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Social by Heinz Beck's chef de cuisine, Francesco Acquaviva, recently held an evening of gastronomy at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management alongside the school's students. The evening was attended by F&B industry peers, and consisted of a specially-curated six-course menu featuring a selection of Heinz Beck's signature dishes, including

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Dubai restaurants will have to offer diners filtered tap water from 2020 onwards, in a bid to cut down on plastic usage. The announcement was reportedly made by Dubai Municipality as part of the updates to the Dubai Food Code, which is set to be released next year. Amal Albedwawi, head of

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In a joint venture, Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) and Crop One will co-invest US$40 million to build the world’s largest vertical farming facility near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central. When complete, the vertical farm facility will cover 130,000 square feet, but have a production output equivalent to 900

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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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Italian Cuisine World Summit in Dubai

As part of the 9th annual Italian Cuisine World Summit in Dubai, the Italian government will be hosting an Italian Cuisine Week from 20-26 November across the UAE. The event follows a two-month F&B push by the Italian authorities in the UAE. “The week-long celebration will commence on 20th November with

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Morah closes: The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant Morah has closed less than 12 months after opening. The restaurant which was situated in the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Dubai closed down this week.

Morah closes: The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant Morah has closed less than 12 months after opening. The restaurant which was situated in the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Dubai closed down this week. Morah originally opened in late January this year, and was the third in the chain, with two

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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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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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