Gulfood 2016

Organic fruit and veg supplier Ripe launches chefs club

by Dina Maaty | 30 Mar 2016

UAE-based provider of local organic fruit and vegetables, Ripe, has launched the Ripe Chefs Club, a one-stop spot to provide professional chefs with local, organic produce for personal use, while connecting them with the Ripe foodie community. Chefs in the Ripe Chefs Club benefit from a number of perks, including a 10% discount on Ripe

Opinion: The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity

by Dina Maaty | 23 Mar 2016

As competition in the F&B industry ramps up and demand lulls, Gates Hospitality CEO Naim Maadad offers some tips and tricks for maintaining business this year This year will see a lot of growth, with independent groups evolving and bringing new culinary products to the marketplace. However, 2016 will also involve a lot of market

DWTC wins big at Salon Culinaire

by Dina Maaty | 10 Mar 2016

Hospitality by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) won 85 accolades across 27 categories at the annual Emirates Salon Culinaire, the culinary competition hosted at Gulfood 2016, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show. A core team of 49 chefs from the DWTC participated in the five-day event showcasing their skills across multiple categories including

Nobu and Bread Street Kitchen join Taste of Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 06 Mar 2016

Nobu and Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay have been confirmed as the latest to join Taste of Dubai, which takes place as part of Dubai Food Festival from 10 – 12 March 2016. Gordon Ramsay’s fourth Bread Street Kitchen opened its doors at Atlantis, The Palm last year, and offers a British European menu.

MKN celebrates double win at Gulfood Awards

by Dina Maaty | 03 Mar 2016

MKN took home two awards at Gulfood Awards, which took place on 21 February at Conrad Dubai. The kitchen equipment supplier won ‘Best Heavy Equipment Innovation’ and ‘Best New Catering Equipment Innovation’ for its Flexicombi ovens, the newest addition to the range being the Flexicombi Team. “It was expected to get some awards because we

German chef Heiko Antoniewicz teams up with TSSC to showcase sous vide

by Dina Maaty | 03 Mar 2016

Heiko Antoniewicz, one of the world’s best known chefs on sous vide cooking and author of eight cook books, including Cooking Sous Vide, attended Gulfood alongside Technical Supplies and Services Co. L.L.C. (TSSC) to demonstrate sous vide cooking. TSSC and Fusionchef by Julabo joined forces with Henkelman to showcase vacuum packing and sous vide equipment.

Salon Culinaire takes dedication says DWTC chef

by Dina Maaty | 03 Mar 2016

This year’s Emirates Culinary Guild Salon Culinaire, the biggest F&B competition at Gulfood brought together 1,300 professional chefs demonstrating their skills and expertise via a series of practical and display-based cooking demonstrations. The competitors at the salon were judged by a panel of 30 international adjudicators, each one of whom is an approved international judge

Scanbox to ramp up investment in the Middle East

by Dina Maaty | 02 Mar 2016

Swedish manufacturer of food holding and transport equipment, Scanbox told Catering News it is looking to invest more in the Middle East region. The company’s carts are popular for hotel lounges, banqueting and external catering events, since they come in a range of sizes and can store hot and cold food simultaneously. “If we look

Sparrow international expands portfolio into cooking equipment

by Dina Maaty | 02 Mar 2016

Gelato and coffee supplier Sparrow International is looking to diversify its product range, with the introduction of more cooking equipment.  New blast freezing solution, The One was launched at Gulfood, and combines slow cooking, thawing, chilling and blast freezing – a technique which reduces freshly prepared hot food to temperatures as low as -30°C to

TCL invites Russian chef to sample eco-friendly product range

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Cleaning solutions provider, Technical Chemical Laboratories (TCL) will launch its new range of eco-friendly products in Russia, with the help of Russian Chef Dmitry Shcherbakov. Chef Dmitry, brand-chef, Citytel Hotel Group was invited to Gulfood in Dubai by TCL to find out more about its new environmentally-friendly cleaning range, which he will implement in his









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