1. As well as establishing Bull & Roo as the de facto café creators of choice for Dubai, Tom Arnel has spent 2019 trying to encourage his fellow restaurateurs and chefs to come together to help elevate the city’s F&B offering.
By opening Common Grounds in both JLT and DIFC in 2019, Arnel continued with his company’s never-ending expansion, but still found the time to launch Eat DXB, a movement aimed at raising the profile of the industry as a whole.
It brought together many of the region’s top chefs with a sell-out dinner and expert talks on important issues such as sustainability and the future of F&B in the Middle East.
Arnel is determined to use his position in Dubai’s F&B scene for good and is at the forefront of sourcing products from local suppliers and farms, as well as ensuring Bull & Roo venues are heading towards being single-use plastic free and rewarding places to work for its more than 250 staff.
2020 could be the biggest year yet for Arnel with two new ventures on a scale not yet done before by Bull & Roo in the pipeline. Watch this space.