Restaurant Spyce | Culinary excellence elevated by technology

25-5-2018

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Spyce is a Boston-based restaurant, founded by MIT graduates and backed by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud. At Spyce, robots produce healthy fast food at affordable prices. At the newly-opened establishment all bowls start at USD 7.50, the prices are lower than at similar restaurants as robots save on human labor expenses and the robots work fast! The robots prepare your meal in 2 minutes and as you can watch in the video underneath the article, they even clean up their own mess! Spice is located at 241 Washington Street in Boston. How about a Latin bowl with roasted chicken, avocado lime crema, braised black beans, brown rice, bell peppers, tomatoes, corn, green chilies, cabbage slaw, cilantro and radish?

The idea behind restaurant Spyce

‘The Spice Boys’ ,four guys studying at MIT in Boston, Michael Farid, Kale Rogers, Luke Schlueter and Brady Knight created the world’s first restaurant featuring a robotic kitchen that cooks complex meals. They created this concept in hopes of solving a problem they found themselves facing, being priced out of wholesome and delicious food. So they, as robotics-obsessed engineers, created a robot that cooks tasty and nutritious meals, serves them, and cleans up after. The robots and process has been created in two years with many burns, bruises, and eating a lot of Brussel sprouts! As they say: “We’re at the intersection of technology and hospitality, making accessible, tasty and nutritious meals.”

Spyce | The Michelin Star magic from Daniel Boulud

The Spyce boys added some Michelin-Star magic with Chef Daniel Boulud. “When Michael and his three classmates emailed me about a robotic kitchen that could elevate fast food, I was impressed. Not only had they guessed my email address correctly, the videolink to their cutting edge technology was unlike anything I’d seen before. The experience of the robotic kitchen, the food and the vision of the Spyce team far exceeded my expectations. Their passion and innovation needed a strong commitment to ingredients and excellent recipes. So, in addition to becoming an investor, I accepted the position of Culinary Director, and invited Chef Sam Benson, who had worked for me at Café Boulud, to take on the Executive Chef role.”

Sam Benson is the executive chef at restaurant Spyce: “When Chef Daniel Boulud asked me to join four MIT kids and their robotic kitchen, and make food with real flavor, I knew it was a chance to be part of something big. With a multitude of Michelin stars and James Beard accolades for his restaurants and contributions to fine dining, Chef Daniel is considered to be one of the country’s leading culinary authorities. When he talks, you listen. His mentorship paved the way for my experience in the best kitchens in the US and France, it’s been a fun ride. So here we are, and together we make up the Spyce culinary A-Team.”

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Yotel Boston | Robot YO2D2 newest employee in the hotel

22-5-2018

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YOTEL, the affordable luxury hotel brand, announces their new hire in their Boston hotel, YO2D2. The hotel’s guest services robot is remarkably well versed in hospitality and ‘mingling’! The Seaport hotel is known for its of-the-moment technology offerings which include super-fast (and free) WiFi, self-service check-in via mobile app and sleek cabins with SmartBeds™ and Technowalls. With this latest tech enhancement, guests can look forward to receiving amenities from and taking selfies with YOTEL’s newest crew member, YO2D2. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 20

18-5-2018

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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, amongst others a special Instagrammable hidden dessert at Long Story Short Café in Melbourne, granola butter as the new spreadable gold and how to make dinner reservations through Instagram.

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Trends we spotted | Week 19

11-5-2018

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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, amongst others AB InBev develops greener way to put bubbles in your beer, the 10 most instagrammable hotels in the world and Cafe Latte flavored water released in Japan.

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Trends we spotted | Week 17

27-4-2018

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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, amongst others the opening of an experimental floral restaurant, a new crunchy social media trend and the best summer job ever can be found at WOW Air.

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Nous Restaurant & Flowers | Experimental floral restaurant

Nous opened its first pioneering experimental floral restaurant in Dongcheng District in Dongguan early this year, offering mixed services of exploring the aesthetics of ingredients and  floral matching. The creative agency 0321studio in Shenzhen collaborated with Nous to organize and design this shop along the street. The customer’s request focuses on how to solve the relationship between floral and dining in visual, functional, and emotional ways.

Starbucks to Close 8,000 U.S. Stores for Racial-Bias Training After Arrest

Starbucks said on Tuesday that it would close its more than 8,000 stores in the United States for one day to conduct anti-bias training after two African-American men were arrested at one of its stores last week, prompting outrage. The arrest led to a lot of anger because video images showed that the two men did not do anything wrong.

Eating crunchy ice is a new social media trend

Chinese vloggers are competing to show themselves eating colourful ice lollies. The viewers take pleasure from hearing the crunching sound as vloggers slowly chew the ice cubes. The ice itself is also interesting to see. Apparently, vloggers would carefully make their own mini ice sculptures before biting into them. A bit strange if you ask us, check out Instagram for thousands of #eatingice video’s.

Best summer job ever | Travel for free this summer with WOW Air

WOW Air will hire a “travel guide” to move to Iceland for three months and travel while creating videos for the airline. In addition, the travel guide will get to bring a friend to accompany them on their summer journey. From June 1 to August 15, the winning pair will be based in an apartment in downtown Reykjavik and travel around the world to WOW Air destinations to create a digital travel guide.

Diageo hosts whisky pairings dinner for World Whisky Day

Diageo, the drinks company that owns Gordon’s, Captain Morgan and Smirnoff, is marking World Whisky Day with a whisky pairings dinner. The brand has partnered with Firmdale Hotels to showcase five of its Scotch whiskies including the Lagavulin distillery and Johnnie Walker. The event begins with a pre-dinner whisky cocktail and canapés. Before each course, Diageo Scotch Whisky ambassador Colin Dunn will introduce each of the hand-selected whiskies. Tickets are £85 and the evening will take place on 19 May at the Haymarket Hotel in central London.

Tabasco is releasing a limited-edition Diamond Reserve Hot Sauce

In honor of its 150th anniversary, Tabasco is releasing a Diamond Reserve Sauce that it’s describing as the “Champagne of pepper sauce.” The limited-edition bottles are filled with a highly curated selection of tabasco peppers that have been aged with salt for 15 years before being blended with sparkling white wine vinegar. According to the company, the rare condiment has an exceptionally complex taste, while still “maintaining the signature flavor and vibrancy” Tabasco is known for.

Trends we spotted | Week 16

20-4-2018

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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, amongst others the first space hotel is only a few years away and a restaurant in Oakland protects its staff by a Management Alert Color System.

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Hotel School to teach homeless people the basics of hospitality | A London community collaboration

16-4-2018

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  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry

The Goring hotel has teamed up with a charity to launch a hotel school to teach homeless people the basics of hospitality and help them into full-time work. The Goring Hotel in London’s Belgravia, the five-red-AA-star, 69-bedroom hotel, already launched the Hotel School in 2017 in partnership with its neighbour, the Passage Homeless Resource Centre. They’re right next door to one another so it shouldn’t be a surprise that they’ve finally joined forces to create Hotel School.

We have seen another initiative in the Netherlands in which an entrepreneur did start his own education project and with all the problems of finding great members for a hospitality team these initiatives are a source of  inspiration to other hospitality entrepreneurs. lees verder

The Blind Faith Upgrade kit | Launched at Hotel Ramada in Ajmer

6-4-2018

Isobar India, the digital agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, has introduced the Blind Faith Upgrade kit, a thoughtful and cause-oriented initiative under accessible tourism. A sustainable step towards accessible tourism, this initiative explores the challenges faced by visually-impaired travelers and allows the hotel to quickly and cheaply convert any of its rooms into a visually-impaired-friendly room. The launch of the initiative was first introduced at Hotel Ramada Ajmer in India. lees verder

wagamamago | Created a ‘walk out and pay’ app with Mastercard

28-3-2018

Pan-Asian restaurant wagamama launched the wagamamago app. They describe the app as ‘Uber for diners’ allowing customers to walk in, order, eat and for the first time ever, simply go, wagamamago-walk-out-payment. The new app will save diners an average of 12 minutes at every meal, according to research. The wagamamago™ app is completely safe and secure, developed in partnership with Mastercard which processes 65,000 secure transactions a minute. lees verder

Trends we spotted week 12

23-3-2018

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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, amongst others Matcha beer for a green St. Patrick’s Day, mitigating global hunger crisis using next generation technologies and there is a map displaying women-owned restaurants across the US.

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