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S.Pellegrino Young Chef

The winner of S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa and Middle East was announced at a ceremony on Monday evening Chef Vusumuzi Ndlovu (pictured second left) has won S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa and Middle East. The competition was held at ICCA Dubai and saw nine chefs gather to compete from around the region.

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Chile F&B push in UAE

Chile F&B push in UAE: The Chilean Ambassador Jean Paul Tarud and the Trade Commission of Chile, Sharif Chacoff visited Dubai recently, to promote Chilean F&B in the emirates. The annual “Flavours of Chile” event was hosted at Toro Toro in Grosvenor Tower in DubaI Marina. More than 150 industry experts

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Josefinna Valve

Josefinna Valve has been appointed chef de cuisine of popular Argentinean restaurant Asado. The restaurant, which is based in the recently renamed Palace Downtown hotel, first opened in 2008. Since then, the restaurant has gone from strength-to-strength, winning various awards, including the Best Latin American Restaurant at the BBC Good Food

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Jumeirah restaurant week

Chefs across Jumeirah’s Dubai properties are currently getting ready for the launch of Jumeirah restaurant week. Forty restaurants will take part in the 2017 Jumeriah restaurant week which will run from 5th-13th October. It’s the sixth consecutive year the event has run, and is expected to be popular with the public. Jumeirah

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Jason Dell

Al Hamra Group (AHG), the largest real estate developer in Ras Al Khaimah has hired Jason Dell as Food and Beverage Director. Originally from New Zealand, Jason Dell studied Culinary Studies at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. Following his training, he worked under well-known New Zealand Chef Rick Rutludge Manning. Dell then

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Salvatore Barcellona

Salvatore Barcellona will manage culinary operations across all of the hotel’s restaurants Chef Salvatore Barcellona  Manzil Downtown has appointed Salvatore Barcellona as head chef to work across all restaurants at the hotel. Those under Chef Salvatore’s remit include The Courtyard, Boulevard Kitchen and Nezesaussi Grill. The chef has over 20 years’ experience in

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Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller recently launched a new Bouchon Bakery in JBR The Walk, Dubai Q: Chef Thomas Keller, why have you chosen this particular time to branch out internationally and why did you pick Dubai? A: I originally opened Bouchon Bakery as a place that would foster community and provide a foundation for memories. Whether

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  With a food empire that spans much more than 20 fine dining restaurants, you'd think chef/restauranteur and Wolfgang Puck might think about slowing down a bit as he approaches 65. No, he says, as more books, catering contracts, casual restaurants, licensed products and more continue to flow from the man

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