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.

The Chedi Muscat selected to take part in global French cooking event

by Dina Maaty | 04 Mar 2016

The Chedi Muscat has been selected to participate in ‘Gout de France’, also known as ‘Good France’ a global event during which one thousand selected chefs across the world prepare a special French dinner. French-born executive chef at The Chedi Muscat, Sébastien Cassagnol will be leading the event with his culinary team at The Beach

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

Ras Al Khaimah reports an increase in occupancy & RevPar for January 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Mar 2016

Tourism Authority of Ras Al Khaimah have announced an increase of 23.7% in occupancy for the month of January 2016.  Compared to January 2015, hotels in the emirate reported a 10.3% YoY  increase in Rev PAR. In addition, the emirate’s hotels reported occupancy rate of 62.2%, up by 23.7% when compared to January 2015. Haitham

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

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

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,

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