Leading Middle East chefs and restaurateurs are exploring the changing face of the region’s dining scene ahead of their participation in a dedicated food and beverage forum at the 17th annual Hotel Show Dubai.
The region’s leading hospitality event, taking place over three days at the Dubai World Trade Centre this month, is opening up its Vision Conference on 19th September 2016 to expert-led discussions exploring trends amongst the region’s diners.
Speakers at the conference include: Chef Colin Clague, Executive Chef & Managing Partner, Ruya Restaurant, Grosvenor House, previously Chef de Cuisine at the Burj al Arab and Executive Chef of the popular Zuma and Qbara restaurants in Dubai; Kuwaiti Chef Ahmed Al Bader, renowned for his influence on the country’s F&B scene through his work with the Epicure Group and Group Six; and Chef Darren Velvick, Head Chef & Patron of The Croft, who spent more than a decade working alongside Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing and won ‘Middle East Chef of the Year 2015′.
Dubai’s casual dining revolution – favouring authentic street foods cooked quickly and served in a relaxed atmosphere – is set to be a running theme through the series of expert-led discussions.
Alex Teodoresco, the man behind some of Dubai’s most popular events celebrating street culture – including Street Nights Dubai and Truckers DXB – will be speaking at the conference, whilst hosting a feature on the show floor.
The F&B themed discussions at the 4th annual Vision Conference include: ‘Food as a Feeling: trendsetting in the GCC, reinventing classics and loving food’; ‘Chef Entrepreneurs – the secret of success’; ‘Trends in kitchen and eating spaces – reviving your concept for improved performance’; and ‘The casual revolution: street food, sharing caring, grab and go, menu engineering for new trends and improving revenue performance along the way’; set to take place 10:30am – 14:00pm on Monday 18th September 2016.
FoodeMag dxb is the official E-Magazine Partner of the Hotel Show. Find out more and register to attend The Hotel Show Dubai 2016 (17-19th September 2016, Dubai World Trade Centre) and its Vision Conference for free, at: www.thehotelshow.com