Ruby Cocoa Enters UAE Market

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Oct 2018

80 years after the launch of white chocolate as the third type after dark and milk, Callebaut, the Belgian chocolate brand has revealed the fourth flavour, Ruby or RB1. The invention of Ruby chocolate is the work of the research and development centres of Barry Callebaut, based in France and Belgium. The researchers found that

La Marquise launches gelato pizza

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Sep 2017

La Marquise, which supplies equipment and food products for pastry, bakery, coffee and beverages is showcasing some exciting innovations at GulfHost 2017, including a new gelato pizza, a pop-up gelato kiosk and a latte art printer. Catering News Middle East speaks to Olga Cassidy, the company’s marketing manager to find out more about what’s new

Chef Middle East and Valrhona to host chef workshop in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Aug 2017

Chef Middle East will host a workshop this week in partnership with Valrhona to encourage pastry chefs to exchange ideas on new techniques and discover new products and recipes. Taking place on 21 and 22 August at Inked Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, Dubai, the workshop will be led by the well-known Italian chocolatier and

Spill the Beans: Maya La Chocolaterie

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Jun 2017

Sonya Janahi, deputy chairperson & CEO of Maya La Chocolaterie & The Living Concepts explains how she has created a chocolate empire out of Bahrain. What is your career background? I have enjoyed a diverse career in the banking and telecom industries spanning over 25 years, with specialised know-how in the areas of retail, investment,

Bateel launches flagship boutique in Mall of the Emirates

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Apr 2017

Homegrown brand, Bateel International, will open its flagship boutique on level one of Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. The 80m2 boutique showcases the brand’s full range of gourmet products and gifts, from organic dates to single origin chocolates, pralines, truffles, nuts and dressings. Tina Memic, general manager of retail and operations, commented: “The last year

Professional pastry and bakery school opens in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Apr 2017

Richemont-Masterbaker Centre for Excellence in Baking and Pastry has opened its doors in Dubai, with the objective of elevating the skill level of chefs specialising in pastry, bakery and chocolate in the Middle East. Established through a partnership between UAE-founded Masterbaker Marketing and Richemont Centre of Excellence in Switzerland, the school is located in Dubai’s

Gulfood Interview: Valrhona

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Feb 2017

French premium chocolate manufacturer, Valrhona, will showcase its new Inspiration range at Gulfood 2017. Why are you attending Gulfood in 2017? Since 2009, Valrhona has been significantly growing in the Middle Eastern area, and Gulfood has been a key rendez-vous to meet with our customers (chefs or F&B managers) from the whole Arabic peninsula and

Plans for Saudi coffee and chocolate exhibition unveiled

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Nov 2016

A press conference was held by the organising committee of the International Exhibition of Coffee and Chocolate to discuss plans for the third edition, to take place at the International Exhibition Centre in Riyadh on 20 – 23 December. Mohammed Al Ghraibi a member of the organising committee said this year’s conference will feature 9,580m2

Fine Chocolate Producer, Valrhona hosts two-day training event

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Sep 2016

Fine chocolate producer Valrhona hosted a two-day training event for some of the region’s leading chefs from the hospitality industry and standalone restaurants at Top Chef Cooking Studio, Dubai.  The two-day workshop was led by Chef Guillaume Roesz, from L’Ecole du Grand Chocolat under the theme of afternoon tea and chocolate drinks. Throughout the training

World Chocolate Masters to reveal theme at Dubai event

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Sep 2016

World Chocolate Masters, a global competition sponsored by Barry Cacao, the French gourmet chocolate brand of Barry Callebaut Group, is hosting an event in Dubai on Thursday 22 September to announce the theme for the 2017 edition. Taking place at Chocolate Academy Centre Dubai, the event will welcome chefs looking to take part in the

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