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

EXCLUSIVE: Reif Othman to launch private dining concept

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Reif Othman, director of culinary at R.A.W Galadari Holdings & Absolute F&B Facilities Management will next month launch intimate private dining concept, The Experience by Reif Othman. The all-you-can-eat, luxury chef’s table concept will be located directly upstairs from Othman’s latest venture, Play Restaurant & Lounge, on the 37th floor of H Hotel on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. Othman, who

DUKES Dubai appoints new head of marketing and communications

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Mar 2016

DUKES Dubai has appointed Shamia Mouratsing as  head of marketing and communications. Placed in good stead for her new role, Mouratsing brings with her more than 13 years’ experience and will now be in charge of positioning and promoting  the hotel and hotel apartments on Palm Jumeirah,  A graduate of Emirates Aviation College, Mouratsing will be

EXCLUSIVE: Aleph Hospitality launches in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Mar 2016

Earlier this week, Aleph Hospitality announced the debut of the third-party hotel management company founded by ex-Wyndham Hotel Group senior executive Bani Haddad and headquartered in Dubai. A regional first, the white label company will operate assets on behalf of hotel owners under franchise agreements from international brands. Speaking exclusively to Hotel News Middle East,

Organic free range eggs brought to the region

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Golden Irish has launched a range of organic and free range eggs, pasteurised liquid whole eggs and liquid frozen, as well as boiled, for horeca and retail distribution in the UAE. The eggs are already provided to Choithrams, Waitrose and Almaya supermarkets and are also the products used for Spinney’s own brand egg range. The

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

Bahraja General Trading targets expansion beyond Middle East

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Feb 2016

Bahraja General Trading is looking to target more five-star hotels, palaces and hospitality companies in the GCC, however its key focus is tapping into markets outside of the region. “We are looking to tap into markets across the GCC but now also want to expand more in the Maldives and Africa – we’re looking for

Boiron launches semi-candied fruit at Gulfood

by Dina Maaty | 29 Feb 2016

French frozen fruit manufacturer Les Vergers Boiron launched a new range of semi-candied fruit products at Gulfood, primarily for use in bakery applications, bread, brioches and travel cakes. The company has been working with Chef Middle East for more than 10 years to distribute its products throughout the region, and is now focusing on working

Knight Frank’s Abu Dhabi Report highlights the emirate’s strong RevPar growth

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Feb 2016

Knight Frank has released its Winter 2016 edition of the Abu Dhabi Hospitality Report. The research paper reveals while Abu Dhabi’s hospitality market saw subdued performance in the years leading up to 2013, the market has since gone from strength to strength, with three consecutive years of RevPAR growth. With growth in 2015 particularly impressive

Al Rawdah targets horeca segment with fresh chicken products

by Dina Maaty | 28 Feb 2016

Al Rawdah (Emirates Modern Poultry) is targeting the horeca segment with its range of fresh chicken products, including cold cuts, sausages, grill marked chicken breasts, mortadella and smoked turkey breast among other products. The company, which already has wide penetration in the retail market, works with Marriott International, Nandos, More Café and Emirates Flight Catering,

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