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Virgilio Martinez

As chef-owner as Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru, which ranks fifth on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List, Virgilio Martinez is an advocate for Peruvian around the world – and was chosen as this year’s recipient of the coveted Chefs’ Choice Award 2017. He has a Michelin star to his

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Pro Chef Middle East Awards 2017

Culinary experts from across the region gathered for the market-leading awards ceremony The fifth annual Pro Chef Middle East Awards 2017 saw a record turnout, with 350 head chefs, distributors and culinary experts gathering for the industry-leading awards ceremony in Dubai on Monday 6th November. Held at the Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph

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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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UAE Food Bank

The second UAE Food Bank has launched in Dubai. The brand-new bank is situated in Al Bada, close to the Canadian University in the city. The launch happened under the patronage of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation on Monday, 16th October. The UAE Food Bank is an non-profit organisation,

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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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