WOOSTER, Ohio – March 18, 2019 – A worldwide beacon of quality, Certified Angus Beef LLC is, for the first time, hosting a series of four one-night-only, special events across the Middle East, March 19-26, to showcase the brand’s noted quality.

Chef Tony Biggs, director of culinary arts for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, will partner with special guest chefs from the region to feature a variety of different beef cuts, prepared in ways designed to sizzle and inspire. Guest chefs include Howard Bender, Georgios Kastanias, David Harnois, John Havens, Murad Ibrahim, Essam Nabhan, Nojoud Saadeddin, Mauro Bellodi and Mahmoud Almarridi.

“We couldn’t be more excited for these talented chefs to show off some amazing, and dramatic, applications for premium Certified Angus Beef ® brand products,” says Gebran Charbine, director of international marketing for the brand. “Guests will be able to see—and taste—for themselves why the brand has become the largest and best Angus beef program in the world, and find lots of inspiration to take back to their customers.”

The invitation-only events include:

  • 19 March, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Radisson Blu, Kuwait
  • 21 March, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort, Qatar
  • 24 March, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Marriott Al Jaddaf rooftop, Dubai, UAE

In addition, Biggs will feature the brand on Bahar Wa Nar on Amman TV with Chef Nojoud Saadeddin in Jordan on March 26.

The events, hosted by Charbine and Jessica LoPresto, the brand’s executive account manager for the Middle East and Southeast Asia, will feature fresh Certified Angus Beef ® and Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime cuts, as well as uncured beef strips from Schmacon™ prepared by Bender, and authentic, Greek-style beef gyros from Megas Yeeros™ prepared by Kastanias. Also supporting the #BestAngusBeef Ever Tour are the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the U.S. Beef Checkoff program.

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand

World renowned for its exceptional quality and generous marbling, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original brand of premium beef. It was created in 1978, and is still owned today by family ranchers who are determined to bring the best Angus beef to the table. Ten exacting standards ensure superior taste and tenderness in every bite. For more information, visit CertifiedAngusBeef.com or follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.


Jessica LoPresto

Executive Account Manager

Certified Angus Beef LLC

330-345-2333, ext. 312


Gebran Charbine

Director, International Marketing

Certified Angus Beef LLC

330-345-2333, ext. 436