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UAE smoking ban hot topic at Big F&B Forum

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Sep 2016

The proposed blanket smoking ban in all public places in the UAE will be a key subject of debate at The Big F&B Forum, hosted by Catering News Middle East on 20 September at Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai. Dr. Basem Abdul Moneim, public health specialist, National Tobacco Control Programme has confirmed his participation as an

Muddle ME launches Cocktail Station

by Crystal Chesters | 31 Aug 2016

Dubai-based Muddle ME has introduced the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station, created by Perlick in collaboration with award-winning bartender, Tobin Ellis. The Cocktail Station includes products designed to create a more ergonomic experience for bartenders, such as refrigerated drawers with an NSF rating for open food storage, and ninth size pans for garnishes, herbs and fruit.

The Big F&B Forum 2016

by Crystal Chesters | 31 Aug 2016

The second edition of the Big Food & Beverage Forum, hosted by Catering News Middle East, will take place on 20 September at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. Expected to welcome more than 150 F&B professionals from across the region, the forum will tackle the key topics, trends and challenges impacting

Host Milan to facilitate chef apprenticeships

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Aug 2016

Hospitality exhibition Host Milan, is partnering with Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani (APCI) on a programme to help recent hospitality school graduates enter into apprenticeships. The programme called “Obiettivo Apprendistato,” (Objective Apprenticeship) will take place during the 40th edition of the biennial Host Milan, from 20 – 24 October 2017. Sonia Re, general director of APCI,

Ten new F&B outlets to open at City Centre Ajman

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Aug 2016

Shopping mall, retail and leisure developer, Majid Al Futtaim, has announced a redevelopment project for City Centre Ajman, which will include the opening of 10 new F&B outlets. The expansion of the mall, which first opened in 1998, will include the introduction of several new food and beverage brands to the emirate. Costing AED 600

Rezidor launches ‘Taste My UAE’ food and drink campaign

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Aug 2016

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is launching a new annual food and drink campaign, “Taste My UAE”, designed to showcase creative cuisine in the company’s restaurants. The campaign will run from 1 September – 30 November 2016 at 26 of the hotel group’s restaurants in Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson properties across Dubai,

London restaurant chain Tortilla to launch in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Aug 2016

Tortilla, a London-founded restaurant chain specialising in California-style Mexican food is set to launch its first outlet in the UAE on 31 August 2016 at Festival City Mall. The opening is in collaboration with Tortilla’s regional franchise partners, Eathos, the group behind F&B brands such as Sushi Art, Rita’s and Kababji. Tortilla’s menu pays homage

Tribes Carnivore opens at Dubai Mall

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Aug 2016

Tribes Carnivore, an all-you-can-eat casual dining concept from Food Fund International will open at Dubai Mall on 31 August. The restaurant, with dark wood and earthy-toned interiors, serves a meat-focused menu, plays tribal music and employs staff from African tribes to set the tone of the venue. African tribal drummers and live singers will perform

Steigenberger Hotels appoints director of culinary innovation

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Aug 2016

Urban Denk has been appointed as director culinary innovation and development for Steigenberger Hotel Group. Denk will oversee the F&B operations of the German operator’s 54 business and resort hotels globally. His remit includes the recently opened Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai, the first property for the company in the Middle East. Puneet Chhatwal, CEO

Sponsor profile: A. Ronai LLC

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Aug 2016

Gavin Dodd, managing director A. Ronai LLC reveals why the uniforms and tableware supplier is sponsoring The Big F&B Forum 2016 Why are you supporting BNC Publishing’s Big F&B forum? As a loyal ambassador to BNC events, Ronai is extremely happy to participate in the forum once again this year.  We very much believe in

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