Magnolia Bakery opens at Dubai Festival City

by Sophia Soltani | 03 Feb 2016

New York City’s Magnolia Bakery has opened its third store in Dubai in Dubai Festival City, marking the company’s 10th Middle Eastern opening. David Singleton, vice president – hospitality of Al Tayer Group, the company that brought the brand to the region, commented: “We greatly look forward to welcoming fans of Magnolia Bakery from across

‘Tastes of the USA’ demonstrations to take place at Gulfood

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Three major USA trade bodies are teaming up to create a ‘Tastes of the USA’ culinary demonstration at Gulfood 2016’s International Salon Culinaire, an annual Emirates Culinary Guild showcase of the region’s culinary expertise. The trade bodies partnering on the demonstration are the USA’s Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), the Meat Export Federation, and

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham makes new F&B appointments

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Dubai’s Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, JBR has appointed Rusindu Rodrigo as chef de cuisine and Channa Rodrigo as assistant food and beverage manager. Chef Rusindu, a Sri-Lankan national with more than 15 years’ F&B experience, is in-charge of the kitchen operation of the property’s two outlets, Flavours all-day dining and Asian fusion restaurant, Pan Asia,

Gulfood Sponsor Spotlight: Dubai Science Park

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Jan 2016

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, executive director, Dubai Science Park tells Catering News Middle East why the growth in specialist foods is driving demand for bespoke business facilities. What are the core services of Dubai Science Park? Dubai Science Park is home to over 280 business partners throughout the science sector. We are focused on achieving our

Innovate or Saturate

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Dec 2015

  Last year saw tremendous growth in the independent food and beverage sector which, coupled with crippling rent increases and shortages of skilled labour, impacted heavily on the large operators, forcing them to consolidate and re-invent, as Michael Gordon discovered

AURA Beverage Consultancy Launches in UAE

by Sophia Soltani | 07 Dec 2015

The AURA beverage consultancy has been launched in Dubai offering over 10 years of knowledge and experience in the creation of beverage concepts for the hospitality industry.

The Big F&B Forum 2015

by Dina Maaty | 05 Aug 2015

The Catering News ME team met last month with its Advisory Board to set the agenda for the region-wide Food & Beverage Forum on 15 September 2015 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai. Before we set the schedule in stone, here is a taste of what we discussed

Reinventing the Classics

by Dina Maaty | 05 Aug 2015

As DineEquity’s Regional vice president and general manager Middle East and Asia, Gary Moore, talks exclusively to Catering News ME about a 360 degree rebrand of the iconic IHOP and Applebee’s brands

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