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Industry Spotlight: Naim Maadad, Chief Executive and Founder, Gates Hospitality

by Dina Maaty | 31 Dec 2020

With over 38 years in the hospitality world across Australia, Asia, and the Middle East in various senior management roles, Maadad has launched and operated some of the world’s top hotels, resorts, spas, and lifestyle food and beverage concepts. In 2010, he established Gates Hospitality, a homegrown company representing handpicked concepts such as Ultra Brasserie,

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Rabee Essa

by Dina Maaty | 28 Dec 2020

Head Chef Rabee Essa, a Syrian national, has 16 years of culinary experience, 10 of which are in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?Throughout my journey, food was an important part of my life; my passion began when I was 12 and preparing food for my siblings

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Praveen Kumar

by Dina Maaty | 27 Dec 2020

Sous Chef Praveen Kumar, an Indian national, has 12 years of culinary experience in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?I started my career as a chef in 2006 in Kerala, India, working with a small hotel. In 2009, I got the opportunity to work at Madinat Jumeirah

Industry Spotlight: Giacomo Puntel, Director of Food and Beverage at Anantara The Palm Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 13 Dec 2020

Located on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah just off the coast of Dubai, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort boasts 400 metres of private shoreline and views of the Arabian Gulf. At the exclusive beach escape, guests can float on water, with lagoon-access rooms and the UAE’s only over-water villas. Plus, unwind with hammam rituals at the

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Sergio Cabrera

by Dina Maaty | 23 Nov 2020

Executive Chef Sergio Cabrera, an Argentinian national, has 21 years of culinary experience, five of which are in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?I graduated from the Culinary Institute of Argentina in 2005. Soon after, I grabbed my suitcase, and decided to move to Spain to gain experience

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Somopriyo Basu

by Dina Maaty | 16 Nov 2020

Emirates Hospitality Executive Chef Somopriyo Basu, an Indian national, has 13 years of culinary experience, six of which are in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?I started my career with The Park Hotels in India. Then, I have worked with Hard Rock Café, Landmark group in Abu

Ask the Expert series shares practical tips for early-stage startups

by Dina Maaty | 15 Nov 2020

Joining an incubator and seeking support from entrepreneurship initiatives are some of the most effective ways for early-stage startups to manage operating costs and grow their businesses, Natalia Sycheva, manager of Entrepreneurship at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry says. Her comments came during the second instalment of “Ask the Expert”, a monthly video

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Sam Wole Momoh

by Dina Maaty | 19 Oct 2020

Lou’Loua By Nadia Executive Chef Sam Wole Momoh, a Nigerian national, has 12 years of culinary experience, eight of which are in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?My name is Samuel Oluwole Momoh: I started my career back in Nigeria in 2006. I decided to further my education in culinary

Nestlé Professional MENA: Making Delicious Possible with Chef Daniel Sangareau

by Dina Maaty | 19 Oct 2020

Sweetheart Kitchen Chief Operating Officer Chef Daniel Sangareau, a Portuguese national, has 12 years of culinary experience, 1.5 of which are in the UAE. Can you give us a glimpse of your career journey so far?I’ve always been passionate about food, but started my journey in 2008 when I joined the culinary school in Lisbon. Soon after,

WATCH: Growth and innovation with last-mile delivery company Lyve Global

by Dina Maaty | 05 Oct 2020

Lyve reimagines logistics through advanced solutions and technology innovations that connect organisations and opportunities. Here, we interview Corporate Strategy Senior Director Ayush Khatri, for a look at the intricacies/challenges of the various verticals within their F&B-oriented services and pipeline in terms of growth. Plus, how the rebrand is going to boost business, the role of









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