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Ruya Dubai London

Breaking boundaries for the Middle East’s food scene, Colin Clague is the executive chef of the homegrown Turkish restaurant Rüya Dubai. He recently launched Rüya London, the restaurant’s second outlet, in the British capital. This month, the award-winning chef talks to Sophie Voelzing about what takes to go international. Yearly, the

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UAE restaurant waste

With pressure coming from both the bottom-line and consumers, reducing food waste is an increasing focus for the industry. Naomi MacKenzie co-founder of KITRO, the first fully automated food waste measurement system for restaurants and canteens, discusses what can be done to tackle the problem. “All you can eat.” In Brazil,

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Ramadan in Dubai

Executive chef Jean Westhuizen offers his advice on ensuring your kitchen runs smoothly during Ramadan in Dubai As executive chefs, we have a great deal of responsibility to ensure our kitchens run smoothly and are profitable. It’s easy to simply sit back and except that Ramadan is a slow time and

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Heston Bluemental’s new Dubai restaurant

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, which is set to open early in 2019, has revealed that ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ will open at the property. Commenting on the opening, chef Heston Blumenthal said: “I am truly excited about opening in this incredible location”, explains Heston “it is not often that

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The Lion Dubai

The Lion Dubai: Dubai-based chef duo, Nick Alvis and Scott Price, have taken over The Black Lion at H Hotel, Dubai – renaming it The Lion by Nick & Scott. Known for their popular homegrown concept at Madinat Jumeirah, folly by Nick & Scott, the pair will celebrate English pub

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El Sur Dubai

El Sur Dubai announces two new roles have been filled at the Spanish restaurant The popular Spanish eatery has recruited a new head chef and manager. The two joining the team, Roberto Avila (general manager) and Daniel Perez (head chef) promise to bring “a strong educational drive on how Spanish cuisine

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Benihana Dubai

UK-based chef David Tran will be joining the team at Benihana Dubai for the Japanese festival of Hanami this April. Also known as the “Cherry Blossom Festival” the popular Japanese event traditionally celebrates the start of Spring. The event sees people from across the country gather under cherry blossom trees, enjoying

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Chris Naylor is Executive Chef of the Michelin star Restaurant Vermeer at The NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace Hotel.  At this year’s Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF 2018), he spoke alongside Maarten Markus, NH Hotel Group’s Managing Director Northern Europe, about how hotels can succeed at creating a dining culture

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Ramadan in Dubai

As the holy month approaches, Chef Jéan van der Westhuizen looks at how professional chefs should plan for Ramadan in Dubai Being a Western chef, I’ve cooked many turkeys and roast dishes with mashed potatoes and all kinds of vegetables. Mostly over the western type of holidays. But I’ll never forget my

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