With a mantra of “life is short, do what you love,” Antonio Lopez, Teatro Restaurant’s executive sous chef, did just that. He left a career in engineering to pursue his passion for culinary arts, finding his place at Rotana Abu Dhabi’s star restaurant. Here, he gives us a glimpse into Teatro and what makes it such a phenomenal success.
Franchising is a proven route to the successful international expansion of businesses in various sectors, from hotels and restaurants to high-end fashion and beauty. Babette Märzheuser-Wood, managing director of franchise advisory at Dentons, gives us the lowdown on the different solutions available for companies looking to explore franchising or manchising.
Kelvin Cheung, a celebrated Chinese-Canadian chef and partner at Jun’s, spent his early years exploring flavors. In an exclusive interview with HN, the third-generation chef discusses how he spent the majority of his youth preparing for a life of travel and working with Asian foods in foreign kitchens.