Dubai food festival

Michelin-starred Alfredo Russo to headline event series in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Nov 2016

Michelin-starred Italian celebrity chef, Alfredo Russo, will headline a series of events being hosted as part of the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 at Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers. Taking place in Dubai from 7 – 17 November, the Italian Cuisine World Summit joins over 150,000 visitors with 60 hotels

Abu Dhabi’s Jannah Burj Al Sarab appoints executive chef

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Nov 2016

Jannah Burj Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi has appointed executive chef Wafi Halimi. The Corsica born chef grew up in Algeria and brings 17 years of experience, having begun his career in 1999 at Hotel Sheraton Club Des Pins Resort & Tower, Algeria. Commenting on his new role, Halimi said: “My culinary focus is in French

Leaders in F&B Awards sponsor: Emerson

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Nov 2016

BNC Publishing’s Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards will take place at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi on Wednesday 9 November, celebrating excellence and innovation in the Middle East’s restaurant and catering industry Mohamed Karam, senior business development manager, Middle East & Africa, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions / InSinkErator reveals why his company is

Bull&Roo to launch Thai street food-inspired eatery

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Nov 2016

Bull&Roo Hospitality and Investments is set to launch new concept Uncle Jheff, with Thai street food and Southeast Asian-inspired beverages. The company has teamed up with footwear, fashion and lifestyle outlet, Sole DXB to host a pop-up event on 18 – 19 November, offering a taster of the new venue. In addition to food and beverage from Bull&Roo,

UK-founded Portuguese restaurant concept enters UAE market

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Nov 2016

UK-founded Portuguese restaurant concept, Veri Peri, has entered the UAE market following its Middle East debut in Riyadh last year. The first Veri Peri in the country will open at Copthorne Hotel Dubai in Deira this month, with a second outlet scheduled to launch in Motor City in December. Offering an authentic, Portuguese experience, the

Opinion: Next-generation vending

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Nov 2016

Ghida Sarieddine, director of special projects at Royal Catering explains how the humble vending machine has been revamped to offer guilt-free, instant fulfillment. Over the years, the vending machine has undergone quite a transformation – from a coin-operated, junk food icon, to an important distribution strategy for companies looking for a cost-effective way to get their

Official Coffee Sponsor announced for Leaders in F&B Awards

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Nov 2016

Artisanal food tech coffee brand, Caffé di Artisan has joined the prestigious line-up of sponsors for the Leaders in F&B Awards, as Official Coffee Sponsor. The inaugural Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards will take place at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi on 9 November, celebrating excellence and innovation in the Middle East’s restaurant and

Argentine chef heads up Grand Hyatt Dubai steakhouse

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Nov 2016

Grand Hyatt Dubai has appointed head chef Liz Nuñez to oversee the hotel’s steakhouse, Manhattan Grill.   Nuñez has been with Hyatt Hotels Corporation since 2011, having started out as a commis chef at Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires in her native Argentina. She first moved to the Middle East in 2013 to join Grand Hyatt

International Coffee & Tea Festival underway

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Nov 2016

The International Coffee & Tea Festival (ICTF), dedicated to the specialty coffee and tea industry opened on 2 November at Meydan Gallery and Convention Centre, Dubai. Running until 4 November, the trade event will showcase cafe solutions, including tea and coffee products and bar and café equipment. Anselm Godinho, managing director, International Conferences & Exhibitions,

Jumeirah Restaurant Group closes two F&B outlets

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Nov 2016

Jumeirah Restaurant Group has announced the closure of Japanese restaurant, Tokyo@theTowers and Harry Ghatto’s karaoke bar after 16 years of operations. The space, which currently houses both venues, is located in Emirates Towers Boulevard and will reopen in early 2017 with a new concept. Emma Banks, general manager of Jumeirah Restaurant Group, said: “We are committed to

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