Hospitality expert Duncan Fraser-Smith has been appointed managing partner of GLEE Hospitality Solutions. Having launched hundreds of successful and high-profile hospitality venues throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, he brings over three decades of experience to the role. He also authored Create to Plate and is a regular keynote speaker, moderator and panelist at international hospitality trade and corporate conferences and events.
International cuisine has transformed beyond recognition in recent decades. Greater exposure to cuisines from farflung corners of the world, via digital platforms such as social media, has introduced us to new dining concepts that meant little to us just a few years ago. With this in mind, Abdul Kader Saadi, founder and managing director of Eighty6 Shop, gives us the lowdown on seafood and why it is becoming more popular by the hour.
With specialty coffee being one of the fastest-growing markets in the world, Natalya Latypova,managing director of Glee Hospitality Solutions, explores this growing trend and the equipment that’s making waves across the market.
From the moment a guest steps into an establishment, they expect to be treated to an experience that tantalizes every one of their senses. Natalya Latypova, managing director of Glee Hospitality Solutions talks tableware and the impact it can have on the restaurant experience.
The vegan movement has gained traction in recent years, with advocates praising its sensitivity to the environment and sustainable practices. Natalya Latypova, managing director of Glee Hospitality Solutions, explores veganism in Dubai and how restaurants can better cater to this growing audience.
From traditional favorites to dairy-free, low-carb options, sweet treats have evolved to become an essential component in modern food trends, particularly in the Middle East, as Natalya Latypova, managing director of Glee Hospitality Solutions, explains. F
The concept of franchising has, for the most part, performed positively in spite of lockdowns, supply issues and other factors. Abdul Kader Saadi, managing director of Glee Hospitality, puts multi-unit franchising in the spotlight.
With more consumers focusing on their health, favoring “clean” eating over processed options, F&B operators are having to adapt their product lines. Abdul Kader Saadi, managing director of Glee Hospitality, discusses how demand for non-processed foods just keeps on rising.
Although veganism is not new, it has become one of the most talked about topics in recent times due to the boom in health and wellness, as well as environmental concerns. Abdul Kader Saadi, managing director of Glee Hospitality,, lifts the lid on veganism in the UAE and how the F&B sector is meeting local demand for meat substitues.