Gulfood 2016

SIAL 2016 returns with enhanced event line-up

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Oct 2016

SIAL Middle East 2016, a professional trade exhibition for the food, beverage and hospitality industries, returns to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 5-7 December 2016. Global food innovation, food security and the latest industry trends will headline the calendar of events at the 7th edition, with a new series of conference sessions covering

Three-Michelin-starred chef joins Leaders in F&B Awards judging panel

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Oct 2016

Heinz Beck, the award-winning chef at the helm of La Pergola in Rome, which has held its three Michelin stars for 11 years, has joined the judging panel of the Leaders in F&B Awards. Debuting this year, the Leaders in F&B Awards, hosted by Catering News Middle East will celebrate excellence and innovation in the

Hospitality Qatar highlights importance of tourism to 2030 plan

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Oct 2016

Horeca trade show, Hospitality Qatar 2016, took place at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) from 18-20 October. Organised by IFP Qatar and licensed by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), the event provided a platform for local, regional and international horeca suppliers to meet with hospitality professionals from the region. Commenting on the success of

UAE’s Gulf Bagel sets sights on GCC expansion

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Oct 2016

Gulf Bagel Factory, a UAE-based producer of breads and baked goods is looking to expand its services across the GCC. In addition to growing its presence in the UAE, Gulf Bagel has begun operating in Kuwait and Bahrain, with Saudi Arabia the next market on the radar. In addition to geographical expansion, Gulf Bagel continues

ATM 2017 to focus on experiential travel & tourism

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Oct 2016

The 2017 edition of The Arabian Travel Market will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24-27 April 2017 with key themes centered around tourists seeking adventure, culture, heritage, wellness & spa and cruising experiences. ATM 2017 will integrate the experiential theme across all of the show verticals and activities, including focused seminars

New York food truck opens at Dubai’s Last Exit

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Oct 2016

Clinton Street Baking Co. has opened at Last Exit, off Exit 11 on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. The red food truck serves a menu of American classics, such as pancakes, fried chicken waffles, BBQ short rib sandwiches, and milkshakes. Healthier options include the veggie sandwich, kale and quinoa salad and the grilled chicken sandwich. The

In a nutshell: Mori Sushi, Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Oct 2016

Osama Heikal, chief executive of United Beverage and Food Company (UBF) and managing partner of Trium and Mustard Seed explains the concept of Mori Sushi, Dubai’s first Japanese-Brazilian sushi restaurant, which opened in May in Downtown Dubai What is the concept of Mori Sushi? Mori Sushi is a fusion sushi restaurant conceptualised in Sao Paulo,

Middle East Food Forum returns in November

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Oct 2016

The Middle East Food Forum, a meeting place for UAE foodservice business owners and operators will host the Restaurant Leaders Business Series Workshop on 2 November in Dubai Knowledge Village. An invitation-only learning and networking event, the Restaurant Leaders Business Series Workshop will allow foodservice business owners to meet with industry experts, address concerns and

Award-winning chef joins Alila Jabal Akhdar

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Oct 2016

Alila Jabal Akhdar has appointed executive chef Alex Ensor to oversee the luxury Oman retreat’s two F&B outlets, Juniper restaurant and Rose Lounge. With over 20 years’ experience in Australia, New Zealand and Jakarta, Ensor has worked at award winning restaurants including Sydney’s Level 41, Guillaume at Bennelong in Sydney Opera House, and Buddha Bar,

Lebanese restaurant Al Falamanki launches village store in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Oct 2016

Lebanese restaurant Al Falamanki, which opened its doors in Dubai’s Jumeirah earlier this year, has launched a store offering traditional Lebanese products. The store, “Dekkanet Al Falamanki” offers traditional village products such as spices, olive oil, jam, pickles and organic herbs, in addition to kitchenware crafted by Lebanese designers. The products available are branded with









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