Interview with Fadi Safadi

Interview with Fadi Safadi

In an exclusive interview to HN, Hodema consulting services talks with Fadi Safadi, founder of a Al Safadi, a successful F&B concept launched in 1994, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Expanding an Empire

Expanding an Empire

Prominent Lebanese restaurateur Pierre Ziadeh and his partner Souhail Nassar took over the Minet El Hosn area of Downtown Beirut in 2009 with international culinary concepts and development. Through SP Holding, Ziadeh has now successfully expanded throughout the Middle East and is on track to franchise the first of many unique concepts in 2020.

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Articulating Spaces

Articulating Spaces

The interior architect Ramy Boutros sees movement in every texture, life in every stone, warmth in every metal and a dance in every fabric. Specializing in realizing dreams, he is an expert at breathing new life into any space. Here, HN talks to him about the challenges involved in designing some of Lebanon’s most successful homegrown F&B concepts.

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Lebanon’s Culinary Ambassador

Lebanon’s Culinary Ambassador

Globe-trotting chef, television personality and culinary consultant Joe Barza is credited with introducing Lebanese cuisine to diners around the world. We managed to sit him down for a few minutes and ask him to share his thoughts on the past and plans for the future.

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Wishes and Expectations

Wishes and Expectations

Exceeding guests’ expectations is all too familiar to hospitality professionals and is something we strive to do on a daily basis, but what if the tables were turned? As the year winds down, we thought it would be an interesting idea to present the wishes and expectations of our dear friends in the industry, with the intention of gauging their reactions and finding out if 2020 will exceed their own expectations.

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Shadi Abu Khadija re-elected president of the Jordanian Chefs’ Association

Shadi Abu Khadija re-elected president of the Jordanian Chefs’ Association

Chef Shadi Abu Khadija is of the mind that, “Hospitality is more than what we do, it is who we are.”Being re-elected president of the JCA’s comes as no surprise considering that his love for the profession has only grown stronger and could be traced back to his childhood. His passion saw...

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The Kuwait Humanitarian and Friendship Society honors Mohamed Najia

The Kuwait Humanitarian and Friendship Society honors Mohamed Najia

The Kuwait Humanitarian and Friendship Society, established in the State of Kuwait in April 2018, is a legal entity whose founders are the prime contributors of its financial support. It is also worthy to note, that it is one of the very few to have women members. The Society aims...

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George Farouk appointed as Operations Manager of Tryp By Wyndham Dubai

George Farouk appointed as Operations Manager of Tryp By Wyndham Dubai

Farouk will oversee operations across all departments throughout the hotel, including its 650 rooms, and three food and beverage outlets.

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Global standards and local flavors

Global standards and local flavors

Chef Olivier Pallut is a French national with extensive experience in the culinary industry. He has worked for Hotel Charentais, Bistro Le Francais, Le Meridien St Martin, Le Meridien Mariador, Qatar Royal Palace, Mezzaluna and Zoe Restaurants in Bahrain, Thimar Reef Island, Cordon Bleu Istanbul to name a few. His...

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Nada Debs collaborates with IKEA for LJUV COLLECTION

Nada Debs collaborates with IKEA for LJUV COLLECTION

It includes decorative and functional items such as floor cushions, rugs, and ceramics and will be available in the Middle East in February 2020.

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