond milk, and coffee. South African-born head chef, Chantel Naude has eight years of Dubai

Bulldozer Group’s Toko relaunched

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

Bulldozer Group’s Toko restaurant located in Vida Downtown Dubai has been refurbished and relaunched as Toko Downtown Restaurant, Garden & Lounge.  Designed by Russian interior design company, Nograph, the concept is casual dining with a restaurant, garden and lounge area. The new pan-Asian menu offers Chinese and Japanese street-food inspired dishes including dim sums, wok

Sofitel Abu Dhabi welcomes new chef de cuisine

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche has appointed Gari Abdel as chef de cuisine. Most recently Abdel was executive sous chef on the pre-opening team of Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts in Dubai. Prior to this, Abdel headed up the kitchen at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa and was part of the pre-opening teams for

SIAL Middle East launches young chef challenge

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

SIAL Middle East is set to host the new Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chef Challenge, which will see nine teams of five professional young chefs from around the world compete for the winning title. Taking place during SIAL Middle East from 5 – 7 December at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the









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