KFC says: ‘I do’ to brand new wedding planning service

15-10-2019

  • KFC Weddings Vogue
  • KFC Weddings
  • KFC Weddings
  • KFC Weddings

KFC is giving Australia the chance to ‘put a wing on it’ as the first couple to get hitched under its brand-new wedding service. Now, KFC fans all over Australia can officially head to the website and lodge an application form telling them in 200 words or less why you want the ultimate KFC Wedding. For those loved up couples ready to take the plunge, the Colonel suggests you apply fast as there’s only six weddings available. Winners will be judged on their originality, creative merit and independent expression shared in the entry.

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Cacaofruit Experience | Barry Callebaut unleashes the full power of the cacaofruit in next-gen food & drink category

8-10-2019

  • Barry Callebaut - Cacaofruit Experience - WholeFruit Chocolate
  • Barry Callebaut - Cacaofruit Experience - WholeFruit Chocolate

Based on its unparalleled innovation power, Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, unveiled last week (September 28) at an exclusive event in San Francisco ‘Cacaofruit Experience’: an innovative range of products that celebrates the fresh, fruity taste and natural richness of the cacaofruit and marks the creation of a next-gen food & drink category. As part of ‘Cacaofruit Experience’, the company also presented the artisan world with the delicious WholeFruit chocolate, a fresh, fruity delight made from 100% pure cacaofruit.

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NUGGS | Vegan ‘chicken’ nuggets, development as a tech startup

30-9-2019

  • NUGGS
  • NUGGS
  • Oprichter Ben Pasternak van NUGGS

NUGGS, the world’s first vegan ‘chicken’ nugget startup, launched by the 19-year-old founder Ben Pasternak announced a $7M funding round led by McCain Foods in July 2019. Money he will use to create ‘the most advanced nugget on the planet’. Founded by 19-year-old tech wunderkind and entrepreneur Ben Pasternak. NUGGS is ready to disrupt the animal-based meat industry with its new nugget technology.

A great approach to food development: the founder Ben Pasternak does release new ‘updates‘ of his NUGGS. The formula is constantly improved, based on user feedback. Ben explains: “NUGGS is the intersection of food and the internet”. Check out their Instagram account where they recently announced their 1.4 release and the release notes. 

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Amber Garden | True Chinese Cuisine

24-9-2019

  • The team behind Amber Garden in Amstelveen
  • The interior of Amber Garden in Amstelveen
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, True Chinese Cuisine
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, True Chinese Cuisine
  • The interior of Amber Garden in Amstelveen
  • The exterior of Amber Garden in Amstelveen
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, The Orchid and the Narcissus
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, True Chinese Cuisine
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, True Chinese Cuisine
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, True Chinese Cuisine

Amber Garden, part of the international ‘Yisheng Group’, opened its doors in Amstelveen (near Amsterdam in the Netherlands) in a festive way on September 23th. Owner, Stark Li, third generation respected Chinese restaurant owner, together with Facility Manager, Ronald Ting, opened restaurant Amber Garden in the company of many corporate companies from the region, culinary enthusiasts and (Michelin) star chefs.

With the arrival of Amber Garden, the municipality of Amstelveen has added a beautiful, authentic fine dining Chinese restaurant at their list of restaurants. Lovers of the authentic Chinese cuisine can enjoy the ‘shared dining’ dishes here. During the opening we enjoyed dishes from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Xi’an. With the dishes you can enjoy wine pairing that are specially selected. For those who want to drink alcohol-free, they also serve delicious tea-based mocktails. True lovers of the Chinese cuisine must visit Amber Garden, if only for the delicious Dim Sum and their signature dish the ‘Amber roasted Beijing duck in the traditional way’. Like chef Shaun Song says: “You no longer need to go to China to be able to enjoy the best dishes China can offer”.

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A Circular Juice Bar | ‘Feel the Peel’

17-9-2019

  • Feel the Peel by CRA Carlo Ratti Associati for Eni - credits Nicola Giorgetti
  • Feel the Peel by CRA Carlo Ratti Associati for Eni - credits Nicola Giorgetti
  • Feel the Peel by CRA Carlo Ratti Associati for Eni - credits Nicola Giorgetti

‘Feel the Peel’ is a project by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati for Eni, they developed an experimental orange squeezer which makes bioplastic out of orange peels and uses it to 3D print cups to drink the juice.

The “Feel the Peel” prototype strives to bring environmental circularity to everyday life. International design and innovation office CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, in partnership with global energy company Eni, has developed an experimental Circular Juice Bar that uses oranges to make bioplastic, turns it into filament, and 3D prints disposable cups to drink the freshly-squeezed juice. Called “Feel the Peel”, the prototype is starting a tour of public places around Italy in the next few months as it strives to demonstrate a new approach to environmental circularity in daily life.

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Neat Burger | First location in London for this plant-based sustainable burger chain

10-9-2019

  • Burger and Sides Trio by Neat Burger
  • The Cheese by Neat Burger
  • The Cheese with Tater Tots by Neat Burger
  • The Neat hero by Neat Burger
  • Venue of Neat Burger

Five-time FIA Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton is collaborating with hospitality organisation ‘The Cream Group’ and investors including UNICEF Ambassador and early backer of Beyond Meat, Tommaso Chiabra, to revolutionize fast food when they launched the new concept Neat Burger, a plant-based sustainable burger chain. They opened their first site on September 2nd just off Regent Street in London.  Neat Burger promises to transform the way people see plant-based food by appealing to not only those who follow plant-based diets, but any individuals, meat-eaters included, who want to eat delicious meat-free dishes that are more sustainable, healthier and ethical. The team has ambitious plans to expand the concept globally with 14 franchises planned in the next 24 months.

We have been spotting a lot initiatives which include the burgers or other products by Beyond Meat. Burger King recently tested Beyond Fried Chicken™ which was sold out in no time and this September Subway will introduce the Beyond Meatball Marinara sub in 685 participating restaurants in Canada and the U.S. for a limited time only. As far as we know Neat Burger will be the first plant-based sustainable burger chain serving unique patties, specially created by their team of chefs in collaboration with Beyond Meat.      

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#PearPizza campaign | USA Pears promotes pears on pizza

9-9-2019

  • #PearPizza by USAPears

The pear season is about to start and as part of the kick-off for the 2019-20 Northwest pear season, USA Pears launched a campaign centered around #PearPizza. As it seems the beginning of 2019 was marked by the great pineapple pizza controversy, and now USA Pears is proudly declaring that there is nothing wrong with using fruit as a pizza topping. That being said, now it is time for pineapples to step aside for pears to triumph as the ultimate fruit to use as a pizza topping. The quest for their world pizza domination begins at FEAST Portland on September 14.

I love to make flammkuchen with blue cheese, hazelnuts and pears, so I can imagine enjoying a #PearPizza although I don’t like to eat a pizza with pineapple. In the past we even spotted pizza’s with chocolate so there are a lot of people enjoying a touch of sweetness on their pizza! In this article a link to more recipes with pears from USA Pears! ^Marjolein

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Trends we spotted | Week 36

6-9-2019

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 a ‘walking chocolate trolley’ at restaurant ‘El Celler de Can Roca’ with a Dutch element to it and a ‘High Tea with a twist’ at the Lobby Bar and The Restaurant of the Williamsburg hotel in Brooklyn, New York.

In 2020 Starbucks will deliver throughout the U.S. via Uber Eats and this fall a Dutch book called ‘Water, coffee beans & milk’ will be published in English as well.

Did you ever attend a Tank Party at a brewery? We never even heard of it, but the Camden Town Brewery Tank Party is held September 7 for the seventh year in a row!

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‘Not Native’ Guest Series | Tasting menu with undesirable species

5-9-2019

  • Not Native Guest Series

Native, London Bridge’s foraged-focused restaurant will launch the ‘Not Native’ guest series. Inviting chefs from across the UK, the series will highlight the UK’s edible non-native species by creating tasting menus formed primarily from undesirable species such as Japanese Knotweed, Grey Squirrel, Signal Crayfish and Wild Native Fal Oysters.

Launching this September, Head Chef and Co-founder Ivan Tisdall-Downes will work closely with a stellar line up of chefs including eco-chef and food waste activist Tom Hunt, award-winning food writer Olia Hercules and Sam Bryant & Alicja Specjalna of Whole Beast, famed for their nose-to-tail dining. Each will shine a spotlight on the versatility of wild British ingredients through the lens of global cuisines including Korean, Filipino, Ukrainian and Polish.

A nice way to process local products and products that are not desired in an area, into tasting menus. For example, did you know that you can eat the Japanese knotweed? At restaurant Native they create a delicious sorbet from it! We already reported that the gray squirrel is being eaten more and more in the UK, but it remains a special dish. Cool idea to seek collaboration with colleagues for a sustainable way of cooking!

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Trends we spotted | Week 35

30-8-2019

  • Trends we spotted this week

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 2 articles with inspiration for bakeries, such as ‘Pie Night’ from Dominique Ansel Kitchen in New York and small, bread cubes from ‘MilkCow in Boots’ from Korea.

But also inspiration for pizzerias, like a pizza & prosciutto tower from the Luigia Group and in the USA Beyond Fried Chicken ™ passed the test, within 5 hours all vegetarian pieces of chicken were sold during a test!

The Belgium/Dutch restaurant ‘Frites Atelier’ sells the tastiest fries in Europe according to Big Seven Travel. And inspiration for hotels: have you already received a request from an influencer to livestream a ‘mukbang’ at your place? The W hotel in Washington D.C. has created the ‘Sip & Slurp’ arrangement!

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