The winners of the Gulfood Awards, the Middle East’s most highly regarded food and beverage accolades, were crowned at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on the opening day of Gulfood.
Organised by The Dubai World Trade Centre, the awards were judged by an international panel of independent industry experts and attracted more than 120 entries from 30 countries in 20 different categories. Gulfood is one of the largest catering trade exhibitions in the world, with 62,024 visitors attending in 2011, meeting a total of 3,800 exhibitors from 80 countries.
Helal Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre, said: “The exceptional calibre of entries received this year highlights the talent and innovation that is emerging from the region’s food and beverage industry professionals. As the largest and most influential annual trade exhibition in the world, Gulfood has consistently attracted industry leaders from across the globe, and to see this excellence carried through to the Awards only adds to the exhibition’s growing influence.”
Said Adande Chairman, Nigel Bell: “The Compact is designed to suit high turnover foodservice such as fast food chains, busy restaurants and event or stadia catering. It has been developed with input from leading fast food chains and delivers substantial improvements over conventional refrigeration, including much tighter temperature stability.
“This in itself extends food shelf life to the extent that catering operators are looking to change their working practices regarding the storage of fresh and frozen food to take into account the benefits of our new technology.”