Steigenberger Hotels appoints director of culinary innovation

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Aug 2016

Urban Denk has been appointed as director culinary innovation and development for Steigenberger Hotel Group. Denk will oversee the F&B operations of the German operator’s 54 business and resort hotels globally. His remit includes the recently opened Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai, the first property for the company in the Middle East. Puneet Chhatwal, CEO

Sponsor profile: A. Ronai LLC

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Aug 2016

Gavin Dodd, managing director A. Ronai LLC reveals why the uniforms and tableware supplier is sponsoring The Big F&B Forum 2016 Why are you supporting BNC Publishing’s Big F&B forum? As a loyal ambassador to BNC events, Ronai is extremely happy to participate in the forum once again this year.  We very much believe in

Nathan Outlaw offers sneak preview of Dubai menu

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Aug 2016

Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara is already taking bookings for its launch night on 24 September at Dubai’s Burj Al Arab and the British Michelin-starred chef has offered a sneak preview of the menu. Outlaw revealed that the menu for the new restaurant will feature lobster risotto; crispy oysters and caviar; raw scallops; citrus cured brill; and for dessert,

Supplier Power List: InSinkErator Middle East & Africa

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Aug 2016

Mohamed Karam, senior business development manager has been with the company for six years and has his sights set on a 25% growth rate over the next year. Can you share some details about the company history? InSinkErator was founded in Racine, Wisconsin by John W. Hammes, who is credited for inventing the ‘in-sink’ food

Dubai to introduce smart food labels

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Aug 2016

Dubai Municipality has signed a contract with Swiss company, SICPA, for a smart inspection and traceability solution for food commodities and halal products. SICPA’s smart track and trace technology, SICPATRACE, guarantees the authenticity of goods and their conformity to certain certification and accreditation. The smart labels used for tracking functions can be applied to a

Reform launches ‘The Great British Road Trip’ brunch

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Aug 2016

Reform Social & Grill, Dubai, is launching ‘The Great British Road Trip’ brunch. Starting on Friday 16 September, the British gastropub’s new brunch menu will take diners on a culinary tour of the United Kingdom. The brunch features the ‘campsite picnic platter’, inspired by camping trips in Cornwall, ‘mini toad-in-the-hole’ from Yorkshire and ‘mustard chipolatas’

Talent interview: Shaking up Abu Dhabi

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Aug 2016

Zeneger B. Oliquiano, bartender at Saadiyat Beach Club says harnessing creativity while catering to the mass market is a balancing act Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? I was very nervous when I first started out as I was unsure whether my guests would like the drinks I was making for them.

In a nutshell: PI. Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Aug 2016

Founders of The Pizza Guys, Rami Badawi and Amber Haque unveil Dubai’s first sourdough pizzeria What made The Pizza Guys concept successful? People liked that we were two people following our passion, and they were attracted to the simplicity. The intention of Pizza Guys was to create a high quality version of the food people

Kuwaiti online catering platform BilBayt expands to UAE

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Aug 2016

Kuwait-founded online catering ordering platform, BilBayt, has launched operations in the United Arab Emirates. Providing a link between customers and caterers, the service was created in 2014 by Kuwaiti entrepreneurs, Ali Al Awadi, Latifa Ben Essa, and Ahmad Salamah. BilBayt has been designed to create a casual catering marketplace to simplify and standardise the ordering

MGK’s Endocube saves restaurants 30% on refrigeration costs

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Aug 2016

MGK, a provider HACCP monitoring solutions has introduced the Endocube, a device that can save catering and hospitality businesses up to 30% on refrigeration bills. The product reduces electrical power consumption of walk-in chillers and freezers, saving signifcant costs without any adverse impact on stored products. The MGK Endocube is composed of a food simulant

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