Everything you need to know about the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

This page answers some frequently asked questions about the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017. ***NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: 7 September 2017*** How do I nominate? You can either download the categories, nomination guidelines and nomination form using the below links or email to have them sent to you. Send your completed nomination form(s) to by Thursday

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by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

The Leaders in F&B Awards 2017 will celebrate the leading restaurants and individuals working in the Middle East’s F&B industry. The full list of 18 categories is detailed below. For nomination enquiries and to request a nomination form, please contact  RESTAURANTS *Please note: nominated venues can be within a hotel or stand-alone concepts, owned by

Chefs unite for Pink Brigade breast cancer campaign

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Jul 2017

The Pink Brigade is preparing to launch its 2017 campaign, which unites chefs across the globe to highlight the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Founded in 2014 by chef Robbie Stokes who lost his wife to breast cancer, The Pink Brigade has raised nearly AED200,000 to date through sale of personalised chef jackets

Two new chefs for Dubai’s Amwaj Rotana

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Jul 2017

Two speciality outlet chefs have joined the team at Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. Overseeing JB’s Gastropub is Andy Zyla, who brings 16 years of experience from hotels and restaurants in the UK and Maldives and has run operations of more than 800 covers with teams of around 100 staff. Having been in the UAE

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants celebrates 15th anniversary

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Jun 2017

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has celebrated its 15th anniversary by hosting a day of gastronomic discussion and celebration, presented by Miele, in Barcelona, Spain. The event brought together world-renowned chefs Ferran Adrià, René Redzepi, Joan Roca, Massimo Bottura and Daniel Humm, each of whom has had a restaurant at No.1 in The World’s 50

Club Rational welcomes 100,000th member

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Jun 2017

The 100,000th member has joined Club Rational, an internet portal for professional chefs launched by kitchen technology company, Rational. The club was founded in 2006 and today has platforms in 18 countries and in 15 languages. Sarah Obernosterer, marketing manager, Rational commented: “Through the Club Rational, our customers have access to ConnectedCooking, the networked kitchen.

Feature: Coming clean

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Jan 2017

With controversy surrounding the clean eating craze, Catering News explore the benefits, pitfalls and the future of the trend. The clean eating trend has been steadily moving into the global mainstream over the past years, with governments increasingly calling into question the safety of packaged food items and putting pressure on food manufacturers to reduce

Vida Downtown Dubai appoints executive chef

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Jan 2017

James Knight-Pacheco has taken on the role of executive chef at Vida Downtown Dubai. He is tasked with management and operations of the property’s dining venues including 3in1, a Mediterranean-inspired outlet, Vida Food Truck, and Stage2, the property’s international lobby-level lounge. Knight-Pacheco first joined Emaar Hospitality Group in August 2015 as executive head chef of

Angelo Po showcases latest kitchen equipment at exclusive event

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Jan 2017

More than 100 senior hoteliers, F&B operators and commercial kitchen designers attended a networking event to mark the teaming up of professional cooking systems firm, Angelo Po with Marmon Group. The event, hosted by Catering News Middle East in collaboration with Angelo Po and Marmon Group, took place at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, on

Atlantis The Palm hires two senior chefs

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Jan 2017

Atlantis, The Palm has welcomed executive chef Cedric Darthial and Seafire Steakhouse & Bar chef de cuisine, Raymond Wong to its F&B team. In his new role as executive chef, Darthial will oversee a team of 480 staff and the resort’s 23 food and beverage outlets, including celebrity chef eateries, Nobu, Ronda Locatelli and Bread

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