Gulfood 2016

French food festival returns to Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 31 Oct 2016

Apéritif à la française returns to Dubai on 19 November, offering Dubai residents a taste of France. Taking place from 12pm – 10pm at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Amphitheatre and Gardens, the event will feature a range of French food and beverage products, cooking stations, live entertainment, French boules and a series of fun

Talent interview: Andrii Osypchuk, bar manager, Gaucho Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Oct 2016

Andrii Osypchuk, bar manager, Gaucho Dubai reveals his tricks of the trade: passion, creativity and inspirational colleagues Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? I started my hospitality career as a waiter when I was 19 during my university years in order to make some extra cash. Who has inspired you most in

Spill the Beans: Marta’s Kitchen

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Oct 2016

Marta Yanci explains why she gave up a successful career as a lawyer to open boutique catering business, Marta’s Kitchen What inspired you to switch from law to catering? I’ve always loved cooking and have always been passionate about great food. Although I really enjoyed my career as a lawyer when I lived in Europe,

Nakheel’s Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah to house 20 food trucks

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Oct 2016

Nakheel’s AED150 million Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah, set to open in November, will feature 20 food trucks. Covering the entire 11km length of Palm Jumeirah’s protective crescent, the boardwalk is accessible from 14 points along the existing sidewalk. A variety of food trucks will serve everything from fish and chips to falafels, spaghetti, and shawarmas.

Dubai venue marks Big Daddy’s first international foray

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Oct 2016

New York diner, Big Daddy’s has opened in Dubai, offering burgers, pancakes, milkshakes, retro arcade games machines and an 80s soundtrack.   Located at the Burjuman Centre, the opening mark’s the brand’s first venture outside of the US. Branded Restaurant managing partner Michael Schatzberg said: “We are thrilled to be working with LMZ Cuisines to

Rotana appoints Dutch chef for Abu Dhabi complex

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Oct 2016

Park Rotana & Park Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi has appointed Thijs Van Rhoon as executive chef. The Dutch national will be responsible for the hotel’s culinary operations, including signature restaurant Teatro, Ginger all-day dining and Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant, in addition to banquet, outside catering and in-room dining. Commenting on his appointment Van Rhoon

Tom Aikens to open deli at Dubai’s Riverland

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Oct 2016

Located at Riverland in Dubai Parks and Resorts, Tom’s Kitchen Deli will cater to families and offer express food and drink options in a fun and lively environment. Commenting on his first international deli, Aikens said: “Dubai is a foodie haven and has seen a recent trend of casual, informal dining taking off. Tom’s Kitchen

Shortlist unveiled: Leaders in F&B Awards

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Oct 2016

Catering News Middle East has unveiled the much-anticipated shortlist for the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards, to take place at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi on 9 November. The full shortlist can be viewed by clicking on this link. The inaugural Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards garnered more than 330 nominations for the region’s

Shortlist: Leaders in F&B Awards

by Crystal Chesters | 26 Oct 2016

Catering News Middle East reveals the much-anticipated shortlist for the Leaders in F&B Awards, to take place at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi on 9 November The inaugural Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards garnered more than 330 nominations for the region’s best and brightest industry players across 20 categories, from Best Newcomer, to Leading Homegrown

Leaders in F&B Awards sponsor: Horeca Trade

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Oct 2016

The inaugural Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards will take place at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi on 9 November, celebrating excellence and innovation in the Middle East’s restaurant and catering industry. As nominations are shortlisted Catering News speaks to Jad Asaad, marketing manager of Exclusive Water Sponsor Horeca Trade, distributor of San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna









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