Archive for February, 2014

Top 10 Tips for Starting a Restaurant Business

If you have a passion for food, opening a restaurant is the ultimate business dream, but it’s no easy undertaking. What do you need to know? What do you need to do? We’ve put together a 10-point checklist to help you get started, because strategic planning is the key to success.

  1. Draw up a business plan. Whether you’re opening a fine dining restaurant or a fast-food outlet, never forget that those grills, ovens, fryers, stainless steel sinks and freezers cost money. A good business plan will attract investors.
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‘Gulfood 2014: International Flavours, World-Class Business’

The world’s most anticipated food and hospitality show, Gulfood has a well-deserved reputation within the industry for delivering spectacular returns on investment. So it will come as no surprise that Gulfood 2014 is going to be the biggest yet, with 4500 exhibitors and 120 national pavilions spread over one million square feet of floor space. As Mark Napier, director of exhibitions and events, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), says: “It’s about as big as it can get!”

Under the theme ‘International Flavours, World Class Business’, Gulfood 2014 will provide an enormous trade and ...Read more »

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‘The Showroom for Commercial Kitchen Solutions’

Gulfood 2014, to be held 23-27 February at the Dubai World Trade Centre, might be the biggest show in town, but it is not the only one. So if you’re in Dubai for a few days why not take the opportunity to visit Al Halabi’s astonishing 500m2 showroom, a real source of pride for the company, where you’ll not only find every piece of commercial kitchen equipment you could possibly imagine, from ovens, fryers, griddles, and contact grills through to pasta cookers, pizza ovens, ice cream machines, ...Read more »

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Robot Coupe ‘The Best Food Processors in the World’