To mark Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr celebrations at the property, pastry chef Kaja Najmudeen spent about 100 hours over the span of a week to make a replica of the holy venue. The base on which the model sits is 100cm by 160cm and weighs 60 kilograms. “After a brainstorming session, he decided to
French pastry chef Nicolas Bacheyre, executive pastry chef at Un Dimanche à Paris, a French chocolate shop, pâtisserie, restaurant, lounge and chocolate salon, recently held a workshop for select chefs at an event hosted by the European Union and the Centre National Interprofessionel de l’Economie Laitière (CNIEL). Taking place at Carine, Emirates Golf Club, Bacheyre
Raffles Dubai has brought Wolfgang Wagenleiter on board as executive pastry chef, overseeing the dessert and bakery operation at the luxury hotel. A pastry expert with over 25 years of culinary experience, Wagenleiter will be responsible for creative menu development and execution of pastry across the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, banqueting and in-room dining.
Shangri-La Hotel Doha has appointed Nana Supriatna as head pastry chef. Supriatna, from Indonesia, had previously served as executive pastry chef at Grosvenor House Dubai since 2005. Alex Willats, general manager of Shangri-La Hotel Doha said: “To have someone with such experience from one of the best hotels in Dubai join the team is incredibly
With fast emerging foodie-hubs unraveling across Dubai, Hotel News ME talks to the experts to hear how hotel restaurants are biting back with new cutting-edge concepts and building brands inside a hotel to fend off the competition from standalone enterprises. Today’s F&B marketplace plays host to cut-throat competition with new foodie hubs and concepts popping
Two chefs from the Middle East participated in the Singapore leg of Cream of Europe, a three-year global campaign organised by CNIEL, the French Dairy Interbranch Organisation and the EU, to raise awareness of French dairy cream in Asia. Chef Ludovic Audaux, complex executive pastry chef – Al Habtoor City Complex, Dubai and chef Mona
R Hotels has appointed Gayan Weerasinghe as cluster pastry chef of its Dubai properties: Ramada Downtown Dubai, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Jumeirah Beach Residence and ibis Styles Jumeira. In his new role, chef Weerasinghe is tasked with creating the confectionery items to be supplied to all three properties. He is looking forward to coming up