Trading spaces | Two chefs from the Netherlands and Bali, exchange their restaurants
From the 23th till the 26th of May, two different teams of chefs will exchange from both restaurant and life. Restaurant Locavore (Ubud, Bali) and RIJKS (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) rise to the challenge of participating in the largest cross-border chef event. They let know that they are ready to push the boundaries and are willing to stimulate creativity and offer guests even more unique experiences.
Roca Recicla | Turning empty glass bottles of daily service into creative tableware pieces
Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona (Spain) has been awarded two times ‘World’s Best Restaurant’ (2013 & 2015) and has 3 Michelin stars since 2009. On yearly base, 22.500 bottles of wines are being opened in this restaurant. In fact, their cellar treasures more than 40.000 bottles. Unfortunately, most of the bottles end up in the garbage at the end of the night and therefore, the Roca Brothers’ team decided to transform the empty glass bottles of daily service into creative tableware pieces through Roca Recicla. Although introduces last year we love the initiative and we have a similar initiative in the Netherlands, Rebottled. Rebottled also believes that upcycling is the new recycling. They extend the lifespan of wine bottles by making drinking glasses at a workplace of the Salvation Army in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
The Distillers Academy | Masterclass or cocktail experience in Schiedam
From Black Nazareth to hot and happening Distillers District: you can find these in Schiedam, the core of the distillery world. With the new opening of the Distillers Academy in Schiedam, a unique concept was born next in the shadow of Rotterdam. It’s the one place where fans can turn into experts. During the Masterclass you are taught about the special distillery process and you are introduced to the art of making cocktails during the Cocktail Experience. The Academy is located in De Palmboom mill, one of the giant mills in Schiedam that was built for distilleries. The experiences can exclusively be booked for groups and consumers on the set dates.
Trends we spotted | Week 10
At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.
This week, among other links to articles about the ‘Bar of Yes’ in London en IHOP (International House of Pancakes) created some fakenews with their IHOb rebranding! And KLM (our Royal Dutch Airline) is offering ‘Take-off tips’ through holographic travel kiosks.
We know that there are stunning hotel suites all over the world, but this suite in Las Vegas beats a lot! This suite at the Palms Casino resorts is decorated by the artist Damien Hirst. And a list of 10 great Escape Rooms from around the world with the rooms of ‘Sherlocked’ in Amsterdam on it!
We also spotted a Japanese Café that has robots as staff that are controlled by disabled people. And in the USA joins Pizza Hut forces with FedEx to explore the FedEx SameDay Bot for delivery.
Also: IKEA created an air purifying curtain, the GUNRID and KFC is crowdfunding its next marketing gimmick!
Cheeseburger Dumplings | 2019, the year of the crossovers?
Leonie van Spronsen, lives and works in New York and enjoys new concepts that she spots in the hospitality industry. In this blog she argues for more crossovers in the hospitality industry and gives an example, the cheeseburger dumplings created by Mimi Chengs & Emily. In addition, she thinks that hospitality entrepreneurs should contact friends from within the industry to see what they could create together. Might be a great opportunity to generate more publicity and buzz for your business! She loves to hear (and taste) what you’ve created!
Jutter Speijs | The unmanned shop-in-shop solution for the hospitality industry
Should the minibar belong to the past? It does according to Jutter Speijs. Jutter Speijs offers an unique “Food Market”-retail concept for hotels. The unmanned food markets of the company can be placed in the lobby of a hotel and the guests can decide themselves what they will take up to their room, which makes the minibar unnecessary. Jutter Speijs is already active in several hotels in the Netherlands and hopes to expand locally and abroad this year.
Happy holidays | Christmas decorations 2018
We are in the dark days before Christmas, with real Dutch weather. A little bit of once or twice and mostly wind and rain. Time to create a ‘Christmassy’ restaurant! In September we always give an overview of what we have spotted in the previous Christmas period for inspiration. Below our colleague Max van Oeveren has made a list of small examples up to the great Christmas tree at Claridge’s Hotel in London and special Christmas decorations, as inspiration for hotels, restaurants, bars and of course for at home.
This is the last article on Horecatrends for this year. We wish you a warm, cozy holiday season and lots of inspiration and happiness in 2019. For those who have to work in the hospitality industry, we wish you many nice guests!
Creator | The ultimate robot kitchen for gourmet hamburgers
Creator, a burger experience! With a Start-to-finish fully automated preparation process to create their gourmet burgers. They soft launched June 2018 in San Francisco, offering customers their first taste of what may just be the future of fast food. At Creator’s heart is a robot kitchen which automatically creates gourmet burgers using haute cuisine techniques of alums from Michelin-starred restaurants including Chez Panisse and Momofuku who worked closely with roboticists from Disney Imagineering, NASA, and Tesla to create it. The result is a burger so precise and gourmet, it can’t practically be made by hand. In fact, they call their burger the freshest burger on the market! For example the beef in the patty doesn’t get ground until after the order is placed. Even the tomatoes, pickles, and onions are sliced crisp to order, buns are sliced in half after the order is placed and the cheese is grated directly onto the bun before it’s melted. Sauce is dispensed down to the milliliter and seasoning is dispensed down to the gram. Creator is located in the San Francisco SOMA district at 680 Folsom Street.
Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 49
YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends the past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of videos that Mike Adam thinks they are cool to see. Amongst them a video with the menu of the future, a video with a couple of Christmas dessert to impress and about a high tea of jewelry at the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam.
Starbucks + Christmas | Real stories, holiday cups and festive flavours
The Christmas magic is back in all Starbucks stores in the USA and Canada. They’re celebrating the spirit of Christmas with new and old Christmas blends, holiday cups and a new ad with real stories and real magic: Starbucks partners featured in holiday ad campaign. We were kind of expecting the festive flavours and the holiday cups but simply love the idea of showing Starbucks partners in their holiday ads!