Frédéric Jaunault, founder of the Academy of Fruits and Vegetables in France and “MOF Primeur” (Best Craftsman of France – Fruits and Vegetables category), has had an interesting journey. Having previously worked in the United States and in Bermuda, as well as at the iconic Ledoyen, the Plaza Athenee, Bernard Loiseau and Le Normandie in Deauville, he decided to specialize in vegetables, finding balance between tradition and modernity, technicity and pleasure. Here, Jaunault tells us about his upcoming charity gala dinner by Mon Liban d’Azur, which is set to take at Eddé Sands, Byblos -Lebanon, on May 28, 2022.
As managing partner of WSH LLC and Tastings SoFlo LLC, a luxury catering and events company, Giovanna Mansi Lutfi has plenty of hospitality experience. Her latest concept, Lira Miami, pays homage to her Lebanese heritage.
Chef Samaan Helal has plenty of experience under his belt, having worked in kitchens around the world, from the Gulf to New York and many cities in between. HN sat with the visionary chef to discuss his latest projects in KSA, some of which include his three children.
The new Em Sherif seafood concept has a beef bar corner, and was created as an homage to Lebanon’s historic ties to the Mediterranean.
The F&B sector has witnessed a significant rise in the number of online food ordering and food delivery companies in recent years, with the pandemic accelerating growth in this sector. Maya Bekhazi Noun, founder and managing director of The Food Studio, tells us why online food delivery is here to stay and how technology is playing a role.
Marc Naaman, managing partner of KB Food, is set on introducing kibbeh to the French community and the world. Here, he tells us all about Kébi, an exciting concept inspired by a recipe he concocted with the help of Karim Haidar, a renowned chef.
A law school graduate, Daniel Khairallah, CEO of Rival Management Services LLC, found his calling in the world of hospitality. After launching a series of successful signature concepts worldwide, such as Crystal Beirut, London, St. Tropez, Metis, La Plage and the C Bar Dubai, to name a few, he ventured into the world of F&B, marketing and brand activation. We spoke to the Khairallah about his entrepreneurial flair and his latest projects.
A Peruvian adventure with Yasmina Yared Azoury founder of SAPA Beirut, CINCO Beirut, SOFITA Beirut restaurants
Yasmina Yared began her career in Dubai working for Kearney in management consulting. It is only after traveling to Peru in 2013 that she discovered her true passion, Peruvian cuisine, bringing the country’s vibrant gastronomy back with her to Lebanon. She has since opened CINCO, the first Peruvian restaurant in the Middle East, as well as other concepts.