Chef Youssef Akiki is not just a culinary master but also a true ambassador for Lebanon. He has earned a global reputation for his innovative and authentic approach to Lebanese cuisine. He is the owner and manager of the F&B consultancy firm Kitchen Backstage Company and the visionary behind brût, a unique farm-to-table concept that offers an immersive experience in Levantine cuisine. Additionally, Akiki has launched Butler’s Table offering Mediterranean cuisine with vibrant, fresh ingredients. As a board member of the Lebanese Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Night-Clubs & Pastries, and through his consultancy work with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Lebanon, as well as thrilling collaborations such as the one with celebrity chef Davy Tissot at brût in Hrajel-Lebanon this September 16, Akiki is committed to putting Lebanon on the international culinary map.
Akram Nicolas Kassatly, chairman and CEO of Kassatly Chtaura SAL, launched his business during an exceptionally challenging period in Lebanon’s history. In this exclusive interview, he discusses the firm’s accomplishments, its steady growth and latest endeavors.
Saudi HORECA Riyadh is set to celebrate its 12th edition at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center from November 27–29. We reveal what makes it the Kingdom’s most valuable hospitality and foodservice exhibition, and why professionals should visit the show.
In a dynamic and ever-changing world, the hospitality industry has embraced technological advancements to enhance its services. Among the pioneers leading this transformation is Bidfood Middle East, the region’s leading food and technology distributor. Through its groundbreaking e-distribution platform, myBidfood, Bidfood Middle East is revolutionizing the way B2B transactions occur in the Middle East’s food and beverage domain. We take a look at how myBidfood’s first-of-its-kind features are impacting the hospitality industry and reshaping the landscape of e-commerce in the region.
The first edition of HORECA Jeddah, which took place from February 7-9, 2023, at Jeddah Superdome, was hailed a success, gathering together more than 15,000 visitors and 100 exhibitors.
Nouhad Dammous, the late editor-in-chief of Hospitality News Middle East, was a firm believer in the power of technology. Here, we share his words on why franchises need to integrate smart systems to improve efficiency and cut costs.
Returning to Kuwait International Fair from March 6-8, 2023, HORECA Kuwait will be bringing together the top names in hospitality and foodservice, not to mention the hottest and most innovative products. We discover what’s planned at the renowned trade show with Mohamad Najia, executive director of Leader’s Group for Consulting and Development, HORECA Kuwait organizer.