Marc Chehade and the secret of MEC’s success

Marc Chehade and the secret of MEC’s success

He entered the Lebanese F&B industry in 2000, when still fairly young and studying for a civil engineering degree at LAU. Being a nightlife enthusiast himself, Marc Chehade decided to set up a company called Managing and Engineering F&B Concepts (MEC) and, as CEO, opened the first bar in Monot Street, named Rounders

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Tourism boost expected in Lebanon following lift of the Saudi travel ban

Tourism boost expected in Lebanon following lift of the Saudi travel ban

“We are awaiting for the travel ban to be lifted by the UAE, and this is a announcement we anticipate in a month or so,” Achkar said.

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16 under 30: Michèle Cattan

16 under 30: Michèle Cattan

Born and raised in Beirut, Michèle Cattan followed in the footsteps of her father, Nicolas, at an early age…

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16 under 30: Youssef Hadid

16 under 30: Youssef Hadid

Born in Tyre, Lebanon, Youssef Hadid forged his skills working side by side with his father and traveling abroad for internships. He decided to dedicate himself to the hospitality industry, because, in his own words, “It’s the most exciting industry in the world”…

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16 under 30: Albert Massaad

16 under 30: Albert Massaad

Albert Massaad started selling pizzas in school at a young age. To learn from the best, he attended culinary school in France…

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16 under 30: Mayfrid S. Chehlaoui

16 under 30: Mayfrid S. Chehlaoui

Mayfrid Chehlaoui was born in France and raised between Paris, London and Beirut, before her family settled in Lebanon when she was aged 16…

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16 under 30: Rawad Boulos

16 under 30: Rawad Boulos

Growing up, Rawad Boulos came to realize that his favorite times were those that involved helping to organize a good time for people around him…

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16 under 30: Soumaya Merhi

16 under 30: Soumaya Merhi

Part German and part Lebanese, Soumaya Merhi is a young entrepreneur who founded TAQA bakery, a pioneering venture producing healthy snacks…

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Coming up at HORECA Lebanon

Coming up at HORECA Lebanon

HORECA Lebanon is returning to Seaside Arena, Beirut, from April 2-5, 2019. We take a look at what’s in store during the four-day hospitality and foodservice trade event

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16 under 30: Tara Khattar

16 under 30: Tara Khattar

Born in Lebanon, Tara Khattar quickly became aware of her passion for food. From an early age, she spent countless hours in the kitchen experimenting with local ingredients…

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