Beyond ‘Alya’ with Rabih Daher, CEO of Global Catering Services

Beyond ‘Alya’ with Rabih Daher, CEO of Global Catering Services

Beyond ‘Alya’ with Rabih Daher, CEO of Global Catering Services

Rabih Daher, CEO of Global Catering Services, recently inaugurated Alya Restaurant, an upscale venue situated in Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi. Here, he shares details about the company behind it.

What inspires you to create innovative restaurant concepts?

 In our culinary exploration, a discerning realization unfolded. We realized there was a gap in the market yearning to be filled with the exquisite essence of Lebanese cuisine. It is a gap that echoes the absence of meticulous attention to detail. Thus, there is a scarcity of dishes crafted with premium ingredients that transcend the ordinary. Subsequently, it was this revelation that sparked the inception of our culinary endeavor. Thus, we sought to bridge the void and introduce something truly exceptional.

The heart of our mission beats with the desire to offer more than just meals. We wanted to present an immersive experience where every dish serves as a storyteller. Consequently, we envisioned a culinary haven where each bite narrates the rich tapestry of Lebanese culture, history, and flavors. This vision transcends market gaps, weaving a tapestry of narratives through the artistry of Lebanese cuisine, creating a rich experience.

What factors have contributed to winning the trust of your customers with these brands?

As a distinguished industry leader, Global Catering Services boasts a diverse portfolio. Our nine brands have not only delighted local taste buds but have also made a lasting impact on the global and regional culinary stage. Expanding beyond gastronomy, the company strategically enters retail, enriching its multifaceted culinary presence and adding a new dimension to its influence.

Our commitment to innovation and quality merges with our unwavering passion for delivering exceptional dining experiences. Therefore, each brand is a testament to our culinary vision, meticulously curated to appeal to diverse global palates and preferences.

What are your plans? 

Global Catering Services strategically aims to expand its presence in emerging markets, both regionally and globally, consolidating its position. Fueled by a commitment to culinary excellence, the company’s growth strategy extends far beyond its current borders. Thus, setting its sights on new horizons and uncharted territories.

Our vision is not just to meet demands and expectations but to exceed them. Consequently, we sets new standards for culinary excellence. We prioritize quality, are dedicated to innovation and have a passion for delivering memorable dining experiences. Thus, Global Catering Services is poised to leave an indelible mark on emerging markets, both regionally and internationally.


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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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