SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta | Opening your room with your mobile phone

6-12-2017

SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta, a five-star hotel and one of the newest property additions to Sydney, Australia, has partnered together with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and Intelity to provide its guests with state-of-the-art digital key functionality. With the implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access in 72 of its apartment-style suites, along with the use of Intelity’s downloadable mobile app, the property can now allow guests to quickly and conveniently enter their room with a swipe of their mobile device. You never have to worry again about forgetting the key card of your room! lees verder

Fazer Cricket Bread | Finnish bakery launches ‘crunchy’ insect bread

4-12-2017

Since the 24th of November you can buy cricket bread in Finland. One of Finland’s largest food companies, Fazer is selling this crunchy cricket bread. According to Markus Hellstrom, head of the Fazer group’s bakery division, one loaf of bread contains about 70 dried crickets. The crickets are grounded into powder and added to the flour. lees verder

Rebottled | From wine bottle to drinking glass

17-11-2017

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At Rebottled they believe that upcycling is the new recycling. They extend the lifespan of wine bottles by making drinking glasses at a workplace of the Salvation Army in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In addition, they employ people who do have difficulties trying to get a job, which improves the social environment of these people. With their idea they won the PwC Social Impact Lab and public award in October. They have also been nominated for the Horecava Innovation Award 2018. lees verder

Le Compostier | A worm hotel for restaurants

30-10-2017

One of the first worm hotels of Le Compostier was recently placed at Restaurant As in Amsterdam. In the worm hotel, chefs can compost vegetables and fruit at their own location and use the compost directly in their own garden. This way kitchens from restaurants become circular. lees verder

Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam | Greenest hotel in the Netherlands

9-10-2017

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The greenest hotel in the Netherlands is currently being built in Amsterdam and is expected to open its doors in 2018. The innovative hotel is called Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam and is part of the WestCord Hotels group. The hotel will be built on the exact same spot where the passenger liner between Amsterdam and Jakarta used to depart from. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 38

22-9-2017

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At Horecatrends 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 about new truffles species that are discovered in Thailand, let’s hope they won’t be as expensive as the real deal!  And about a new product in the Netherlands: Meat Your Veggies, part vegetables, part meat. Who knows, maybe they can persuade meat lovers to eat less meat!

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Ripple, plant-based milk | Will this change the dairy industry?

20-9-2017

Ripple launched a new line of dairy products in April 2016 powered by $44 million from Google and Silicon Valley venture capitalists. But what is Ripple? Milk made from simple yellow peas. It’s a plant-based milk, high in protein, low in sugar. Ripple has a good taste (it has a creamy texture which is something other dairy free products are missing, according to the company), it nourishes your body and leaves a small footprint on the planet. Ripple milk is nut-, gluten-, lactose- and soy-free and 100% vegan.  lees verder

Edible cutlery | Sustainable solution for plastic cutlery

5-9-2017

On the Facebook page of Futurism Food we spotted a video of an ‘edible spoon’ that is sold in India. You can buy it in a sweet, savoury and neutral taste. We wrote about similar products in 2010 and 2013, but it seems that the edible spoon is going mainstream now. The producer Bakeys is busy with a line of edible cutlery; chopsticks and forks are already created.

Why won’t we start using this edible cutlery outside India as well? As replacement of all the plastic cutlery in the fast food industry? The only problem is that they haven’t created a knife model yet but hey, plastic knives are a drama as well… lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 34

25-8-2017

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At Horecatrends 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: robot arms preparing your food and Finnish scientists make food from electricity.

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Trends we spotted | Week 31

4-8-2017

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At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others, wellness specialists’ in supermarkets and a serie of wine lables with famous works of art.

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