VIDEO: Moretti Forni Brings Back Traditional Pizza

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Nov 2018

Carlos from Moretti Forni tells us about the Neapolis electric pizza oven. “GulfHost is the perfect opportunity for Moretti Forni to present the innovative and unique Neapolis, which is a wood oven but without wood. This is a revolutionary product that helps pizza chefs produce the Neapolitan pizza which is the most traditional type of

Pizza Hut debuts SFO sourdough Pizzas in the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Jul 2018

Pizza Hut has launched its San Francisco (SFO) sourdough handcrafted pizzas for the first time in the world in the UAE. The SFO pizza is the latest innovative offering from Pizza Hut that caters to diverse tastes and presents customers with a wide range of choice in the pizza segment. Each SFO sourdough handcrafted pizza

Freedom Pizza To Use E-Bikes For Delivery

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Apr 2018

The home-grown UAE pizza delivery service has announced that it is testing electric motorbikes, with clean energy start-up, Solva Technologies. Freedom will be playing an integral role in the start-up’s testing period by using the e-bikes for Freedom Pizza’s delivery service. The brand currently has 140 delivery drivers on the road and expects to have

Acrobats over Pizza at Hilton Jumeirah

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Mar 2018

Italian restaurant BiCE will be welcoming World champion pizza acrobat Chef Pasqualino Barbasso as they launch their limited edition menu on Thursday, 29 March. On the day of the launch, BiCE Ristorante is offering unlimited pizza and hops to kick off a week filled with dough spinning as Chef Barbasso will be entertaining diners with

Zpizza Goes Healthy

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Mar 2018

The Californian pizzeria has launched a new menu with healthy options to cater to different dietary requirements. Zpizza aims to introduce wellness into their pizzas, from a pantry that hosts a number of GMO-free and organic ingredients to gluten-free dough and offering their customers with a wide selection of gluten-free toppings, sauces, cheeses and dressings.

Spill the Beans: Freedom Pizza

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Aug 2017

After 24 months of planning, Dubai’s Freedom Pizza is ready to begin expanding with its first franchised store in Sharjah, reveals founder Ian Ohan. Why did you set up Freedom Pizza? Having been in the UAE for 20 years, I learned very early on that pizza and delivery service was a painful experience at best.

Dubai’s Via Veneto appoints head chef

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2017

Chef Maxime Le Van has joined newly-opened Italian restaurant, Via Veneto, in Manzil Downtown. Previously executive chef at Boca Dubai, Le Van started his career in his native France before relocating to London where he worked as head chef of Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon, and on the pre-opening team of its sister outlet, Cigalon. During

AlJeel Capital to bring 10 Shakey’s restaurants to UAE

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Jul 2017

AlJeel Capital has signed an exclusive franchise deal to open 10 Shakey’s outlets in the UAE. First founded in 1954 in California, the American brand and pizza chain was adopted in the Philippines following a joint venture deal with Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures in 1975 and now has 200 stores in the country. AlJeel Capital’s

Australian pizza brand 400 Gradi to launch in Middle East

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Jul 2017

The 400 Gradi Italian restaurant brand will open its first venue outside of Australia this year in the Middle East, through a franchise partnership with Kuwait-based M.H. Alshaya Co. The Naples-inspired Italian restaurant brand offers handcrafted Italian cuisine, including pizza, pasta, gnocchi, gelato and desserts. The brand is the creation of chef Johnny Di Francesco,

Alshaya to roll out 100 Blaze Pizza restaurants in Middle East

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Jul 2017

US fast-casual artisanal pizza chain, Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, has entered into an exclusive development agreement with the Kuwait-based M.H. Alshaya Co. to build and operate multiple Blaze Pizza restaurants across the Middle East and Northern Africa. The agreement will see the development of 100 restaurants in 11 countries including the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon,

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