Gaucho Dubai celebrates four years

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Jan 2016

Argentine restaurant Gaucho Dubai in DIFC celebrated its fourth birthday last week. In its first four years of operations, the restaurant has established itself as an important part of Dubai’s F&B scene with private dining spaces and a varied events programme. Gaucho director of international operations, Ross Butler commented: “It has been an exciting and

JBR celebrates 50 years of Pizza Express

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Jan 2016

Dubai Properties’ Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is hosting the 50th anniversary of PizzaExpress.

Chez Sushi to roll out franchise network within three years

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Jan 2016

Fast-casual UAE-grown Japanese concept, Chez Sushi, will open a network of restaurant franchises to four GCC countries within the next three years.

7 F&B trends for 2016: Manhal Naser, AWJ Investments

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Jan 2016

Manhal Naser, CEO & co-founder of Dubai-based food and beverage holding company, AWJ Investments shares his top F&B trends for 2016

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group celebrates 16 Michelin stars worldwide

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Jan 2016

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel group currently has 16 Michelin stars in 11 restaurants, more than any other hotel group worldwide. In light of Mandarin Oriental’s extensive culinary portfolio, the group has once again been recognised, with ten restaurants being honoured to date in the 2016 Michelin Guides, bringing the current total number of Michelin-starred restaurants

Dhofar reveals new cleaning solutions line

by Dina Maaty | 04 Nov 2015

Dhofar Global, in partnership with Kleen Purgatis, has launched a new range of chemical products for the Middle East cleaning and hygiene industry, which is expected to be worth AED3000bn Tailored to F&B and housekeeping departments, the range consists of  glass cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, toilet cleaner, disinfectant cleaner and room deodorants in the first phase.

Coming soon: The Big F&B Forum 2015

by Dina Maaty | 09 Sep 2015

After months of preparation, the stage is now set for The Big F&B Forum, to be held September 15, 2015 at Ritz-Carlton JBR, Dubai. The day begins with an introductory keynote from Debra Greenwood, director of Dubai Food Festival, who will address the forum on the importance of F&B to Dubai’s tourism industry, before hearing

Kempinski Mall of The Emirates welcomes new F&B Manager

by Dina Maaty | 07 Sep 2015

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has promoted Gabriele D’Amore from assistant F&B manager to F&B manager. Starting his career as a waiter in his home country, Italy, where he advanced to more senior roles over a period of seven years, Gabriele moved abroad in 1999, where he spent the next 12 years gaining international

The New Social

by Dina Maaty | 03 Aug 2015

Despite emerging 20 years ago, many brands still struggle to harness the capabilities of social media. Melanie Mingas seeks the expert opinion on user generated content, buying fans and how online connections became a well-oiled selling machine.  It used to be the case that what happened online, stayed online. But as the online and offline lives

Cost not an issue for UAE diners

by Dina Maaty | 04 Jun 2015

   66% eat dinner out at least once during the week Average spend on eating out per person in the UAE is AED 120 Respondents typically favour casual dining restaurants, QSRs (Quick Service Restaurants) and food courts   The eating out market continues to be one of the strongest performing sectors in the UAE with

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