Our top 5 moments from GULFOOD 2024

We must acknowledge it – our debut at the Gulfood Show was long overdue! Despite having clients in the Gulf region, a combination of COVID-related challenges and Katerina’s pregnancies had kept us from experiencing Dubai during its most iconic time of the year for us – GULFOOD!

Here are our top 5 moments from this memorable trip:

  1. Commencing the first day of the Show with a delightful sip of sparkling tea, exclusively crafted for Michelin Star restaurants. Luckily, the brand recently introduced an equally delectable line that will soon be accessible to retailers seeking premium non-alcoholic beverages.
  2. Indulging in as much 24-month aged Grana Padano as possible. With the Consortium present, we explored various Grana Padano cheeses, with the “riserva” one leaving an unforgettable impression. We stumbled upon a remarkable producer with multiple taste awards, eagerly anticipating the first shipment!
  3. Stumbling upon powdered yogurt was the big surprise of the Show. Picture a sachet containing powdered yogurt. Simply place it in a cup, add water, stir, and voila – you have authentic Greek yogurt ready to savor! Utilizing the freeze-drying method, it retains the true essence of yogurt, and we absolutely loved it!
  4. Strolling the Show with our clients became the highlight for us. There’s nothing more enjoyable than navigating the Show alongside our clients, aiding them in exploration and decision-making. The efficiency in seamlessly taking over the entire process ensures our clients can swiftly stock their shelves post-show, making the visit highly successful for them and deeply gratifying for us.
  5. Concluding the trip with a dinner featuring magnificent views at Asia Pier 7 in Dubai Marina was a perfect finale. Despite an early morning flight back home, we couldn’t resist accepting the invitation for a late dinner from a dear friend and colleague. Thanks to him, we had the most splendid grand finale for our trip! If you find yourself in Dubai, be sure to reserve a balcony table at Asia next time!

We’ve returned home and are now gearing up to initiate follow-ups and process the first post-show orders. Rest assured, we’ll be making a comeback in 2025!

Constantinos & Katerina

Olive Roots 2024