Winnow Vision | To tackle food waste with AI

25-3-2019

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Winnow  launched on Friday 22 of march its new AI-enabled product, Winnow Vision, to revolutionize food management in commercial kitchens for the benefit of both businesses and future generations. Using a camera, a set of smart scales and the same type of machine learning technology found in autonomous vehicles, Winnow Vision ‘learns’ to recognise different foods being thrown in the bin and calculates the financial and environment cost of this discarded food to commercial kitchens. Businesses and chefs can then adjust their food purchasing decisions accordingly, reducing their spending and tackling a fundamental problem of food waste: overproduction.

Helping hospitality businesses to reduce the issue of food waste is in the DNA of Winnow. They are driven as a team to tackle food waste and have a clear vision of how to do it. They are building a future kitchen that is highly efficient, sustainable and ensures that food ends up where it is supposed to.

The launch of Winnow to tackle food waste

The launch follows a proof of concept phase launched in January 2018 with early adopter partners IKEA and Emaar Hospitality Group, to test Winnow Vision’s technology in leading commercial kitchens around the world. Winnow and its early adopter partners have been working on the technology since October 2017. The pilot proved categorically that Winnow Vision surpasses human levels of accuracy and enables chefs to run smarter, more profitable and more efficient kitchens.

The launch of Winnow Vision follows the success of Winnow’s first device, which consisted of a set of smart scales and identified food manually. Winnow has helped commercial kitchens save more than $30 million in annualised food costs which equates to preventing over 23 million meals going in the bin. The new, AI-powered Winnow Vision is already installed in over 75 kitchens and the technology will be rolled out to hundreds more this year.

Foodwaste is a global issue

Globally, a third of all food never reaches our forks. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses after the USA and China. Food waste is also a completely unnecessary financial burden for businesses to bear, costing the global economy around $1 trillion in lost output – equivalent to around 1.5 per cent of global GDP. Food waste costs commercial kitchens between five and 15 per cent of all food purchased, with some kitchens wasting up to 20 per cent of all the food they buy. Food waste costs the hospitality industry alone around $100bn every year – a number that Winnow Vision will slash.

With Winnow Vision, businesses install a piece of technology that can already recognise most food items and can be trained to learn other menu items in any kitchen. During the training and automation phases, the Winnow Vision system takes human input, providing a shortlist of possible menu items for kitchen staff to select, to quickly improve its predictions based on feedback. Over time, the system continues to improve and will automatically recognize food with no human interaction. Chefs can benefit from full reporting in their kitchens, helping cut food waste and save money with minimal to no effort.

About Winnow

Winnow develops cutting-edge digital tools to help chefs run more profitable, sustainable kitchens. Launched in a single staff restaurant in 2013, Winnow is trusted today by thousands of chefs in over 40 countries, in whose kitchen’s food waste is consistently cut in half. Together Winnow and its partners are saving over 23 million meals a year from the bin: the equivalent of $30 million in food cost savings for our clients.

 

Librije’s Atelier shares 100 unique recipes on Gastronomixs

25-3-2019

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Restaurant De Librije*** in Zwolle (The Netherlands) has built up a wealth of amazing recipes and preparations during its 25 years of existence. Many of these recipes are still used on a daily basis in Librije’s Atelier, Jonnie and Thérèse Boer’s cooking studio. They believe in sharing knowledge, even outside the Atelier, and this prompted them to hold a number of photography sessions in recent months. As of today, you can find 100 of Librije Atelier’s unique components on Gastronomixs.com!

‘I am delighted to make this contribution towards Gastronomixs’ ambitions to create a global platform, as sharing and conserving knowledge is vital to our profession,’ says Jonnie Boer. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 12

22-3-2019

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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, among other links to an article about cheese tea, it’s getting more and more popular, but we haven’t spotted it yet in the Netherlands! In New York, the long anticipated Mercado Little Spain has opened in the shopping area Hudson Yards. Great images of this food hall by José Andrés in an article at Eater.com.

We also spotted the Taiwanese Boba Tea shop ‘Happy Lemon’ that uses robots to mix Boba Tea and in Switzerland they’re seriously testing the effect of music on cheese! Really!

In London PizzaExpress ZA opened at Fenchurch Street, we love their packaging for the new pizza slices. And have you ever heard of ‘Blue Java Bananas’? We didn’t, but they sound delicious! lees verder

Spirited Union Distillery | The first rum distillery in the Netherlands

21-3-2019

The grey cobblestone streets and stately canal houses of Amsterdam; they are far from the sandy beaches, palm trees and ferocious pirates we associate with rum. Nevertheless, it was under the Dutch rain where the Spirited Union Distillery and its Union55 rum were created. In 2015, Ruben Maduro found himself fed up with the sickly sweet and artificial flavors in his beloved (spiced) rums. “I travelled all over the world as a brand ambassador, bartender and trainer. And one thing struck me: The lack of innovation in rum.” One and a half year later, in early 2017, an experiment had evolved into an uncategorized rum. A botanically infused one.. lees verder

Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 12

18-3-2019

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.

This week a video about an ice cream seller who is fooling his customers. As we love to indicate: humor does sell! Also a video about the influence of Millennials on wine usage and finally, a video about ‘Egg bread’, street food from Korea which does look delicious and mouthwatering! lees verder

Kebab Queen | Reinterpretation of the kebab served on the countertop

18-3-2019

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This April, Manu Canales, previously sous chef of Michel Roux Jr’s restaurant Le Gavroche, will launch Kebab Queen in the heart of Covent Garden with partners Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet. Manu has explored modern, European-influenced kebabs with prelude restaurants Le Bab and Maison Bab. Now, after four years of careful development, Manu will lead their most adventurous and ambitious opening, Kebab Queen. Here he will serve his guests a seven-course tasting menu which will be plated directly onto the bespoke, heated Dekton countertop! How about a Foie Gras Kebabito, a chargrilled shish kebab or a Doner Risotto? Sounds mouthwatering doesn’t it? lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 11

15-3-2019

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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, among other links to articles about a vending machine that uses Instagram posts as payment for noodles and about sushi cupcakes! We also read an interesting article about the use of x-ray scanners in hotel lobbies and an article about a boozy art class.

The website of Fine Dining Lovers has a new item they’re exploring curious delicacies, check out this one: milt! And ‘Visit CA’, the tourist board in California, has paid Michelin to get a get a red guide of this state.

And in London we spotted Bustronome, a gastronomic tour around the city, and a cheese platter and prosecco festival! lees verder

Vegotel opened its doors | Ecofriendly b&b

14-3-2019

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Vegotel is located in a farmhouse, dated from 1885, nearby the sea in the north of the Netherlands. It is a very quiet and peaceful area but even more important is the vegan concept that vegotel persists. Breakfast and rooms, everything in this 2-room bed & breakfast is all about veganism. lees verder

Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 11

11-3-2019

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.

This week a video about Mberry, that deceives your taste buds and a video about the ‘amenities war’ between hotels. Finally, a video about a certain variety of a strawberry from Japan, the ‘white jewel’, very unique and very expensive! lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 10

8-3-2019

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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, among other links to articles about the ‘Bar of Yes’ in London en IHOP (International House of Pancakes) created some fakenews with their IHOb rebranding! And KLM (our Royal Dutch Airline) is offering ‘Take-off tips’ through holographic travel kiosks.

We know that there are stunning hotel suites all over the world, but this suite in Las Vegas beats a lot! This suite at the Palms Casino resorts is decorated by the artist Damien Hirst.  And a list of 10 great Escape Rooms from around the world with the rooms of ‘Sherlocked’ in Amsterdam on it!

We also spotted a Japanese Café that has robots as staff that are controlled by disabled people. And in the USA joins Pizza Hut forces with FedEx to explore the FedEx SameDay Bot for delivery.

Also: IKEA created an air purifying curtain, the GUNRID and KFC is crowdfunding its next marketing gimmick!    lees verder

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