MENA Restaurant Community
Join a network of visionary restaurateurs who are committed to making their business the best it can be.
years of building connections
restaurants strong and growing
meetups and counting
About us
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
In 2020, our founder Leo Dovbenko envisioned a community that united UAE restaurant owners during COVID-19. Our mission has held steady: encouraging collaboration among restaurateurs, addressing challenges, providing resources, and exchanging industry insights.
For us, it is more than a venture. It is a chance to build a community of independent, creative, and dedicated restaurateurs who thrive on lively exchange of ideas and are committed to elevating the benchmark in the MENA restaurant scene.
Joined by passion, fueled by mission
Our team of seasoned professionals and our community share a common vision for the restaurant sector. We’ve made this project our mission, and hope that you will join us in making these goals a reality.
Enhance businesses and uplift the industry through the exchange of experiences, contacts, knowledge, and resources.
Provide an accessible platform for restaurant managers to share experience and exchange ideas.
Elevate service quality standards by connecting like-minded individuals and fostering collaborative discussions.
Build a community of interest, celebrating collaboration and growth.
Collaborate with the UAE government to address concerns of restaurant operators.
Shape the future of the restaurant industry through shared enthusiasm and collective progress.
Join Our Chat
Connect by communicating
Great innovation is born out of collaboration. That is why we work tirelessly to cultivate an environment that empowers you to connect and communicate with fellow community members. Whether it’s our WhatsApp chat or enriching offline events, rest assured that the process will be as streamlined as can be.
MENA Restaurant Community Group
This is the chat for restaurateurs and cafe owners
Listen to be heard
We believe that meeting other passionate entrepreneurs face-to-face is what allows this industry to grow. So, every three months we hold Community Meetings where you can share the latest news, hold discussions, and work on solutions – together.
And if there is a topic you are particularly passionate about, our community will gladly welcome you on stage.
Our Latest Live Events
Previous events
Check out our previous live restaurant сommunity events
Coming soon...
Restaurant Community Gathering
Build the Future
Here’s what you should know about becoming a member
Together, we're not just building a community; we're building the future. To ensure our collective impact, we have a specific selection process in place. We extend our invitation to restaurant owners from the MENA region, as well as top-level management.
Sign up
The application process is simple
Begin by filling out the provided form. The application is a crucial requirement for our selection process.
Start Your Application
After you submit the form, you'll receive an email with a confirmation request of your status as a restaurateur, along with documents required for this confirmation.
Verification Process
If approved, you'll receive a notification confirming your successful entry into our community and gain access to our chat room.
Application Approval
Become a community member
We look forward to your application!