Is F&B outsourcing on its way out?
Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, charts the growing trend among hotel owners to take back their F&B offering inhouse and highlights the beneﬁts of doing so, which include regaining control in key areas and opportunities to increase proﬁts.
A legacy in the making with Hussni Ajlani, owner and founder of Salmontini
Hussni Ajlani was left spellbound by Lebanon when he visited the country in 1999 and decided to invest his time in the Lebanese hospitality industry. Here, the owner and founder of Salmontini takes us on a trip down memory lane and tells us what drives his passion.
MG Hotel Supplies expands its presence in the UAE with a new showroom
MG Hotel Supplies, a trendsetter in kitchenware and tableware, has recently expanded its showroom in Al Quoz, Dubai. The opening event, which took on May 1, invited F&B professionals to discover the extensive range of products and services offered by MG Hotel Supplies.
Exclusive: Ladurée opens its fourth branch in Abu Dhabi
Ladurée has announced the opening of its newest branch in Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi, offering guests a unique dining experience by blending the brand’s French heritage with Middle Eastern culture.
Salon du Chocolat et de la Pâtisserie set to return to Galeries Lafayette
Salon du Chocolat et de la Pâtisserie, the largest event in the world dedicated to chocolate and pastry, will be marking its second edition in Dubai, from May 18 to May 20, 2023.
Homegrown plant-based meat brand Switch Foods inaugurates its first facility in the UAE
Homegrown foodtech startup Switch Foods inaugurates its first state-of-the-art exclusive plant-based meat production facility, located at KEZAD, Abu Dhabi. Switch Foods’ facility in KEZAD spans a 20,000 square feet plot and includes built-to-order equipment from leading global technology providers, a high-tech laboratory, an innovation centre, cold storage areas, preparation areas, logistics areas, and offices. The cutting-edge facility represents a significant milestone for the UAE’s burgeoning plant-based food industry, aligning with the UAE’s National Food Security Strategy 2051, which aims to promote food security through sustainable innovations and diversified food sources.
Caffè Vergnano brings a part of Italian espresso to the UAE hospitality scene
Caffè Vergnano, Italy’s oldest coffee roasting company, is bringing the flavor and passion of authentic Italian coffee to the UAE. With over 140 years of experience, Caffe’ Vergnano not only provides its partners with the world’s finest coffee blends but also authentic Italian Espresso.
Reef & Beef restaurant set to open in Dubai this year
Reef & Beef, the latest dining hotspot to hit Downtown Dubai, is set to take the city’s culinary scene by storm. Combining rustic charm and contemporary elegance, Reef & Beef promises to offer a wide selection of seafood and meat cuts in a truly unique setting.
Savoring authentic Lebanese food with Elie Bassil, founder and COO of Habib Beirut
The concept began with an elderly man named Habib, who was renowned by locals for his pickles and homemade dairy products. News of his outstanding goods quickly spread, and it wasn’t long before restaurants started serving his dishes. Forty years later, Habib Beirut was born, and today, the brand is synonymous with authentic Lebanese food cooked with passion and a twist. Elie Bassil, founder and COO of Habib Beirut, discusses the concept’s rise to fame and his plans for the future.
On the go with Dani Demerjian CGM of InterContinental Abu Dhabi and InterContinental Residences
Dani Demerjian, cluster general manager of InterContinental Abu Dhabi and InterContinental Residences Abu Dhabi, discusses the hospitality landscape and his plans for the InterContinental Abu Dhabi properties.