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

47% online diners require search related guidance says Roundmenu

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Sep 2016

Ali Sinaei, managing partner, Roundmenu, conducted an expert session at The Big F&B Forum on consumer behavior trends and dining decisions. The second edition of the event, hosted by Catering News Middle East, took place on 20 September at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, with more than 250 F&B professionals in

Integrated meat producer Banvit joins sponsor lineup at Big F&B Forum 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Sep 2016

Fully integrated meat producer Banvit has joined the sponsor lineup at this year’s Big F&B Forum, taking place on September 20, 2016 at The Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai Murat Kunt, general manager, GCC region, Banvit explains why the giant meat producer will be supporting the second edition of this year’s Big F&B Forum.  Why have

American Garden joins sponsor line up at The Big F&B Forum 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Sep 2016

Household favourite, American Garden has joined the sponsor lineup at this year’s Big Food & Beverage Forum, taking place on September 20, at The Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai. Supplying mayonnaise, peanut butter, ketchup, salad dressings, sauces, syrups and vinegar to name a few to the F&B industry, Majid Ali Mohamed, regional sales manager, global export

Lamzac inflatable lounge chair available in the Middle East

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Sep 2016

In preparation for the Middle East’s cooler months, Desert River has launched Lamzac, the original by Fatboy, a new flexible, inflatable lounge chair. Suitable for beach clubs, bars and restaurants, Lamzac can be used to increase capacity or enhance outdoor spaces for pop-up events and festivals. With a flick of the hand, the Lamzac fills

Oman Chef Competition to return this month

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Sep 2016

Omani food exhibition, Food and Hospitality Oman organised by Omanexpo, will host the seventh Oman Chef’s Competition this year in association with Oman Chefs Guild (OGC). Taking place from 20 – 22 September at the Oman International Exhibition Centre, the competition consists of five categories. These are: Three Tier Wedding Cake, Tapas, Petit Four, Five

Vegetarian restaurant Govinda’s opens second Dubai branch

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2016

Vegetarian Indian brand Govinda’s has opened its second outlet in Dubai, 15 years after the flagship venue was first launched in Karama. The new Jumeirah branch serves Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisine. It continues the brand’s original sattvic cooking method, meaning food is prepared without garlic or onion in order to keep the mind clear.

F&B director appointed for upcoming Dukes Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2016

Carl Chapman has been appointed food and beverage director of the upcoming Dukes Dubai Hotel and Residences, Palm Jumeirah. A UK national, Chapman has worked for London’s hospitality brands such as The Savoy, Claridge’s and Simpsons in the Strand, and Fairmont Château Lake Louise in Canada. Abdulla bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides, the developer and

Abu Dhabi first international location for Cinnabon’s new brand identity

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2016

Cinnabon has introduced its new branding for the first time outside of the US in Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, one of 40 outlets in the UAE. The rebrand includes an updated logo, new staff uniforms, a newly designed dining area with contemporary furniture, and an additional product line. Marwan Kandeel, multi-brand manager of Cravia Group,

Nakheel adds dining hub to Nad al Sheba development

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2016

Dubai master developer Nakheel will add a new, 1.2 million ft2 shopping, dining and entertainment hub to the Nad Al Sheba master community where 1,500 villas are currently under construction. Nad Al Sheba Mall will feature around 200 shops, restaurants and entertainment outlets including a supermarket, department stores, multi-screen cinema, medical centre and fitness centre.

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