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

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

The design of Dexamenes Seaside Hotel | Hotel rooms in old wine tanks

14-3-2019

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  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner BaumanDexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Bauman

Dexamenes Seaside Hotel is located on Kourouta beach on the western coast of the Peloponnese in Greece and it will open May 2019. The hotel has been created on the site of an abandoned winery. The derelict, industrial structures that characterize the site have been left relatively untouched since the 1920’s but Nikos Karaflos, a visionary entrepreneur-turned-hotelier changed that! The old tanks have been converted into 34 guestrooms, many of which have a private patio overlooking the sea. The design with a lot of steel, glass, concrete and timber, is led by K-Studio.

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The Distillers Academy | Masterclass or cocktail experience in Schiedam

14-3-2019

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From Black Nazareth to hot and happening Distillers District: you can find these in Schiedam, the core of the distillery world. With the new opening of the Distillers Academy in Schiedam, a unique concept was born next in the shadow of Rotterdam. It’s the one place where fans can turn into experts. During the Masterclass you are taught about the special distillery process and you are introduced to the art of making cocktails during the Cocktail Experience. The Academy is located in De Palmboom mill, one of the giant mills in Schiedam that was built for distilleries. The experiences can exclusively be booked for groups and consumers on the set dates. 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

The Student Hotel is coming to Delft | Opening will be in the summer of 2020

8-3-2019

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The Student Hotel (TSH) with locations in Amsterdam (2), Eindhoven, Maastricht, Groningen, Rotterdam, The Hague, Barcelona, Paris, Florence and Dresden will open a new location in Delft next year. By the summer of 2020 this unique concept will have eight locations in the Netherlands.   lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 9

1-3-2019

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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 Ralph Lauren that opens a Pop-up Café during the Paris Fashion Week and last week it was World Pistachio Day! A link to an article about the Doritas towel bag and restaurant Feva serves ‘Fried Air’.

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