24 November 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. FOODICS, the leading cloud-based restaurant technology and payments platform in the MENA region, has announced today that it has partnered with the International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai (ICCA), a world-class culinary learning centre to foster food tech skills across the F&B sector.
The partnership comes at a time when the food service and restaurant industry is increasingly moving towards the adoption of new technology and end to end digitization. Foodics, who recently launched its very own Foodics Academy to up skill the F&B sector, will combine its tech know-how with the award-winning training capabilities of ICCA to help talents fast track their learning of tech enabled solutions and tools, from aspiring chefs to artisans and entrepreneurs. The challenges faced by the foodservice industry and the F&B sector are numerous, but Foodics Academy has the right suite of learning tools to tackle these obstacles.
“For restaurants, now more than ever, digitization has become a number one priority and yet technology can be a complex landscape for restaurant owners to navigate. This is where Foodics Academy comes in. We provide tech skills and knowledge learning solutions to all F&B players in order to help them operate and manage their end-to-end operations efficiently. And we couldn’t have asked for a better partner than ICCA which has been so focused on training professional chefs in best industry practices,” said Abdulrahman Joud, Director of Foodics Academy.
CEO & Director of ICCA Dubai, Sunjeh Raja commented, “We are excited to announce this alliance. Foodics is fully aligned with ICCA’s vision of effectively training chefs with all that is required for them to seamlessly integrate, effectively deliver, and excel in the hospitality industry. Together we embark on a common mission to bring the right skill set, and learning methodologies to upskill the sector, ensuring there is an effective and efficient transformation in the way the F&B industry in the region operates across all areas of operations.”
Foodics Academy itself was launched in 2022 as a unified and trusted learning hub in the F&B sector, having successfully enrolled over 1,000 learners across several courses so far this year. Foodics and ICCA will effectively further empower every member of the F&B ecosystem to become the very best in the industry.
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FOODICS is the leading Restaurant and Payment Tech company in MENA, with an innovative 360° SaaS ecosystem making it a pioneer in the regional F&B industry. Formally licensed as a Fintech company by the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA), the company’s vision is to build a complete restaurant management ecosystem that enables owners to run their operations seamlessly and grow their business. Its mission is to empower restaurant and merchant owners with a comprehensive cloud-based POS system to enrich their operations. FOODICS caters to every segment of the F&B sector from traditional dine-in restaurants, cafés, quick service restaurants, bakeries, food trucks through to cloud kitchens and non-food micro-retailers. Since its inception in 2014, it has successfully processed over 6 billion orders through the platform and raised a record USD170 mil in Series C round, making it one of the most promising SaaS companies to emerge from the MENA region.
For more information, please visit www.foodics.com
Established in 2005, the International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA Dubai) is a world-class culinary training centre promoting a tradition of excellence by delivering programs accredited by the internationally recognized City & Guilds, London. At ICCA we offer professional programs in Cookery/Baking and Patisserie that are specially designed for aspiring chefs, bakers and even food entrepreneurs.
Besides our industry-oriented programs, we also provide amateur programs, artisan courses, Sugarcraft, Barista and Gelato courses for those looking to carve a niche in the food world. ICCA students also gain the ICCA advantage through Internships/Work Experience Placements (IWEP) which specially train and equip students in industry best practices for work placement in the hospitality industry globally.
For more information, please visit www.iccadubai.ae