Jeddah hotels celebrate Italian week

Elisabetta Martini, consul general of Italy in Jeddah, attended a cooking class at Aromi restaurant.
Updated 01 December 2018
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Jeddah hotels celebrate Italian week

Jeddah Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Jeddah — Qasr Al-Sharq recently partnered with the Italian Consulate in Jeddah for a week-long initiative to celebrate the excellence of Italian cuisine. The two hotels dispensed a range of offers at their restaurants on this occasion for their guests and visitors. Both hotels have been accustomed to celebrating the week-long occasion every year by hosting its VIP guests and the media. 

Elisabetta Martini, consul general of Italy in Jeddah, attended a cooking class, which took place at Aromi restaurant conducted by Angelo Troiani and Simone Coletti, both Michelin-star chefs especially flown in from Italy for the event. The two chefs presented the Italian culture by delivering an exquisite gastronomical experience to the guests and media invitees. The class showcased fine Italian delicacies and dishes selected by the Italian chefs.

Kevin Brett, cluster general manager of the Jeddah Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Jeddah — Qasr Al-Sharq, welcomed the guests and expressed his appreciation for all the support for the transcultural diversity. “We are pleased to participate in this gastronomical event for the third consecutive year hosting fine Italian culture in Aromi restaurant with its luxury setting and magnificent views of Jeddah’s waterfront.”

During the Italian week, the chefs highlighted authentic Italian cuisine. In Café Vienna, they offered a variety of Italian sweets, whereas guests at Al-Safina restaurant were offered savory Italian treats.


Shell KSA supports special needs children

The event organized by the Disabled Children’s Association was held on Nov. 12.
Updated 09 December 2018
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Shell KSA supports special needs children

Shell Saudi Arabia has announced the continuation of its sponsorship for the Disabled Children’s Association (DCA) art program for two years (2018-2019). The announcement, made at an event organized by the DCA on Nov. 12, is part of Shell Saudi Arabia’s ongoing support for children with special needs.

Since its establishment in 1981, the Disabled Children’s Association has become one of the largest institutions specialized in the care of children with special needs in the Arab world.

The program held last month promoted the skills and artworks of such children.

To mark the collaboration between the two organizations, Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Suwailim, vice chairman of the Disabled Children’s Association’s executive committee, presented a commemorative shield to Mohammed Al-Zomaia, Shell Saudi Arabia’s general manager for corporate development.

“At Shell, we believe in creating an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. Today’s talent is more diverse than ever before. An inclusive environment is key to innovating, developing and retaining talent, and it begins with the youngest members of our communities,” said Al-Zomaia.

Shell has been active in the Kingdom for over seven decades and has a wide variety of social investment activities in the country, many of which are centered around youth empowerment, such as Shell Intilaaqah and FutbolNet.

Shell Intilaaqah aims to strengthen young people’s career options by enabling them to switch from being an employee to becoming an employer, or making the transition from seeking employment to creating employment. Shell’s trainees have set up 1,100 businesses, in addition to 500 existing small and medium businesses. Together, they created over 3,000 jobs. Shell Intilaaqah has been training Saudi entrepreneurs since 2010. Over the past years, Shell Intilaaqah trained, supported and mentored 10,000 Saudis — the majority of whom were women. 

Shell and Football Club (FC) Barcelona Foundation work together and use football to teach children the importance of values. The FutbolNet program is a 12-week football training course for children supported by dedicated coaches. Futbolnet aims to infuse values like respect, teamwork and commitment, which are key for the children to develop as happy, healthy and value-adding individuals.