Brack will be in charge of menu development, staff training, supervising kitchen staff, budgets, costing and implementation of food safety.
Michael Wale, CEO, to join the Board of Directors of Kerzner International and Philippe Zuber, COO, to become the new Chief Executive Officer.
HN sits down with Aline Kamakian, owner and CEO of Fig Holding, who is responsible for spreading the Armenian heritage with her own YouTube channel and a wave of restaurants, Mayrig and Batchig, serving Armenian delicacies in Lebanon, KSA, Armenia and Maldives.
After graduating from the French Cheesemonger School in Paris in 2008, Francois Robin headed the cheese department at the world-renowned Parisian luxury grocer Fauchon and worked with pastry chefs Christophe Adam and Benoit Couvrand. His vast knowledge and expertise earned him the coveted title of Meilleurs Ouvriers de France in 2011. Robin went on to share his expertise as an instructor for the French Dairy Interbranch. HN caught up with Robin during his Cheeses of Europe webinar to discuss his love of cheese.
In his new position, Lacin will oversee nine Dubai hotels including The Westin and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Le Meridien Dubai, Aloft and Elements hotels.
When it comes to breaking the glass ceiling, Mireille Hayek, Founder and Co-Owner of Em Sherif, has shattered it all together. Her brands, Em Sherif Restaurant; Em Sherif Café; Em Sherif Sea Café; and Parrilla, have been a raving success both locally and internationally. With four branches in Lebanon and nine abroad (Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UK and Saudi Arabia), Hayek is not considering refraining anytime soon, and will keep on innovating. HN discusses with her the current obstacles and her growth forecasts .
Armed with impressive credentials and F&B retail service experience spanning the Middle East and North Africa, Christian Salloum pursued a dream he had been nurturing since the age of 17, launching his own restaurant and catering consultancy. BrandPortunity, like the name suggests, is a mixture betwee “brand” and “opportunity.” The company is a testament to Salloum’s creativity, success and positivity, mirroring the opportunities and solutions that he has shaped over the years and the brands that he has strengthened with his knowledge and determination. HN sat with the foodpreneur to learn more about BrandPortunity.