Getting to grips with Generation Z

Getting to grips with Generation Z

Having grown up with technology, Generation Z is one of the most advanced — and sophisticated — of all generations. Maya Bekhazi Noun, founder and managing director of The Food Studio, explains how this group is calling the shots, especially in the world of food and beverage.

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From sushi to shabu shabu: a Japanese food adventure

From sushi to shabu shabu: a Japanese food adventure

It’s no wonder that Japan is a firm favorite among foodies. Boasting a wide variety of exciting dishes, Japanese cuisine ticks all the boxes when it comes to smell, texture and flavor, as Maya Bekhazi Noun, co-founder and managing director of The Food Studio, explains.

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Lebanon’s Pastry Pioneers

Lebanon’s Pastry Pioneers

There’s nothing quite like the sweet taste of success. HN talks to five Lebanese pastry shop owners to discover more about their brands and their recipe for staying ahead.

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Saluting the hospitality industry’s women trailblazers

Saluting the hospitality industry’s women trailblazers

Women are shaking up hospitality like never before, bringing talent, ideas and a can-do attitude to the sector in unprecedented times. Here, thirty professionals who are today disrupting the industry across the region in a big way, share their success stories and offer words of wisdom to those just starting out.

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Maya Noun discusses consumers’ dietary concerns

Maya Noun discusses consumers’ dietary concerns

The way every generation reacts to dietary measures in food offering is becoming increasingly unpredictable with every passing year. The challenge for restaurateurs and pastry chefs lies in finding the most suitable ways to adapt their existing offerings to their customers’ dietary requirements. Maya Bekhazi Noun, founder and managing director...

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The special world of sake

The special world of sake

Whether in the form of a sparkling aperitif or a digestif, sake is increasing its global market share. Versatile, unique and enigmatic, this beverage, which has its roots in Japan, complements food just as wonderfully as wine. Maya Bekhazi Noun of The Food Studio gives us a complete product overview with the help of Japan’s Ambassador to Lebanon, H.E. Matahiro Yamaguchi

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The new syndicate of RCNP Lebanon

The new syndicate of RCNP Lebanon

Tony Ramy was re-elected as the President of the Lebanese Syndicate Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Night-clubs and Pastries by unanimous vote. Khaled Nazha continues to serve as Vice President, Maya Bekhazi Noun as General Secretary and Aref Saade as Treasurer.

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35 Influential Women in Hospitality

35 Influential Women in Hospitality

HN shines a spotlight on 35 of the top female hospitality professionals and entrepreneurs in the Middle East…

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Six Centuries And Still Brewing…

Six Centuries And Still Brewing…

While classics such as espresso, Arabic, or ‘kahweh’, and Turkish coffee remain deeply entrenched in the regional café culture, there are always new takes and twists on our favorite beverage, reflecting changing times, tastes and attitudes. Maya Bekhazi Noun, founder and managing director of The Food Studio, highlights this year’s most significant trends making waves across the wonderful world of coffee

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What’s Clucking?

What’s Clucking?

Year-on-year sales in the chicken industry are rising, with forecasts indicating that growth rates will be sustained in 2018. Maya Bekhazi Noun, founder and managing director of Food Studio, tells us why poultry’s popularity is on the rise

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