Tesoro launches Cork & Rind night

by Dina Maaty | 05 Mar 2016

Tesoro in Taj Dubai has launched a new grape and cheese night called Cork & Rind, which takes place every Wednesday from 7 – 10pm. The menu includes artisanal cheeses paired with a series of grape beverages, complete with tasting notes from executive chef Jitin Joshi and restaurant manager Bonita Mandujano. The cheeses come from

EXCLUSIVE: Aleph Hospitality launches in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Mar 2016

Earlier this week, Aleph Hospitality announced the debut of the third-party hotel management company founded by ex-Wyndham Hotel Group senior executive Bani Haddad and headquartered in Dubai. A regional first, the white label company will operate assets on behalf of hotel owners under franchise agreements from international brands. Speaking exclusively to Hotel News Middle East,

TCL invites Russian chef to sample eco-friendly product range

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Cleaning solutions provider, Technical Chemical Laboratories (TCL) will launch its new range of eco-friendly products in Russia, with the help of Russian Chef Dmitry Shcherbakov. Chef Dmitry, brand-chef, Citytel Hotel Group was invited to Gulfood in Dubai by TCL to find out more about its new environmentally-friendly cleaning range, which he will implement in his

F&B entrepreneurs warn new players to “lose the ego”

by Dina Maaty | 24 Feb 2016

Panellists at the Start-up Advice for the F&B Entrepreneur discussion at the Gulfood Conference advised new F&B business operators to be humble, to take advice from the right people, and to negotiate carefully with partners in order to successfully enter the market. Samer S. Hamadeh and Ziad Kamel, co-founders and managing partners of Aegis Hospitality; Karl

Shifting expat demographics means new F&B opportunities in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 23 Feb 2016

At the Gulfood Conference in Dubai, experts at the F&B Business Forum discussed new opportunities for restaurants as the UAE market reaches saturation point. Naim Maadad, CEO, Gates Hospitality; Daniel During, principal and MD, Thomas Klein International; Nicholas Couvaras, MD, Kroma, Vikrant Rohatgi, associate director and lead – strategy group, deal advisory, KPMG; and Martin Kubler founder

Bussola introduces Society evening

by Dina Maaty | 16 Feb 2016

Italian restaurant Bussola at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina has launched Society, a new weekly promotional evening. At Society, guests can enjoy free-flowing prosecco and Italian fine wines, along with a selection of Italian food for AED 275. The promotion follows an extensive four-month long refurbishment of the venue’s inside and outside

Egypt to promote thriving F&B exports at Gulfood

by Dina Maaty | 14 Feb 2016

Egypt’s food and beverage industry is looking to expand its global export footprint and leverage growing demand for halal products, with a major promotion scheduled for next week’s Gulfood in Dubai. Around 167 Egyptian companies will participate in the 21st edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest hospitality and F&B trade show, which runs from February 21-25

Orange Leaf to open 25 Middle Eastern outlets

by Dina Maaty | 09 Feb 2016

US frozen yogurt concept Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has launched in the UAE in partnership with UAE-headquartered retail company, Two Spoons. With two locations already up-and-running at Magic Planet family entertainment outlets in Mall of the Emirates and Mirdiff City Center, a further two outlets are set to open this quarter. Carl Ghossoub, managing director

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt expands into UAE

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Dec 2015

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, America’s fastest-growing frozen yogurt concept, announced that they will partner with United Arab Emirates headquartered retail company, Two Spoons, to open four frozen yogurt outlets in Dubai by the end of 2015.

Prêt To Go eyes Major Growth

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Dec 2015

Prêt To Go plans to open one new outlet in DAFZA Square before the end of 2015, and three new outlets across Business Bay, Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 1 and Emaar Square, are expected to open in Q1 and Q2 of 2016.

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