One-stop solution for Italian food and hospitality venues around the world arrives in Dubai


The Italian Restaurant Consulting is a leading international organization dedicated to the promotion of Italian Cuisine globally. The body is the only Hospitality consulting firm born out of a network of well-established chefs and restaurateurs, working in more than 70 countries (


IRC has established its headquarters in Dubai and, last Thursday, formally introduced its services and some of its leading regional clients in a presentation dinner hosted by three Michelin-starred Italian Chef Heinz Beck, held at his signature restaurant, Social, at the Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah.


The reception and dinner was attended by over 80 notable faces from the regional hospitality industry, who were greeted by the Italian Restaurant Consulting team, before being educated about the missions and values of the firm and its reach within the UAE.


Italian Restaurant Consulting is the only firm specialized exclusively in assisting Italian Restaurants and F&B outlet start-ups and ailing concepts. The consultancy focuses around the improvement and protection of Italian Cuisine to ensure its authenticity and profitability across numerous hotel and restaurant venues. Its experienced network offers innovative, financially sound solutions to creative successful and quality Italian venues. Services span from Concept Development to Staff Training, including pizza, fresh pasta and gelato, Design and Restyling, Culinary First Aid and the Italian Restaurant Job Centre. The team is especially passionate about the importance of ingredients in Italian Cuisine and offers a dedicated Italian Products and Equipment service.


Italian Restaurant Consulting specializes also in the management of events and food shows featuring Italian-based Michelin-starred Chefs. In the UAE it is best known for its work in organizing the Italian Cuisine World Summit, taking place each November in Dubai.


Italian Restaurant Consulting is a division of Exquisite Communications DMCC, a Dubai-based company specialized in the organization of international events related to gastronomy, food and wine, travel and tourism, and the owner of Italian Restaurant Consulting in the UAE. Its CEO, Rosario Scarpato, on the launch of the Italian Restaurant Consulting said: “Italian Restaurants outside of Italy represent a unique global industry with over 100,000 outlets and approximately 800,000 employees. In almost any country of the world Italian Cuisine is the favorite of the majority of foodies and connoisseurs. The investors behind this industry are not uniquely Italian, but they are united in their awareness that being true to authentic Italian Cuisine is fundamental to their success. For this reason they require the support of consultants, such as Italian Restaurant Consulting, to gain a special competitive advantage”.


Chef Aira Piva, General Manager at Italian Restaurant Consulting adds: “Many think that opening or running an Italian Restaurant is an easy task. Just as one could purchase a jar of sauce with the usual generic ingredients: an Italian chef, an Italian sounding menu and a few ingredients, and expect everything to be perfect. But that’s not the case. That’s why we say: think outside of the… jar. Choosing IRC services is all about adding that value that makes an Italian Restaurant successful and profitable, no matter what its size or philosophy.”