Le Cordon Bleu to open an institute in Riyadh by the end of 2023

Le Cordon Bleu to open an institute in Riyadh by the end of 2023

Le Cordon Bleu will also propose a program dedicated to Saudi Arabian cuisine, to highlight the local ingredients, flavors and gastronomy.

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AUB wraps up a series of webinars on the Middle East’s restaurant sector

AUB wraps up a series of webinars on the Middle East’s restaurant sector

A unique series of six webinars was recently launched to shed light on how restaurateurs from Lebanon and the region are breaking through to grow their businesses abroad. Organized by AUB, OSB, Khaddit Beirut, the Lebanese Business Council in Kuwait, and in collaboration with the RNCP Syndicate and HORECA Live, the virtual series kicked off on June 8 with a discussion on entering new markets in the GCC and MENA region.

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HORECA Oman to debut in May 2022

HORECA Oman to debut in May 2022

HORECA, one of the Middle East’s largest hospitality and foodservice exhibitions, is set to host its first edition in Oman from May 31 to June 2, 2022. Organized by Hospitality Services, a Beirut-based large-scale event organizer, and Al Nimr Expo, HORECA Oman will feature an exhibition of products, services, equipment and technologies, delivering key buyers to Oman’s hospitality and food and beverage service sectors.

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Will vaccines and digital solutions help the easing of travel restrictions?

Will vaccines and digital solutions help the easing of travel restrictions?

Restrictions apply to fully vaccinated passengers, and 17 percent of destinations mention vaccinated passengers in their regulations.

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Sandy Hayek at the helm of Time Out Market Dubai

Sandy Hayek at the helm of Time Out Market Dubai

Sandy Hayek is a woman of many talents. With a career spanning more than 15 years, she is not only an F&B operator but also a passionate sommelier. Having worked in Sweden and the UAE, where she has held senior positions at a number of award-winning dining and retail concepts including La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie in Downtown Dubai and Galeries Lafayette, she recently began a new chapter as the GM of Time Out Market Dubai, a new food hall. We learn more about her new role. 

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Magical Morocco

Magical Morocco

For many travelers, a holiday represents a dreamlike escape. Rishabh Thapar, director of HVS’s Middle East and Africa team, tells us why Morocco is hitting all the high notes with explorers looking for something a little different.

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The kitchen’s hottest rising stars

The kitchen’s hottest rising stars

One thing’s for sure: the Middle East is bursting at the seams with talented chefs who are making their culinary mark. We turned up the heat and spoke to some of the brightest stars in the kitchen to learn more about their experiences at home and abroad.

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A passion for pastry with chef Paul Hayward

A passion for pastry with chef Paul Hayward

Hailing from the UK, chef Paul Hayward has been working in pastry since he was 16. By the age of 23, Hayward was an executive pastry chef, working at The Ritz in London. Today, he is the consultant and owner of Ph by Design. We learn more about his passion for pastry.

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Kitchen talk with chef Daniel Halabi

Kitchen talk with chef Daniel Halabi

It’s a family affair for chef Daniel Halabi, whose father, Elias, taught him the trade at the age of eight. We sat with the chef to learn more about his experiences and his work as the technical development chef of Kuwait Proteins Company.

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Hotel franchising in the Middle East

Hotel franchising in the Middle East

Christopher Lund, head of hotels – Colliers MENA, discusses the latest developments and how franchising agreements are changing.

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