CATERER AROUND THE GCC
THE LATEST F&B HAPPENINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
1. BAHRAIN: Another celebrity chef is heading to Capital Club Bahrain. Alvaro Garrido is the next to make a three-day pit stop at the private city club situated in the heart of the financial district. Students and guests will get the opportunity to learn and taste the best of the Spanish Basque reason when Garrido stops by from November 6-8. Capital Club general manager Sumeet Jhingan added that “local Bahraini farms have ample rich produce that chef Alvaro will be able to choose from to create hearty dishes".
2. KUWAIT: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the region, will bring a number of the international brands it represents to Assima Mall, part of the Assima Project set to officially launch next year in Kuwait. Alghanim will bring Costa Coffee, London’s most popular coffee shop chain to the visitors of Assima Mall. Additionally, the company will open a branch of Wendy’s, with its signature 100% Angus beef square burgers and wide range of sandwiches. 3. OMAN: The Oman Ministry of Tourism will support the much talked-about food festival Muscat Eat. To be held from November 15 to 17 at the Al Mouj Golf (GCM Lawn), Muscat Eat is coming back for its second season to feature authentic traditional Omani cuisines alongside the most popular dishes in the world. A total of 15,500 food lovers from Oman and neighbouring communities flocked to the event’s first season. At least 50 local business owners showcased their delicious fares during the highly successful three-day event.
4. KSA: His Excellency (H.E.) Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al Fadley, Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture led the inauguration ceremonies of this year's edition of the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition 2018. The event aims to ser ve as a strategic platform to promote the agricultural sector, falling in line with the directives to enhance sustainable agriculture and rural area development — opening new opportunities for employment, food security, and balanced development.
5. UAE: Nando’s UAE has appointed George Kunnappally as managing director as it continues to expand in the Middle East market. An experienced F&B professional, Kunnappally has held senior management roles at international brands including Johnny Rockets, Charley’s Philly Steaks, and Subway. Kunnappally’s role at the company is to oversee its expansion plans, become a mainstay on online food delivery platforms, and to tap into the growing youth market.