Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 9
YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends 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 which Demi Poppe thinks are worth it to watch. Among other things, a video about the FlyZoo hotel that is totally taken over by robots and face scanning computers.
The World’s First ‘Vegan Suite’ | Hilton London Bankside
Following guest feedback, a vegan suite is now available for reservation at the design-led Hilton London Bankside. The suite, created in partnership with multi-sensory design experts Bompas & Parr and given the thumbs up by The Vegan Society, offers a vegan experience throughout, from a plant-based check-in desk and keycard to vegan-friendly bedding and eco-cotton carpet.
Free tampons and naps in the bathroom | Women love it!
Demi Poppe blogs about her experience with extra amenities, such as free tampons and naps in bathrooms. She and her friends greatly appreciated this welcoming gesture.
I regularly visit restaurants, cafés and bars with friends, either for lunch, dinner or just a nice cup of coffee. I recently visited Grandcafé ‘t Gerecht in Heerenveen (The Netherlands). One of my friends had to go to the toilet and she came back with a big smile! She said that there were free tampons and naps in the bathroom. So handy!
Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 7
YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends 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 which Vera Rauwerda thinks are cool to watch. Among other things, a video about 22 sustainable initiatives for a cleaner world, the reason why koi fish are so expensive and several facts about salmon that you didn’t know!
Domino’s Pizza is ‘Paving for Pizza’ in the USA | Don’t let bad potholes ruin good pizza!
We missed this initiative by Domino’s Pizza from June last year up to this morning but for once we don’t really mind. This way we can check whether this is just a media stunt or that they’re actually ‘paving for pizza’. As their press release back in June said; “Domino’s is saving pizza, one pothole at a time”. Cracks, bumps, potholes and other road conditions can put good pizzas at risk after they leave the store. Domino’s was hoping to help smooth the ride home for their freshly-made pizzas. Started June last year, Domino’s asked customers to nominate their town for pothole repairs at Paving For Pizza. And as we recently visited the states Florida and New York in the USA we noticed the terrible conditions of the road, so a great campaign by Domino’s Pizza.
Trends we spotted | Week 6
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 culinary development in the East of Europe according to Michelin and would you eat squirrel? Furthermore, a link to an exhibition about manhole covers in Tokyo and a new platform foodies should definitely check out, maned Njomly! And London has the first underground farm, the Growing Underground! By the way would you like to eat a polenta dish right from the table?
Nohbo Drops | Sustainable amenities without waste
NOHBO Drops are single use, water soluble Drops containing shampoo, conditioner, body wash or shaving cream. Each Drop, when mixed with shower water for 2-4 seconds, will produce an excellent personal care experience with no harsh chemicals, free of parabens and sulfates, and no damage to the environment. Thus eco-friendly and made right for the body. In the Netherlands, Bunzl foodservice will start selling them in 2019 and they’re nominated for the Dutch Horecava Innovation Award 2019.
The nOcean Strawlet | Always have your reusable straw with you
The nOcean Strawlet is a cross between a reusable straw and a Livestrong bracelet. Being a stylish bracelet means you’ll always have it on you and it sparks conversations about changing our ways and eliminating single use plastics. The product is made of recycled materials so the straws won’t be creating any more waste on the planet! Half of all the profits from nOcean Strawlets go towards charities that are ridding the Ocean of garbage so not only will you look good, but you’ll feel good too! Each one comes with a cleaning spigot plus cover and there’s also an optional bangle cover.
Floating Farm | The first self-sufficient floating city farm
Floating farm is a floating self-sufficient city farm in which they produce fresh dairy in a sustainable and animal-friendly way. In a world in which the population is rising tremendously, does Floating Farm bring food production back to the people. The initiative is not only based on making profit, but also on educating its guests. There will be information available about innovative techniques and the science behind city farming. Development company Beladon created the unique design for this innovative city farm.
Christmas inspiration 2018
We are already receiving plenty of newsletters with announcements for Christmas dinners, time for some Christmas inspiration! We have listed some top ideas from (inter)national companies. Do you already gave a ‘Tree Lighting ceremony’? Or do you decorate your Christmas tree already with cutlery or Christmas balls with liquor? Are you tempting your guests to share photos of your restaurant or hotel via Instagram on Christmas, in other words is your company ‘Instagrammable’? Enjoy reading and success with preparing your Christmas dinners!