Daniel During, principal and management director of Thomas Klein International, fills us in on Dubai’s restaurant wave which is proving to be a bumpy ride for entrepreneurs playing the waiting game ahead of the World Expo 2020
According to Allegra’s World Coffee Portal, the only specialist information platform built for senior coffee industry leaders, the world entered the 5th Wave a few years back. This, saw greater influence exercised by high quality boutique chains adopting a more advanced set of business practices and delivering well-crafted artisan concepts at scale.
Sharpen your knives and fasten your aprons: it’s that time of the year when we look at what’s going to be on trend in the coming months. There are no major outsiders in this year’s trends – food lovers are continuing to set store by healthy eating, traceability and authenticity, alongside efficiency and creativity in their dining options. However, classic establishments, such as sushi restaurants and steak houses, are also returning to the spotlight. Nagi Morkos, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, gives us the must-know trends for next year
Fidaa Ayoub, represented Lebanon at this year’s Lebanon and UAE Patron 2019 Tequila finals competition in Dubai. Yet despite the fact that he did not achieve what he originally intended to, his resolve was strengthened as the entire event constituted a very valuable learning experience.
As a distributor of Cacao Barry in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia since 1993, Polygel has witnessed important evolutions in the world of chocolate and in consumer tastes. Cacao Barry emerged in 1842 with Charles Barry when he went to Africa looking for a variety of unique cocoa beans that would ensure the creation of the highest-quality, premium chocolate.
BanoPuratos Group was established in 1995 as the exclusive distributor of Puratos in Lebanon. Over the last 23 years, BanoPuratos has grown to be one of the leading distributors of ingredient and equipment for the bakery, patisserie, chocolate and ice-cream sectors in the Middle East with major international suppliers.
The brand has been producing the world’s finest chocolate in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, France since 1922. From the very beginning, company founder and Pastry Chef Alberic Guironnet was dedicated to the creation of unique, artisan-quality chocolate with complex, balanced and consistent flavors. For almost a century, Valrhona has created a range of unique and recognizable aromatic profiles
Callebaut chocolates have been crafted from bean to bar in Belgium since 1911. The beans are roasted whole to awaken all flavors and essential aromas and all chocolates and recipes are made from 100 percent traceable and selected beans. This will be clearly communicated with the new packaging, which will be introduced in 2020.