16 under 30: Yasmina Hayek

16 under 30: Yasmina Hayek

Yasmina Hayek embarked on her culinary career at the Institut Paul Bocuse and trained in Michelin-starred restaurants, with Jean-Francois Piège and Matthieu Pacaud, before moving to Copenhagen to work with Danish chef Rasmus Kofoed…

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16 under 30: Charbel Makhlouf

16 under 30: Charbel Makhlouf

“Introverted, intuitionistic, thinker and judgmental person; at least that’s what my Myers-Briggs test indicates…” So says Charbel Makhlouf, who also describes himself as an “idealistic anarchist”…

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16 under 30: Antranik Balabanian

16 under 30: Antranik Balabanian

An economics course prompted Antranik Balabanian to switch majors to Business and Finance, after he first opted to study Chemistry…

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Delifrance wins ‘Janus du Commerce’ award 2018 for bakery-restaurant concept

Delifrance wins ‘Janus du Commerce’ award 2018 for bakery-restaurant concept

Delifrance, the world’s leading French bakery-café-restaurant chain, was awarded the 2018 Janus du Commerce at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. This prize acknowledges the brand’s ability to reinvent itself. Since May 2015, Delifrance has opened 52 restaurants around the world including Dubai. Its Dubai Mall outlet is...

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Leila Min Lebnen expands KSA operation

Leila Min Lebnen expands KSA operation

Leila Min Lebnen KSA is a home-grown Lebanese restaurant, has opened its second branch in Riyadh. This brings the total to four branches in Lebanon and 16 across the Arab world. These operate in the UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain. The interior offers guests a design that is authentically-traditional, but with...

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GRIF 2019 coming to Europe

GRIF 2019 coming to Europe

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), running for five consecutive years, will be held in Europe for the first time. Providing a unique meeting place, GRIF 2019 is a platform for restaurant innovators looking to raise capital, internationalize their brand, expand their offering or find new partners. Need to know...

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MasterChef restaurant to open in Dubai this April

MasterChef restaurant to open in Dubai this April

Chef Maria ‘Margarita’ Vaamonde-Beggs has been appointed to head the kitchen setup and menu creation.

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Exclusive: Lebanese expat launches a new F&B concept in NYC

Exclusive: Lebanese expat launches a new F&B concept in NYC

Harb is convinced that his restaurant’s package is what sets him part.

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bartartine; to bread and friendship

bartartine; to bread and friendship

Discussing the current positioning and strategy, Yara Francis, bartartine’s senior marketing specialist explained, “Our setup is a quite a dynamic and vibrant one that is reflective of the location(s) we operate in.

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Copthorne Kuwait City’s hotel culinary specialists win 8 awards at HORECA Kuwait 2019

Copthorne Kuwait City’s hotel culinary specialists win 8 awards at HORECA Kuwait 2019

The talented Copthorne Kuwait City hotel culinary specialists showed a unique performance at the competition and were awarded one gold and two silver medals, in addition to five merit medals.

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