RMAL Hospitality has partnered with Marco Pierre White and his UK business partner Nick Taplin to form Black and White International, a division of Pierre White’s Black and White Hospitality.
The new business will promote Pierre White’s franchised restaurants in the UAE market and beyond, with the first two venues soon to open in Abu Dhabi.
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill will open at the end of 2018 and New York Italian is expected to open in March 2019.
Jihad Hazzan, COO of Al Fahim Hospitality, and Elias Madbak, managing director of RMAL Hospitality, the restaurant arm of the Al Fahim group, will now work closely with the newly formed business to expand further the group’s worldwide appeal, which currently has seven brands within its portfolio.
Hazzan said: “I have known Marco Pierre White for years and he is widely regarded as the Godfather of Modern Cooking, is hugely respected and is one of the most globally recognised names in the catering sector. After our successful expansion into the UAE, we’re now looking forward to developing partnerships for other regions.”