BOH Interview: Onkar Sawant

Onkar Sawant is the security manager at The Taj Dubai; he has been with the operator since 1995 and shares an insight into the important business of safety and security and the emergency manual he created for the hotel brand

Dubai hotel slashes food wastage by 5.6 tonnes

Dubai hotel slashes food wastage by 5.6 tonnes

A new pilot programme is helping Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel and Residences reduce food wastage by an estimated 5.6 tonnes or the equivalent of "14,000 plated meals" a year, according to the hotel.

Sameh Youssef from Holiday Inn cooks up a win

Sameh Youssef from Holiday Inn cooks up a win

Holiday Inn Al Barsha executive chef Chef Sameh Youssef has been awarded the Chef of the Year accolade at the Hotelier Express Awards

New technology partnership to grow KSA McDonald's

New technology partnership to grow KSA McDonald's

In a statement, Cognizant said this will transform customer experience and service agility

Technology key to sustaining F&B outlets: experts

Technology key to sustaining F&B outlets: experts

Restaurants need to keep pace with apps and embrace home delivery platforms, regional experts say

EGCL wins five-year Dubai South catering contract

EGCL wins five-year Dubai South catering contract

The company will prepare, cook and serve three daily meals to 15,000 people

Supplier of the Month: Capsule Arts

Supplier of the Month: Capsule Arts

Full-service art consultants supplying the budget and mid-market Hospitality sector

Dubai menus may display calorie count

Dubai menus may display calorie count

Dubai Government is set to make a change in restaurants throughout Dubai, requiring menu to print how many calories are in each meal

Supplier of the Month: Hartmann Tresore

Supplier of the Month: Hartmann Tresore

Price, reliability and support – meeting the safety needs of the budget and mid-market sector

Burj Al Arab sets 'largest caviar' Guinness Record

Burj Al Arab sets 'largest caviar' Guinness Record

The luxury hotel achieved the new world record at the general manager's festive cocktail party on December 29

Crowne Plaza Doha The Business Park gets ISO tick

Crowne Plaza Doha The Business Park gets ISO tick

The Doha property has received the ISO 22000: 2005 certification, following getting its HACCP accreditation

SIAL Middle East 2016 opens today

SIAL Middle East 2016 opens today

The professional trade exhibition for the food, drink and hospitality industries takes place over three days

Promotion for Dubai-based exec chef Jose Rocha

Promotion for Dubai-based exec chef Jose Rocha

He will oversee the entire culinary and F&B operation of the property, including six restaurants and bars, as well as banquet facilities

Karthikeyan Ranjedran wins MENA Cezve/Ibrik title

Karthikeyan Ranjedran wins MENA Cezve/Ibrik title

A UAE-based barista was crowned the winner at the second MENA Cezve/Ibrik championship

SIAL 2016 ready to welcome record numbers

SIAL 2016 ready to welcome record numbers

Global food innovation, food security and industry trends will headline the Abu Dhabi event

Head chef of Ricetta Four Points by Sheraton named

Head chef of Ricetta Four Points by Sheraton named

Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai, has announced Alex Sebastianutti as head chef of its forthcoming Italian restaurant, Ricetta


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Special Report: GM Survey 2016
REPORTS Special Report: GM Survey 2016

We find out what the general managers of the Middle East think about MICE, nationalisation, and long-term supply and demand

Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts
Back of House Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts

However, the results of the second Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report revealed that 43% respondents said their organisation has had to reduce headcount

Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down
FOOD & BEVERAGE Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down

The restaurant will reopen in May 2017 with a new concept

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Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools


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