Sponsored: What is driving the rise of commercial kitchens?

Sponsored content: With more than 75 per cent of its population living in urban areas, the GCC is one the most urbanised regions of the world, according the GCC F&B Sector Report, compiled by ARDENT Advisory. The continuous rise in urbanisation and online food ordering, spurred by technological developments and food ordering apps, have transformed the eating patterns and demands of consumers, who now increasingly desire quality food at a faster pace.

In order to meet the changing consumer demands and stand out in an increasingly crowded sector, restaurants and foodservice professionals are searching for innovative solutions to boost efficiency and cut down on delivery times, giving rise to commercial kitchens and offsite facilities that allow restaurants to provide faster, more efficient and continuous food service.

The success of a commercial kitchen is not limited solely to the speed and quality of the foodservice. It also relies heavily on components such as kitchen concept or design, carefully created to optimise space and performance, especially if the facility is a shared unit hosting a number of chefs.

GulfHost, the complete hospitality equipment sourcing expo for the Middle East, Africa and Asia – which takes place from October 30-November 1 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), will shine a spotlight on the latest foodservice innovation and technology, with more than 8,000 products taking centre stage at the three-day expo.

Bringing the best quality standards of Italian-made products is Italy-based Emainox, which specialises in the production of food service equipment. Emainox, together with its subsidiary Heko, will showcase its revolutionary range of smart kitchens, where each model is bespoke and tailored to the customers’ needs.

Among the many exhibitors seeking to meet the rapidly expanding industry needs in the UAE and the GCC region, UAE-based exhibitor Falcon Professional Kitchen LLC, the leading professional kitchen manufacturer and supplier, offering turnkey kitchen solutions, will bring its bespoke space that saves on cooking and prep units.

Additionally, RATIONAL AG, a global technology pioneer in the field of hot food preparation for large-scale and commercial kitchens, will showcase it innovate range of products focusing solely on customer benefit.

Furthermore, a focal point of the packed three-day show will be the GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference, powered by the International Center for Culinary Arts in Dubai and the Middle East Food Forum. Over three days, more than 60 high profile speakers will take to the floor to share proven methods for navigating the latest foodservice shifts.