Radisson Blu Hotel tackles staff eating habits

by Dina Maaty | 28 Sep 2015

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek is helping to improve the eating habits of its employees while collecting money for charity with a fun departmental “food fight”.

Dubai Chamber reveals 11% growth for halal tourism by 2020

by Dina Maaty | 28 Sep 2015

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and industry analysts have revealed  forecasts of an 11% growth in the global Islamic tourism market share by 2020 in the wake of a high demand for halal tourism. According to MasterCard data, the global Islamic travel market was estimated to be worth $145 billion in 2014, as the number of Muslim

Michelin-starred Jérémy Degras joins Chez Charles

by Dina Maaty | 27 Sep 2015

Michelin-starred Jérémy Degras will join the senior culinary team of Chez Charles as it launches its new-look website and catering service. The Lunch Room, a brand new dual purpose kitchen catering facility, located in Business Bay, will be the hub for the catering division’s food production as well as providing a dining area. In addition, the space

Trattoria Toscana opens with an authentic Tuscan menu

by Dina Maaty | 27 Sep 2015

Trattoria Toscana, the authentic Italian restaurant at the bustling Souk Madinat Jumeirah, opened for business this week. Formerly known as Toscana, the casual-dining eatery stays true to its roots and serves generous portions of affordable hearty comforting food, inspired by the laid-back lifestyle of rural Tuscany. The menu uses fresh, high-quality ingredients to enhance the

Melia feeds Dubai Cabbies

by Dina Maaty | 22 Sep 2015

Melia Dubai, the five star Spanish hotel in Bur Dubai, has partnered with the Dubai Road and Transport Authority, to aid in their latest corporate social responsibility campaign, ‘Biryanis For Cabbies.’

Industry must reward staff to retain

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2015

In order to solve the employment crisis in the UAE food and beverage industry operators must improve working conditions, flexibility and above all pay better salaries, according to a panel of industry experts speaking at the Catering News ME Big F&B Forum, held at the Ritz Carlton, JBR, yesterday.

ROI extends for food and beverage investors

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2015

The period of return on investment (ROI) for those Invested in the food and beverage industry has been extended from 3-4 years to 5-7 years, according to Farah George, general manager of Food and Beverage at Al Khayyat Investments.

Project Canvas for Generation Y

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2015

Today’s Generation Y demographic prefers to spend on food and beverages than consumer electronics, apparel, footwear, beauty, cosmetics and accessories.

Government urged to tackle obesity

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2015

Someone has to take the ball, in terms of educating the consumer over healthy eating and obesity issue, whether it be healthcare, schools or the food and beverage industry, according to Dr. Graham Simpson, founder of Intelligent Health.

Regulation required over local food labeling

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2015

Calls were made for governmental control over the labeling of farm foods and organic produce, to ensure the industry is held accountable, at the Big F&B Forum in Dubai yesterday.

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