EXCLUSIVE: Reif Othman to launch private dining concept

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Reif Othman, director of culinary at R.A.W Galadari Holdings & Absolute F&B Facilities Management will next month launch intimate private dining concept, The Experience by Reif Othman. The all-you-can-eat, luxury chef’s table concept will be located directly upstairs from Othman’s latest venture, Play Restaurant & Lounge, on the 37th floor of H Hotel on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. Othman, who

Organic free range eggs brought to the region

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Golden Irish has launched a range of organic and free range eggs, pasteurised liquid whole eggs and liquid frozen, as well as boiled, for horeca and retail distribution in the UAE. The eggs are already provided to Choithrams, Waitrose and Almaya supermarkets and are also the products used for Spinney’s own brand egg range. The

TCL invites Russian chef to sample eco-friendly product range

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Cleaning solutions provider, Technical Chemical Laboratories (TCL) will launch its new range of eco-friendly products in Russia, with the help of Russian Chef Dmitry Shcherbakov. Chef Dmitry, brand-chef, Citytel Hotel Group was invited to Gulfood in Dubai by TCL to find out more about its new environmentally-friendly cleaning range, which he will implement in his

Bahraja General Trading targets expansion beyond Middle East

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Feb 2016

Bahraja General Trading is looking to target more five-star hotels, palaces and hospitality companies in the GCC, however its key focus is tapping into markets outside of the region. “We are looking to tap into markets across the GCC but now also want to expand more in the Maldives and Africa – we’re looking for

Boiron launches semi-candied fruit at Gulfood

by Dina Maaty | 29 Feb 2016

French frozen fruit manufacturer Les Vergers Boiron launched a new range of semi-candied fruit products at Gulfood, primarily for use in bakery applications, bread, brioches and travel cakes. The company has been working with Chef Middle East for more than 10 years to distribute its products throughout the region, and is now focusing on working

Al Rawdah targets horeca segment with fresh chicken products

by Dina Maaty | 28 Feb 2016

Al Rawdah (Emirates Modern Poultry) is targeting the horeca segment with its range of fresh chicken products, including cold cuts, sausages, grill marked chicken breasts, mortadella and smoked turkey breast among other products. The company, which already has wide penetration in the retail market, works with Marriott International, Nandos, More Café and Emirates Flight Catering,

Tony Billingham promoted to group CEO of Boncafe

by Dina Maaty | 28 Feb 2016

Tony Billingham has been named group CEO, Boncafe, in the final part of the company’s restructure since its acquisition two years ago. In his new role, Tony will be based between Dubai and Singapore, leading Boncafe’s major operations and the country managers in other territories. Explaining the scope of his new role, Tony said: “We

Falcon named distributor of Fabbri Gelato

by Dina Maaty | 28 Feb 2016

Fabbri Gelato, the 111 year old Italian gelato and pastry arm of the wider Fabbri 1905 company, is to be distributed in the UAE by Falcon Professional Kitchen LLC. The signing represents the beginning of Fabbri’s “transformation of distribution channels” which has seen the business divided into three units – beverages, gelato and pastry, and

Levantine restaurant Zaroob to open in Sharjah

by Dina Maaty | 26 Feb 2016

Zuhour Group’s Levantine restaurant brand Zaroob is set to open in Sharjah. A number of branches are already operating in Dubai, with locations on Sheikh Zayed Road, Palm Jumeirah and Global Village, and plans for further outlets. The menu includes dishes from across the Levant region and will have live cooking stations, an open kitchen

Largest Café Bateel in the world opens in Riyadh

by Dina Maaty | 25 Feb 2016

Gourmet food business Bateel International has opened Café Bateel in the retail and residential Olaya district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The new venue is the largest café in the global Bateel portfolio, covering almost 9,000ft2 and seating up to 350 guests. The café also features a rooftop terrace and will serve up breakfast lunch and

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