Michelin-starred chef to debut Bouchon Bakery in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Jun 2017

Michelin-starred chef and cookbook author, Thomas Keller, will launch the first of three Bouchon Bakeries outside the US in Dubai this year, as part of a franchise partnership with international retail franchise operator, M.H. Alshaya Co. The first Bouchon Bakery in the Middle East is scheduled to open its doors in Dubai’s JBR later this

Chef focus: Cedric Darthial, Atlantis The Palm

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Apr 2017

Cedric Darthial has returned to Dubai after nine years in Asia to take up the role of executive chef at Atlantis The Palm. Catering News asks how he intends to tackle the challenge of overseeing 23 F&B outlets, 12,000 covers and 480 staff. Cedric Darthial has returned to Dubai after nine years in Asia to

Chef Focus: Mostafa Chhoury, Indie

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Mostafa Chhoury, head chef of Indie DIFC reveals his plans for evolving the Dubai venue’s menu in the coming months Tell me about the concept of Indie? The concept of Indie is sophisticated, trendy and fun, while at the same time maintaining the very highest culinary standards. We have worked on a menu that is

Talent interview: Coming up trumps

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Apr 2017

After being told to change careers as an apprentice chef, Fernando Galbiati, executive chef, Trump International Golf Club explains how with persistence, hard work and passion he went on to achieve success. Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? Having grown up in the small town of Seregno near Lake Como, my roots

Interview: Luke Thomas

by Dina Maaty | 09 Mar 2017

Luke Thomas, known as the world’s youngest head chef, was in Dubai to launch a new menu at Retro Feasts, and appear at Taste of Dubai, which took place at Media City Ampitheatre from 9 – 11 March. He speaks to Catering News about plans for Dubai and the launch of his new restaurant in London’s

Chef Jordan Annabi returns to Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Feb 2017

Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi has appointed Jordan Annabi as executive sous chef.  Annabi is not new to Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi; he previously served as chef de cuisine for Market Kitchen, the modern American restaurant with a local influence inspired by Jean-Georges Vongerichten.   Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi GM Ashraf El Siessy

Talent: Chef Ajay Negi, Bombay Brasserie

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Feb 2017

Chef Ajay Negi, chef de cuisine at Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai is working hard to dispel the myths surrounding Indian food.   Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? I started my career in 2001 as a commis 3 in the kitchen of the Radisson hotel in Jalandhar, Punjab. I was very intrigued

Rosalind Parsk takes up new executive chef role

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Jan 2017

Rosalind Parsk has been appointed executive chef at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community following four years with Jumeirah Group. Chef Parsk commented: “I am delighted to begin 2017 with the Marriott family in my new role as executive chef at the Courtyard Green Community. I look forward to serving the community and food

New Spanish nightspot for Dubai’s Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Dec 2016

Nightlife venue, Espana Lounge Bar, will open its doors at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel on 15 December. Drawing inspiration from the nightlife of Barcelona and Ibiza, the 6,600ft2 space features Spanish décor, a terrace, a ladies-only bar, a Sangria bar and the Gaudi bar. The menu has been designed to cater for a wide range of

Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai to open Italian restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Dec 2016

Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai is gearing up to open Italian restaurant, Ricetta, in mid-December, with chef Alex Sebastianutti at the helm of the kitchen. Featuring mustard yellow walls, red and white checkered tablecloths and black and white posters depicting scenes from Italy, the venue reflects the ambience of a traditional Italian trattoria. Ricetta’s

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