Sign language and deaf baristas at Starbucks
A Starbucks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia looks just like the other stores in the region. Baristas are handcrafting beverages with the rich aroma of coffee lingering in the air. However, when customers reach the counter to order a drink, they’ll notice something different. Instead of calling out beverage orders, baristas use sign language.
International allure at Patisserie de Rouw
After restyling Patisserie de Rouw has a design in which the pastries of Arthur de Rouw will be displayed beautifully. An entrance with international allure and an open kitchen for the costumers to see how the pastries are being made. Besides that, you can also order pastries via their new website and pick them up at a pick up point.
Youth Food Movement asks for food education
The Youth Food Movement thinks it should be mandatory to educate every child of the Netherlands about food. Awareness of food, harvest, learning to cook and healthy food at all schools. From the idea of having the right on good, healthy food and that they deserve to learn at an early age what is healthy. You can sign the petition at their website and join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #voedselonderwijs. We support this initiative and are convinced that there are a lot of chefs that could help with cooking classes on schools.
Special Salt & Wine Experience at Brasserie NL in Leidschendam
Ruben van Dieten from Brasserie NL in Leidschendam served a special diner on the 23th of May. The night was all about the salt-wine combinations. Together with Famous South-African chef Craig Cormack he presented a four-course menu with an important role for salt.
Bionic Bar – Robot Bartenders at your service
The Harmony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship of the world, has a Bionic Bar for their guests. Instead of a bartender throwing around bottles, glasses and ice you will find a robot arm preparing the cocktails for the guests. MS Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International. The ship and its guests visited Rotterdam today, May 24th.
Hotels cooperating with photographers
Last April we wrote about the ‘photo ambassador’ of the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. Recently we also read that 35 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts started cooperating with photographers, united in Flytographer.com. This app connects travellers with professional photographers in over 160 cities worldwide. Consumers who are visually oriented are constantly seeing high-end lifestyle photo’s on social media, the result is that they also want the same type and quality photo’s. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the Four Seasons Resort at Maui are accommodating their guests to achieve this.
Chinese hospitality at the Tangla Hotel in Brussels
Last week the Tangla hotel opened in Brussels, part of the Tangla Hotels & Resorts, HNA Group. The introductory video from the Tangla hotel explains what the HNA Group means with Chinese hospitality.
Tea Menu at HanTing Cuisine
Last Tuesday restaurant HanTing (1 Michelinstar) in The Hague tackled a world’s first. As the first restaurant in the world Michelin chef Han Ji launched an innovative Tea Menu. With each dish a matching and different tea was served, which, in combination with the food, has a positive effect on the human body. We tasted this Tea Menu!
OERS: a Dutch reservation platform for and by restaurant owners
Introduced for the Dutch hospitality industry, OERS, Ons Eigen Reserverings Systeem (Our Own Reservation System). OERS is a new online booking system which has been launched festively on the 9th of May by chef Alain Caron at Restaurant Aan de Poel. The system is different; each participating restaurant owner is co-owner of the system and automatically become member of the cooperative OERS. This allows restaurant owners to decide themselves on the terms and commissions. Where other reservation systems will only become more expensive in the future, OERS will become cheaper.
Trends we spotted this week – week 16
At the redaction of Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week among others, an article about the city of The Hague opening a beach house for travel bloggers and vloggers, Winnetou beer created in whiskey barrels by Oepidus Brewery and Jameson Distillery, and a crowdfunding campaign for wireless chargers in the hospitality industry.