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.
Juliana Lepan, Valrhona’s international marketing director, tackled the company’s environmentally friendly approach and its La Consigne program during Gulfood 2022 held in Dubai, UAE.
Always taking things up a notch, Valrhona invited two titans of the culinary scene, Pierre Hermé and Frédéric Bau, to a week of fine pastry, innovation and expertise in Dubai. In the presence of international Cercle V chefs from Morocco, Tunisia, Qatar, Oman, KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait and the UAE, Frédéric Bau and Pierre Hermé showcased a new way to thinking pastry around Bau’s latest book, titled “Reasoned Gourmandise,” which explores the fundamentals of a healthy and harmonious pastry that respects the flavors and textures of the great classics. In a joint interview, Frédéric Bau and Pierre Hermé tell us about their exciting collaboration and Valrhona’s role in it all.
Behind every successful brand is a winning team, which is something Valrhona knows only too well. We sat with Guillaume Lafaix, IMEA business unit manager, and Alexandra Belin, global communication group manager of Valrhona, during the first edition of the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants awards to learn more about Valrhona’s sponsorship of the Middle East & North Africa’s Best Pastry Chef award, as well as the brand’s upcoming projects.
Introducing Eighty6, a newly released B2B application set to revolutionize the food procurement industry in the GCC
Eighty6, an industry-leading online procurement tool, has been launched in the UAE with plans to expand to Saudi Arabia in the next three months.
HN spoke with Ludwig Bouldoukian, regional vice president, development – Middle East and Africa at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, to shed light on the hotel chain’s agenda and portfolio in the MENA.