Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Em Sherif Restaurant Qatar triumphed at the prestigious FACT Dining Awards 2021 and received the award for Best Lebanese Restaurant in the country. A franchisee of Em Sherif Lebanon, Em Sherif Qatar has already established its popularity with its authentic oriental cuisine.
The awards ceremony took place on Monday, June 21 at Marsa Malaz Kempinski at The Pearl, Doha. Operations Manager Mr. Ali Mahfouz, Brand Manager Mr. Gilbert Beyrouty & Marketing Specialist Mr. Tanveer Yusuf were in attendance at the ceremony and proudly represented the Em Sherif team.
Being recognized at the FACT Qatar Dining Awards is indeed an accolade for Em Sherif to celebrate. Winners at the keenly contested awards are selected based on both public votes and critic opinions. Organizers of the event take into consideration the opinions and evaluations of a select panel of FACT award judges, reports from mystery shoppers, public votes, as well as analytics for each competing entity, in order to decide the winners in each category.
Commenting on the victory Mr. Ali Mahfouz said “This is indeed an award we are proud to receive. Being selected as the Best Lebanese Restaurant in Qatar is truly a compliment to Em Sherif. We are well aware that we were judged on three distinct criteria; Food, which covers Presentation, Menu Composition, Taste and Value for Money, followed by the class and quality of Service and finally the Ambience of the restaurant. Clearly, the award confirms that Em Sherif has excelled in all these areas. And we are thrilled by that.”
Speaking about Em Sherif Restaurant’s achievement, Group General Manager for ABA Hospitality Mr. Bassel Salim Ammar said: “The management and staff of Em Sherif Restaurant would like to pay tribute to the many guests and friends who have shown such great support of our establishment through a very difficult period. We would also like to thank the team at FACT Qatar for giving us all something to smile about.”
These awards recognize the team-oriented nature of the hospitality business and we at Em Sherif Restaurant look forward to continuing to serve you in the future. Our unwavering focus at Em Sherif is to grow from strength to strength, elevating our brand and bringing continued success to ABA Holding.
Em Sherif Qatar restaurant has previously won the title of Best Lebanese Restaurant in Doha at Time Out Doha’s 2019 Restaurant Awards.
In another big achievement for the Group, Ali Bin Ali Hospitality’s Em Sherif Restaurant Qatar has been awarded the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award by Tripadvisor. The recognition is based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the Covid- pandemic. The announcement was made in October 2020.
Tripadvisor, one of world’s largest travel platforms, is used by travelers across the globe who upload their reviews and feedback about their overall experience at a restaurant. Em Sherif Restaurant Qatar has consistently received great diner feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.
Speaking about the recent accolade, GroupGeneral Manager – Ali Bin Ali Hospitality Bassel Salim Ammar said: “This is a proud moment for the entire ABA Hospitality division and I applaud the dedication of the Em Sherif Restaurant Qatar team. This recognition is extremely precious because it is totally based on the feedback of our esteemed customers. We are happy that our food, hospitality and overall Em Sherif experience has been appreciated and recognized.”
“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, but they are also a great source of inspiration for diners as the world begins to venture out again.”
Celebrating the successful completion of the Ali Bin Ali (ABA) & Harvard Manage Mentor Program, ABA Holding’s HR Department organized a certification ceremony for 56 staff members from different divisions who graduated with flying colors.
At an exclusive event held on October 31, 2019 at Em Sherif Restaurant, the graduates were awarded certificates and appreciated for achieving professional recognition. Apart from the 56 awardees, present at the event was Group Human Resources General Manager Aldrine Austine Fernandez and other senior representatives from the management.
The event began with a pictorial recap of Ali Bin Ali Holding and Harvard Business School Publishing’s journey through the Harvard Manage Mentor Program. The months of effort put in by the students was reflected in the story.
Opening the event, Group Learning and Development Manager Eleni Ntoulaveri congratulated the graduates and said: “We are extremely proud of our staff who have put in additional effort, above and beyond their highly demanding jobs, to elevate their skills and knowledge. It is very satisfying to see how the number of graduates every year is consistently increasing. An organization is only as good as its people and Ali Bin Ali Holding is always keen on investing in the potential of its employees.”
This was followed by a ceremony where certificates were handed over to each of the graduates by the GMs and COOs of different divisions.
Ali Bin Ali Holding presented the certificates in collaboration with Harvard Business School Publishing to acknowledge completion and understanding of the principles, approaches and best practices presented in Ali Bin Ali & Harvard Manage Mentor.
The program was part of the company’s efforts to support its employees by providing an opportunity to attend professional training and achieve certification with the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. Marking it a perfect ending, the evening concluded with the guests socializing and enjoying some light snacks.
We congratulate the graduates and wish them all the best!
Adding yet another accolade to its illustrious portfolio, Ali Bin Ali Hospitality’s Em Sherif restaurant has won the title of Best Lebanese Restaurant in Doha at Time Out Doha’s 2019 Restaurant Awards.
Doha’s best restaurants of 2019 were revealed in a dazzling ceremony on June 19 at Grand Hyatt Doha. Across 25 categories, restaurants throughout Qatar’s capital were nominated for their commitment to fantastic dining experiences.
Over the past 12 months, Time Out Doha’s team of reviewers have eaten their way all over the city, visiting restaurants anonymously to make the big decision.
Elated at receiving the honor, General Manager of ABA Hospitality Mr. Philippe Tardieu said: “Em Sherif is one of our new addition within the ABAH portfolio and we were always confident about its first-in-class positioning despite the large number of Lebanese eateries in Doha. We are very particular about the service and food quality offered at the restaurant and this has already brought several celebrities and VIPs to Em Sherif. It is indeed an honor to be recognized by the most prestigious regional award, ‘Time Out’, where the team finally harvested the fruits of their hard work and dedication.”
ABA Hospitality introduced the famous Lebanese dining address in Qatar in 2018. Located inside Sheraton Grand Doha, the restaurant is designed to represent an antique oriental mansion, lavish with luxury and Ms. Em Sherif’s own personal touch, as well as by its homely atmosphere where invitees are offered a world-class set menu.