The Pro Chef Middle East to relaunch in the Middle East

The Pro Chef Middle East, part of CPI Media Group is set to relaunch in September 2017 across the Middle East. The relaunch will see the magazine’s print and online issue published quarterly and will focus on chef interviews, recipes, industry trends and news. The magazine will be distributed as a complimentary publication to professional culinary teams as well as leading F&B suppliers and producers across the region.

The relaunch will also see the appointment of Sophie McCarrick to the role of Editor. Having worked across the group’s titles for five years, Sophie was previously Deputy Editor of The Pro Chef Middle East and is currently Editor of BBC Good Food Middle East, which she will continue to hold. In her new role, she will be responsible for all print content planning within the magazine as well as writing, editing and conceptualising new ideas for features and supplements. She will also assist with the planning of brand events such as chef competitions and the annual The Pro Chef Middle East Awards, to be held in November 2017.

“Having worked on The Pro Chef Middle East brand two years ago as Deputy Editor, I’m extremely excited to see the magazine relaunch following my new role as Editor,” says Sophie. “Backed by a wealth of talented and passionate chefs, the region’s F&B scene continues to go from strength to strength and I look forward to seeing the publication support ongoing growth.”

Voting opens for BBC Good Food ME Awards

Voting has opened for the seventh annual BBC Good Food Middle East Awards, hosted by BBC Good Food Middle East magazine, part of CPI Media Group. There are 32 awards up for grabs this year, with new categories including; Best Afternoon Tea, Best Business Lunch and Best Food Delivery App. Voting for the awards closes on October 13, 2016 and winners will be announced at a ceremony on November 7, 2016.

“Our awards are all about celebrating the best in food across the region from a consumer’s point of view and along with new categories that can be voted for online, I’m excited to announce that we have added an ‘Up and Coming Chef of the Year’ award, which is a cook-off judged by a panel of experts and runs alongside our famous ‘Chef of The Year’ competition,” says Sophie McCarrick, Editor, BBC Good Food Middle East.

To vote in the awards, visit

BBC Good Food ME winners announced

The sixth annual BBC Good Food Middle East Awards 2015 took place on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina. With over 350 people from the industry in attendance, the awards were voted for by consumers and recognised restaurants and culinary brands across a range of categories, with winners including Ripe Market for Favourite Health Food Store/Market, Samantha Wood of Foodiva for Best Food Blogger and Marina Social for Best New Restaurant – Dubai.

“Our awards are all about celebrating the best in food from across the region and recognising the tremendous growth seen in the Middle East’s F&B sector over the past year,” says Sophie McCarrick, Editor, BBC Good Food Middle East. “I’d like to congratulate not only the winners, but also all of our finalists, for making the event a great success! I’m really looking forward to another exciting year of development ahead.”

The full list of winners can be viewed at


Sophie McCarrick promoted at BBC Good Food

Sophie McCarrick has been promoted from Acting Editor to Editor of BBC Good Food Middle East, part of CPI Media Group. Having previously worked for The Pro Chef and Hospitality Business – both also CPI publications – she will bring a total of six years of experience in journalism to her new role. As Editor, Sophie will now be responsible for all content planning within the magazine, as well as writing, editing, conceptualising new ideas for features and supplements and leading and planning Food Club events.

“I’m so excited about my new role with BBC Good Food Middle East,” says Sophie. “My journey in the industry began with this publication when I first interned with CPI Media Group – I’m so thrilled to have achieved this title and can’t wait to see what the future brings!”