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Chez Sushi inaugurates Jeddah outlet

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Oct 2016

Chez Sushi has opened its third international outlet in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Lamya Attar Co., part of the Attar Group. Located on Prince Sultan Road in the Rawdah District, the restaurant is the first to open in Saudi Arabia. Chez Sushi co-founder Hiba Kosta said: “We’re extremely delighted to open another branch

Host Milan partners with Restaurants Canada

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Sep 2016

Host Milan has signed a collaboration agreement with Restaurants Canada with the aim of generating improved trade between Canada and Italy. The main business association in Canada for the restaurant and foodservices industry, Restaurants Canada has more than 30,000 members made up of restaurants and bars, catering firms, institutions and foodservice suppliers. Corrado Peraboni, CEO

“Fine dining is not dead” says Gary Rhodes

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Sep 2016

British chef, restaurateur and author Gary Rhodes OBE took to the stage at The Big F&B Forum to discuss his views on the Middle East’s F&B landscape and his plans for the future in the region. The Michelin-starred chef, who operates Rhodes W1 and Rhodes Twenty10 in Dubai claimed that while fine dining is no

Speciality Coffee Association of America supports Saudi coffee exhibition

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Sep 2016

The International Coffee & Chocolate Exhibition, to take place in Riyadh from 20 – 23 December 2016, will be supported this year by the Speciality Coffee Association of America (SCAA). This year at the event, SCAA will provide a series of training courses sharing the latest information, expertise and technologies, including lessons on coffee preparation,

Deadline 6 October: Leaders in F&B Awards

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Sep 2016

The nomination deadline for Catering News Middle East’s inaugural Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards, has been extended to Thursday 6 October 2016. For full details on how to nominate, and for a list of frequently asked questions, please click on this link. Celebrating excellence and innovation in the region’s food and beverage industry, the

Dubai Wholesale City to support UAE food security

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Sep 2016

Dubai Wholesale City has undertaken a survey with food traders, importers and exporters with the aim to join forces in supporting UAE food security. Headed by Abdulla Belhoul, chief executive officer of Dubai Wholesale City, the survey team contacted more than 25 senior representatives of the most prominent companies within the sector. Belhoul said: “The

Fine Chocolate Producer, Valrhona hosts two-day training event

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Sep 2016

Fine chocolate producer Valrhona hosted a two-day training event for some of the region’s leading chefs from the hospitality industry and standalone restaurants at Top Chef Cooking Studio, Dubai.  The two-day workshop was led by Chef Guillaume Roesz, from L’Ecole du Grand Chocolat under the theme of afternoon tea and chocolate drinks. Throughout the training

World Chocolate Masters reveals “Futropolis” theme for 2017 competition

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Sep 2016

World Chocolate Masters, a global competition sponsored by Barry Cacao, the French gourmet chocolate brand of Barry Callebaut Group, hosted an event in Dubai on Thursday 22 September to announce the theme for the 2017/2018 edition of the competition. Next year’s competition theme is ‘Futropolis’, which will take a deep dive into the future of

Catering interview: JW Marriott Hotel Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Sep 2016

After 23 years on the market, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai is one of the most established caterers in the emirate, partnering with the likes of the Rugby Sevens, Dubai World Cup, and a host of world-class concerts. Today the team is focused on ramping up its portfolio and expanding into new UAE locations, all the

Radisson Blu’s Certo celebrates new look

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Sep 2016

Certo, the Italian restaurant at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City has celebrated its re-opening following a refurbishment. The restaurant has been re-designed using natural shades, which according to the hotel, “emphasise warmth, friendliness and illustrate the Italian way of life”. Certo offers lunch and dinner as well as special monthly promotions, and features a new

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