All the food festival inspiration you need

17-5-2022

  • Singelpark Diner in LeidenSingelpark Diner in Leiden
  • Het Amsterdamse Terrassen festivalHet Amsterdamse Terrassen festival
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins

The sun is shining and the Netherlands is enjoying the outdoors! There are plenty of festivals where we can go again! We love to visit a food festival, don’t you? We’ve seen some nice small scale festivals like last weekend FestiValk and the ‘Shit hot Fest’ in April, below a list of small, fun and tasty food festivals in the Netherlands and some nice international concepts, maybe inspiration for the Dutch hospitality industry and festival organizers! We found among others the Fête du Champagne et Vins, an oyster festival, a tapas festival, Singelpark dinner and an espresso martini festival..

You can organize a small scale festival within your own company or companies or build a ‘festival’ with fellow hospitality entrepreneurs, what’s stopping you as long as there are no festivals happening in your area? In this article some inspiration!  

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A list of special food bikes and food tricycles

2-5-2022

  • coffee tricycle by Bar Companycoffee tricycle by Bar Company
  • De smoothie bike by Bar CompanyDe smoothie bike by Bar Company
  • the churros tricycle of Ideas Boxthe churros tricycle of Ideas Box
  • The Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den BoogertThe Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den Boogert
  • The Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den BoogertThe Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den Boogert
  • The Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbikeThe Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbike
  • The Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbikeThe Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbike
  • The Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefietsThe Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefiets
  • The Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefietsThe Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefiets
  • The food bike by Bar CompanyThe food bike by Bar Company

In the Netherlands we cycle a lot and who is not familiar with the bike from which ice cream is sold? Or a coffee bike in a hiking area? But there are many more bicycles from which oysters, cocktails, fries, smoothies, cotton candy, cheese, churros and pizzas are sold. There are a number of professional food bike rental companies, but we also know a number of enthusiastic one-man businesses such as the ‘Oyster bike’ of Jolijn Géboers in Amsterdam and the ‘Cocktail bike’ of Niels den Boogert. With the summer approaching, a list of ‘food bikes’ and ‘food tricycles’! Maybe time for a small-scale food bike / food tricycles festival instead of a food truck festival? And then a joint work-out from the Bakfiets Gym afterwards!

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OCEANIX Busan | The world’s first prototype floating city at the coast of South Korea

29-4-2022

  • OCEANIX Busan - Aerial from Land - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Aerial from Land - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Top Aerial - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Top Aerial - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Aquaponic Forest - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Aquaponic Forest - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Aerial Night - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Aerial Night - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Research Platform - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Research Platform - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Peoples alley at night - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Peoples alley at night - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • OCEANIX Busan - Lodges - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupOCEANIX Busan - Lodges - credits OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Recently the United Nations unveiled its prototype for the world’s first floating city, the futuristic Oceanix Busan will be located off the coast of the city of Busan in South Korea. OCEANIX Busan is created by the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels in partnership with the UN and maritime development firm Oceanix. The project aims to provide breakthrough technology for coastal cities facing severe land shortages that are compounded by climatic threats.

In this article a video about this floating city. We are curious what type of sustainable restaurant and hotel concepts we will spot in this city!

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Trends we spotted | Week 16

22-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Mexican Pizza at Taco BellMexican Pizza at Taco Bell

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others a blog by Deliverect about how environmental friendly take-out and delivery options are important for guests’ ordering decisions. And inspiration for sustainable building: the wooden Rocket&Tigeli building will stand 328 feet tall when it is completed in 2026.

Valpas is a Finnish startup that helps dozens of luxury hotels combat bedbugs in an unlikely way. And Space tourism company Space Perspective has revealed the interior design for its lounge-style travel capsule, which will be hauled into the stratosphere by a giant balloon.

Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans for its first-ever all-year-round ski resort — a futuristic, luxury super-project ensconced in the mountains of the desert kingdom which will be 33 times the size of New York City. And Emirates Airlines will launch NFT’s and experiences in the Metaverse.

We spotted a Starbucks all-you-can-eat buffet at the Starbucks Reserve Ginza Marronnier-dori store in Japan. And we never heard of the Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza but it makes its long-awaited return in May!

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Trends we spotted | Week 15

15-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Canopy by Hilton Cannes RooftopCanopy by Hilton Cannes Rooftop
  • Nahkauf BOX by REWE in PettstadtNahkauf BOX by REWE in Pettstadt
  • Cookright coffee by Miso RoboticsCookright coffee by Miso Robotics
  • Fotocredit: KAVB/VidiPhotoTulpen mozaïek bij Kasteel Terworm -credit: KAVB/VidiPhoto
  • terrassen festival Almere -VidiPhototerrassen festival Almere -VidiPhoto

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others the CookRight Coffee product line, the coffee robot that Miso Robotics is testing at stores of Panera. And the mobil ordering platform for the food industry Choco connects restaurant kitchens directly with suppliers to more easily order and manage their inventory.

Here in the Netherlands the world horticultural exhibition Floriade Expo 2022 opened and it’s located near the city of Almere where you will be able to enjoy a terraces festival. And in the south a tulip mosaic of a wine bottle and wine glass is in full bloom at the gardens of Terworm Castle.

The supermarket chain REWE’s in Germany brings with their unmanned concept ‘nahkauf BOX’ or ‘walk in store’ fresh groceries to rural Germany. And Walt Disney World in Florida earmarks 80 acres for new affordable housing development for staff and the general public.

Accor is enhancing it loyalty program All-Accor live limitless with a new range of experiences in partnership with Fever, the leading global live-entertainment discovery platform. And Hilton’s lifestyle category hotels pipeline is expected to more than double over the next decade.

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Trends we spotted | Week 12

29-3-2022

  • trends we spotted this week
  • Starbucks x Volvo Charging StationStarbucks x Volvo Charging Station

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others the Bjarke Ingels Group, they unveiled a treetop hotel room in Sweden covered with 350 bird houses. And the 25hours Hotels introduce a 4-day working week in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Some openings: The Big Mamma Group will open Giorgia Trattoria in Munich this summer and today (March 28) the fourth Gucci Osteria will open in Seoul. In Berlin the new Café Camaleon opened, it’s an all-day casual dining concept at the Casa Camper Berlin. Camper is a famous shoe concept from Spain.

Come 2025, the way Parisians commute will change with the launch of Câble 1, Paris‘ first urban cable car. The new 4.5-kilometer line will connect suburbs in the city’s southeast to the Metro system. And a link to great images of the high-end breakfast all day concept in Berlin: Frühstück 3000.

Starbucks and Volvo will build an EV charging network from the Colorado Rockies to their Support Center in Seattle. And Portland in Oregon will get the first sports bar dedicated to women’s games: The Sports Bra.

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Trends we spotted | Week 8

25-2-2022

  • Bunk Amsterdam - Hotel in an old churchBunk Amsterdam - Hotel in an old church
  • Opening of the 50th De Beren restaurantOpening of the 50th De Beren restaurant
  • Grand Marnier Quintessence & Grand Marnier RévélationGrand Marnier Quintessence & Grand Marnier Révélation
  • AiroDoctor V10P-IDAiroDoctor V10P-ID
  • Trends we spotted afbeelding

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others a new restaurant for Alain Ducasse in Paris, Le Salon des Manufactures and the Dutch restaurant chain ‘The Avocado Show’ will open in Stuttgart in April.

Bunk Hotel Amsterdam is reopening with a special give-away – a Staycation party! Check out your change to win this party. And the Dutch Kever Genever is facing legal problems with their Kever John Lemon Canned Cocktail.

The 2nd edition of the Colors Festival will be held in Paris, From April 2 to May 8 2022, you can enjoy street art in the 11th arrondissement. Two new spectacular editions of Grand Marnier, Quintessence and  Révélation, give expression to the simplest of combinations: cognac, orange essence, wood, and time.  

Travel Outlook, a premium hotel call center, introduced Bella. Bella is the hospitality industry’s first AI-powered Virtual Hotel Agent™ and Aldi in Australia is testing a robotic pizza vending machine, the Pizzabot.

As many virus experts say that COVID is here to stay, it might be wise to install an air purifier. AiroDoctor® V10P-ID is a passive in-channel photocatalysis unit designed to effectively filter and clean the airflow in small and medium-sized air handling units (HVAC).

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Trends we spotted | Week 7

18-2-2022

  • Chef Chad Rosenthal's TiNDLE Picnic Chicken SandwichChef Chad Rosenthal's TiNDLE Picnic Chicken Sandwich
  • Denny's Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for Valentine's DayDenny's Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for Valentine's Day
  • Tasty by Greggs at Primark BirminghamTasty by Greggs at Primark Birmingham

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

IKEA in the Netherlands is also tackling food waste together with Too Good To Go as are more European countries. And the ‘Tasty by Greggs’ Café opened in a Primark in Birmingham, they will also sell a limited-edition Greggs collection.

With this week links to articles about amongst others: some last Valentine’s Day inspiration from 2022 for 2023, we spotted a wedding chapel on Valentine’s Day at Denny’s in Las Vegas and Topo Chico Hard Seltzer sent your ex a cactus on this day.

August 25 a tribute to the Beatles will be held in the courtyard of the Musée de Montmartre in Paris, their Candlelight Open Air may inspire other museums. And for all Harry Potter fans, you can attend a pop-up dinner in a ‘Hogwarts’-like castle in France!

McDonald’s plans to operate a virtual restaurant online with home delivery, in the Metaverse! And the new Michelin Guide for the UK and Ireland 2022 is out! With a new three Michelin star restaurant – L’Enclume.

Next Gen Foods announced this week that its first product, TiNDLE is now available in a range of iconic restaurants across the East and West Coasts in some of the country’s leading “foodie” cities.

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Trends we spotted | Week 6

11-2-2022

  • trends we spotted this week
  • 20000 Leagues Under the Sea at Lost Distillery20000 Leagues Under the Sea at Lost Distillery
  • KFC delivered by Wing in AustraliaKFC delivered by Wing in Australia
  • Restaurant 3 Fils in Dubai wins #50BestRestaurants Middle East and North AfricaRestaurant 3 Fils in Dubai wins #50BestRestaurants Middle East and North Africa

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others Plan Bee of restaurant Tante Kee in the Netherlands and a spectacular new fine-dining restaurant in Las Vegas: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

McDonald’s USA celebrates ‘Black History’ with ‘Future 22’, a campaign that focuses on young game changers. And in Australia, KFC is going to test drone delivery in Logan, Queensland, together with drone delivery company ‘Wing’. As they say: KFC puts a Wing on it.

To raise money for the Notre Dame cathedral, a Virtual Reality experience has been created: Eternal Notre Dame. Great immersive experience to do with groups of friends or children in Paris! And in America, a festival dedicated to Hard Seltzers travels around: Seltzerland.

A new wine store, Half Full, in Amsterdam, that prefers quality over quantity and only sells half bottles of wine, champagne and more. And restaurant 3 Fils in Dubai is the first restaurant to be number 1 on the list of ’50 Best Restaurants Middle East and North Africa’.

Bordeaux (France) and Valencia (Spain) are the European capitals of ‘Smart Tourism’ in 2022. And McDonald’s in Japan sell special ‘square burgers‘ wrapped in ‘comic book’ paper.

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trends we spotted week 5

4-2-2022

  • Chef Matthey kenney & #WorldPistachiosDay
  • Liemès Food District 3
  • TGI Fridays - APPreciation February 10
  • Trends we spotted afbeelding

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about the new Nordic food movie, ‘A taste of Hunger’ and inspiration for those serving freakshakes from The Yard Mikshake Bar.

From March 1, the origin of meat served in canteens and restaurants must be mentioned in France and in Paris we spotted a great Valentine’s Day offer by the Bistrots Pas Parisiens. We love the idea!

Although we missed the fact that it’s going to be “World Pistachio Day” on February 26, we love the culinary partnership of Wonderful® Pistachios with world renowned, plant-based chef, cookbook author and restaurateur Matthew Kenney to celebrate all month long.

TGI Fridays in the USA will give a free appetizer to delivery drivers on February 10 just to say, “thanks for the hard work”. And Britain’s Borrow a Boat acquires Dutch competitor Barqo.

Cedric Grolet at the Berkeley Café opens in London on February 14! What a truly sweet Valentine’s Day surprise to give to your loved one: one of his pastries!

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