A multi-million-dollar refurbishment has increased Metropolitan Catering’s capacity from 500 to 45,000 meals per day, opening the doors to myriad business opportunities. Crystal Chesters reports. Well-known for its ever-growing portfolio of hotel assets, which include The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah; the St Regis, W and Westin Al Habtoor City; and The Habtoor Grand Beach
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
German two-Michelin-starred Tim Raue has marked his first international venture with the opening Dragonfly on Dubai’s City Walk. According to a press statement, the contemporary Asian restaurant features unusual flavours and rare ingredients that showcase the restaurant’s philosophy of “simplicity in presentation and complexity in creation”. Berlin-born Tim Raue commented: “Dragonfly is synonymous with freedom,
Kenza and Patrick Jarjour, who delivered Jacob’s Food Diaries and Tawlet Souq el Tayeb, have launched a new dining series at Inked, the collective’s creative space in Al Quoz. The first in series – ‘This is not a restaurant’ – will offer “a playful spin on Dubai’s vibrant dining culture” by reimagining some of the
Internationally-renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor has opened casual Indian dining concept, The Yellow Chilli in Dubai’s International City under a franchise agreement with JSB Investments. The restaurant offers a mid-segment dining experience with Kapoor’s signature flavours at affordable prices, including newly launched Emirati-inspired dessert, the Qahwa Jamun. Franchise owner Praveen Bhatnagar, CEO of JSB Investments, commented:
French foodie festival Apéritif à la Française attracted more than than 4,000 visitors on 19 November to enjoy French culture and gastronomic exports. Taking place at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina amphitheatre and gardens, the event featured live food stations offering cheese platters, oysters, cold cuts and a BBQ paired with a selection
During two events in Dubai, Rational Group, a specialist in hot food preparation and inventor of the combi-steamer technology, presented the latest kitchen trends and its new All-in-2 concept, aimed at streamlining kitchen processes. The events – one focused on corporate catering and one on hotels – took place on 7 November at The Emirates
The Middle East is one of the largest importers of French dairy products, according to the latest research from the country’s official cheese board, the French Dairy Interbranch Organisation (CNIEL). Of the US$8 billion of French dairy produce exported around the world, over US$400 million is sold to the Middle East. The research puts the
The Food Delivery Revolution: How the rise of third-party platforms is transforming the food delivery market in the Middle East. The food delivery market has undergone a global transformation over the past five years, driven by a rise in mobile internet, increased smartphone usage, and an influx of third-party online ordering, discovery and delivery services.
New nightclub, Hysteria, is set to launch in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 23 November. Located at Hilton Capital Grand on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street, the club will feature laser walls, celebrity performances and themed nights in Arabic and English. American singer, rapper and songwriter Sean Kingston will perform at the launch of the venue.