Mahec announces partnership with Chef Satish Arora

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2018

The Indian Chef will be partnering with Mahec as his first venture of its kind in the UAE. Having cooked for celebrities such as Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher and boxing star Muhammad Ali, Chef Satish will be adding a new touch to Dubai’s Indian fine-dine restaurant Mahec at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel

MINA Brasserie by American chef Michael Mina opens in DIFC

by Dina Maaty | 11 Feb 2018

A new dining venue in Four Seasons Hotel DIFC, MINA Brasserie has opened its doors to the public. Formerly Firebird Diner- the new venue will feature a variety of Brasserie style dishes by Chef Michael Mina and his team. “We are pleased to be able to continue our partnership with Four Seasons Hotel DIFC, and

Shangri-La Hotel Abu Dhabi appoints new Chef de Cuisine at Hoi An

by Dina Maaty | 07 Feb 2018

Chef Ta Van Ninh has been appointed as the new chef de cuisine for Hoi An at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. No stranger to the Shangri-La family, Chef Ta Van Ninh moved to Abu Dhabi from Mauritius where he held the role of Specialty Asian Chef at Kushi Restaurant in Shangri-La’s Le

Talent: Something in the At.mosphere

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Oct 2017

Christopher Graham, executive chef at At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa warns young chefs to pursue experience over money. Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry: After leaving school, my first full-time job was working as a kitchen porter in a nursing home. It was exciting to work in a restaurant and it set my career

Chef Josefinna Vallve joins Palace Downtown’s Asado

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Oct 2017

Chef Josefinna Vallve has joined Palace Downtown Dubai’s Argentinean outlet, Asado, as chef de cuisine. Vallve is tasked with delivering a new menu and being part of the launch of a new Grape and Harvest lunch concept, inspired by Latin American market food. The chef will add dishes such as Chilean sea bass with squid

New chef joins Cucina at Courtyard by Marriott Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 18 Sep 2017

Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community has hired Artyom Hakobyan as the new chef of Cucina, the hotel’s Italian eatery.  Originally from Armenia, Hakobyan joins the Marriott family with seven years’ experience and a love of molecular gastronomy. With a degree in Culinary Arts, Hakobyan began his career as a chef in the army and

Omnia Baharat Restaurant relaunches with new name

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Sep 2017

Omnia Baharat Restaurant, located in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates, has re-launched following a refurbishment. Introducing new interiors and an Indian street food menu, the restaurant has been renamed Omnia Baharat Indian Kitchen. The re-launch was celebrated with an event for more than 70 foodies with Omnia Baharat celebrity chef, Silvena Rowe, who created the

Mint Leaf of London hires new executive chef

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2017

Pradeep Khullar has joined Mint Leaf of London in Dubai as executive chef, bringing a decade of experience working at restaurants in Dubai and India. In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of the restaurant and lounge and will overhaul the menu, with a focus on contemporary Indian cuisine. He commented: “Joining Mint

Dubai Marriott Harbour makes four F&B appointments

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Aug 2017

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has appointed four new members of its food, beverage and entertainment team to enhance the operations of its outlets, including the Observatory, The Croft and Counter Culture Café. Sebastian Nohse, director of culinary at sister property JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will take the lead of the strategic direction of

Italian chef to head up F&B outlets at Al Ain Rotana

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Aug 2017

Chef Wladimiro Gadioli from Italy has joined Al Ain Rotana as the resort’s executive chef. His experience includes working for his family business in Italy; a stint at a Michelin-starred restaurant with Chef Gualtiero Marchesi; and most recently he was corporate executive chef of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC). Gadioli has been

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