Gary Rhodes confirmed for The Big F&B Forum

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2016

British chef, restaurateur and author Gary Rhodes OBE, has confirmed his attendance as a VIP speaker at The Big F&B Forum, to be hosted by Catering News on 20 September at Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai. With a number of Michelin stars under his belt, Rhodes is a well-known ambassador of British cuisine, and has two

UAE smoking ban hot topic at Big F&B Forum

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Sep 2016

The proposed blanket smoking ban in all public places in the UAE will be a key subject of debate at The Big F&B Forum, hosted by Catering News Middle East on 20 September at Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai. Dr. Basem Abdul Moneim, public health specialist, National Tobacco Control Programme has confirmed his participation as an

Supplier Power List: Pulsar Foodstuff Trading

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Sep 2016

Stephen Bennett, general manager, Pulsar Foodstuff Trading has been with the company for four years. Here he discusses branching out into a retail space, plus the importance of personalised mini-bar items. Can you share some details about the company history?  The company started in 1997 operating out of Karama. In 2004 the company started to operate out of Al Quoz industrial area with

Muddle ME launches Cocktail Station

by Crystal Chesters | 31 Aug 2016

Dubai-based Muddle ME has introduced the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station, created by Perlick in collaboration with award-winning bartender, Tobin Ellis. The Cocktail Station includes products designed to create a more ergonomic experience for bartenders, such as refrigerated drawers with an NSF rating for open food storage, and ninth size pans for garnishes, herbs and fruit.

The Big F&B Forum 2016

by Crystal Chesters | 31 Aug 2016

The second edition of the Big Food & Beverage Forum, hosted by Catering News Middle East, will take place on 20 September at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. Expected to welcome more than 150 F&B professionals from across the region, the forum will tackle the key topics, trends and challenges impacting

4 Corners introduces Gary Rhodes branded juice range

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Aug 2016

British juice producer Bensons, has teamed up with Gary Rhodes OBE, global restaurateur and Michelin-starred chef to create Rhodes juices, which are being supplied by 4 Corners in the Middle East market. The bespoke range of juice, created for Rhodes restaurants and VOX cinemas includes five flavours: Rhodes No1 – The Orange One, with apple, orange juice

Host Milan to facilitate chef apprenticeships

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Aug 2016

Hospitality exhibition Host Milan, is partnering with Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani (APCI) on a programme to help recent hospitality school graduates enter into apprenticeships. The programme called “Obiettivo Apprendistato,” (Objective Apprenticeship) will take place during the 40th edition of the biennial Host Milan, from 20 – 24 October 2017. Sonia Re, general director of APCI,

Ten new F&B outlets to open at City Centre Ajman

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Aug 2016

Shopping mall, retail and leisure developer, Majid Al Futtaim, has announced a redevelopment project for City Centre Ajman, which will include the opening of 10 new F&B outlets. The expansion of the mall, which first opened in 1998, will include the introduction of several new food and beverage brands to the emirate. Costing AED 600

Rezidor launches ‘Taste My UAE’ food and drink campaign

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Aug 2016

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is launching a new annual food and drink campaign, “Taste My UAE”, designed to showcase creative cuisine in the company’s restaurants. The campaign will run from 1 September – 30 November 2016 at 26 of the hotel group’s restaurants in Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson properties across Dubai,

Tribes Carnivore opens at Dubai Mall

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Aug 2016

Tribes Carnivore, an all-you-can-eat casual dining concept from Food Fund International will open at Dubai Mall on 31 August. The restaurant, with dark wood and earthy-toned interiors, serves a meat-focused menu, plays tribal music and employs staff from African tribes to set the tone of the venue. African tribal drummers and live singers will perform

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