World’s best chef found dead

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Chef Benoit Violier, who ran the world’s top-ranked eatery, Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville in Switzerland, has been found dead at his home, BBC News reported. The 44-year-old’s restaurant near the city of Lausanne, earned three Michelin stars. It was named the finest restaurant in the world in December by France’s La Liste – a restaurant

‘Tastes of the USA’ demonstrations to take place at Gulfood

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Feb 2016

Three major USA trade bodies are teaming up to create a ‘Tastes of the USA’ culinary demonstration at Gulfood 2016’s International Salon Culinaire, an annual Emirates Culinary Guild showcase of the region’s culinary expertise. The trade bodies partnering on the demonstration are the USA’s Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), the Meat Export Federation, and

Hilton Al Ain reopens Flavours restaurant

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Feb 2016

Hilton Al Ain has reopened all-day dining restaurant Flavours following a renovation to enhance its Arabic interiors and menu. At the official opening ceremony, Hilton Al Ain general manager Jacques Claudel said: “Our aim is to offer the finest dining experience so everything has been carefully selected, from the décor, lighting and music to the

Gulfood Sponsor Spotlight: Dubai Science Park

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Jan 2016

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, executive director, Dubai Science Park tells Catering News Middle East why the growth in specialist foods is driving demand for bespoke business facilities. What are the core services of Dubai Science Park? Dubai Science Park is home to over 280 business partners throughout the science sector. We are focused on achieving our

The JAS Maestro

by Dina Maaty | 12 Nov 2015

Following its official launch on 14 September, Catering News ME visits the new Fümé Downtown Dubai, to meet the new group director of culinary for JAS Hospitality, Chef Emiliano Bernasconi.

Emiliano Bernasconi joins JAS Hospitality as Group Director of Culinary

by Dina Maaty | 08 Sep 2015

Chef Emiliano Bernasconi has joined JAS Hospitality as the new Group Director of Culinary, heading up the teams at Qbara Restaurant, Lounge & Bar and Fümé Neighborhood Eateries as well as all future JAS Hospitality brands.

Abu Dhabi hospitality college in global “top 3”

by Dina Maaty | 18 Aug 2015

The Abu Dhabi-based European International College (EIC) has been named among the top three hospitality management schools in educational innovation in the world at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards, Paris. EIC is home to students from the UAE and 50 other nationalities. Its college campus in Abu Dhabi consists of modern classrooms equipped with audio –

Chain Focus: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

by Dina Maaty | 03 Aug 2015

Hotel News ME takes a look at the Swiss hospitality firm’s current and upcoming Middle East footprint.  GROUP OVERVIEW Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with more than 16,000 staff members, is present in 24 countries with 82 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers, representing 19,996 rooms. The company’s focus is to

Downtown Design 2015 to return

by Dina Maaty | 02 Aug 2015

This October, Downtown Design, the region’s only quality- driven design trade fair, moves to the new Dubai Design District as the commercial centrepiece of the inaugural Dubai Design Week. Now in its third year, Downtown Design has doubled in size to present a roster of 85 established and emerging brands from all parts of the

Dubai pipeline leads MEA

by Dina Maaty | 02 Aug 2015

A report published for The Hotel Show Dubai 2015 by Top Hotel Projects reveals that Dubai is leading the Middle East and Africa for new hotel developments with 96 total projects and 36,523 rooms in the pipeline. Dubai has been the Middle East and Africa’s leading city for hotel openings for the past 3 years,

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