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Abu Dhabi introduces food truck licensing

by Crystal Chesters | 31 Jul 2016

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) will allow the licensing of food trucks in the emirate. Licenses will be subject to an existing restaurant or foodstuff catering license either owned by a UAE citizen or with a local partner. Mohamed Munif Al Mansouri, executive director of ADDED’s Abu Dhabi Business Centre commented: “The ADDED’s

Inaugural Oman Food Safety Conference to take place in September

by Crystal Chesters | 31 Jul 2016

The Oman Food Safety Conference will take place from 21 – 22 September alongside the Food and Hospitality Exhibition at Oman International Exhibition Centre, Muscat. Organised by Omanexpo, the conference aims to elevate the country’s food safety culture and educate the foodservice industry on the importance of maintaining food safety standards. The two-day conference will

Fümé Pier 7 launches breakfast menu

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Jul 2016

Fümé Pier 7 has introduced a breakfast menu, following its successful launch of its breakfast offer at the brand’s Downtown Dubai location. The menu includes eggs, waffles, freshly squeezed juices and more and will be served from 9am -12pm daily. The menu includes North African dish, ‘Shakshouka’, with poached eggs, smoked eggplant salad, labneh and

Burj Khalifa opens Rooftop Pool and Lounge

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Jul 2016

High-end fitness and wellness retreat, The Burj Club, at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has opened The Rooftop Pool and Lounge. With views over The Dubai Fountain, the retreat serves tapas, salads, sandwiches and signature Burj Club mini- burgers and offers cabanas and lounge beds fitted with coolers. Signature mocktails include ‘Prince of Paradise’ combining grapefruit, peach,

Spill the Beans: Dusty Tourani, owner, Dusty’s, DIFC

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Jul 2016

Please describe the concept of Dusty’s? Dusty’s is a deli by day, resto-bar by night and a whole lot more in between. It’s a homegrown concept that portrays a mixture of different traditions and cultures with the design, ambience and food. Having lived in Singapore, Dubai, India and America, I am well-acquainted with diverse cultures

Dubai chef to represent MEA at S. Pellegrino Young Chef global final

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Jul 2016

Gregoire Berger, head chef at Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm has won the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 regional challenge for the Middle East and Africa. Chef Gregoire will represent the MEA region at the grand finale in Milan on 13 October 2016, where he will compete against 19 other regional finalists from across the globe for

Origin Green event to showcase Irish food producers in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Jul 2016

An event showcasing sustainable food producers and exporters from Ireland is set to take place in Dubai this year. Origin Green, A Taste of Ireland, organised by Bord Bia – Irish Food Board, will take place on 24 November at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, JBR, Dubai. Chef Robbie Krawczyk of Tankardstown House will travel to Dubai for

Dubai’s Gen Z call for more sophisticated children’s menus

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jul 2016

A panel discussion hosted by Catering News Middle East to find out more about children’s eating habits on holiday, revealed that under 18s would like more sophisticated, healthier menus options in hotels and restaurants.  Eleven children from years 10, 12 and 13 at The Winchester School, Jebel Ali and Dubai English Speaking College took part in

World’s most expensive oil available in UAE

by Dina Maaty | 25 Jul 2016

Lambda, which holds the Guinness World Record as the most expensive olive oil in the world, is available in the UAE from Evaz Middle East, a distributor of natural, organic European products to the GCC. The award-winning Greek luxury olive oil, produced by food and beverage company, Speiron, was founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Giorgos

COVER STORY: How chefs are using video to drive brand engagement

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jul 2016

As food overtakes cats as the most watched content online, chefs are waking up to the power of video for driving brand engagement. Crystal Chesters investigates. There is no doubt the creation and consumption of online video is increasing, with growth in watch time on YouTube up at least 50% year over year for the

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