Postillion Hotels invests in DISC analysis to create strong teams

2-2-2023

  • Postillion Hotels uses the DISC-analysis of MapsTell in their job application processPostillion Hotels uses the DISC-analysis of MapsTell in their job application process

As of January 1st, Postillion Hotels has expanded the application process with the DISC analysis. This personality analysis charts people’s behavior and presents the results in an interactive way. The hotel chain wants to select from the start on the behavior of future employees in order to put together more diverse teams. That’s why the company has chosen to make MapsTell’s DISC analysis part of the first round of every application. With this investment in the application process, Postillion Hotels expects to be able to assess even better whether applicants are suitable for vacancies and whether the personality style complements the other personalities within the teams.

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Dry-aged fish

12-1-2023

  • Dry-aged fish at restaurant Madonnina del PescatoreDry-aged fish at restaurant Madonnina del Pescatore
  • Dry-aged fish at restaurant Madonnina del PescatoreDry-aged fish at restaurant Madonnina del Pescatore
  • Dry-aged fish at restaurant Madonnina del PescatoreDry-aged fish at restaurant Madonnina del Pescatore
  • Dry-aged fish at restaurant Madonnina del PescatoreDry-aged fish at restaurant Madonnina del Pescatore

Marjolein van Spronsen blogs about the ancient Japanese technique of dry-aging fish, there are even fish shops in New York and Australia that specialize in dry-aged fish. She would love to be able to buy this fish here in the Netherlands.

This blogs was previously published in Dutch at the website of our organization Van Spronsen & Partners Hospitality Consultancy.  

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Trends we spotted | Week 1

9-1-2023

  • Horecava Innovation AwardsHorecava Innovation Awards
  • Het ‘broeduurtje’ bij Bagels & BeansHet ‘broeduurtje’ bij Bagels & Beans
  • The Don van DAVO brouwerijThe Don van DAVO brouwerij
  • Horeca Expo Hardenberg - januari 2024Horeca Expo Hardenberg - januari 2024
  • Nationale ‘Week van Snoep Goed’Nationale ‘Week van Snoep Goed’
  • Puzzle of White CastlePuzzle of White Castle

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, among other things, the ‘broeduurtje’ (translated: breeding hour) at Bagels & Beans, in honor of the launch of their new menu and in Dubai, the high tax on alcohol for 2023 will be canceled as a test.

Coffee pods without pods – a sustainable product from CoffeeB that can prevent a lot of ‘cup’ waste. In the Netherlands, ‘De Koffiejongens’ also sell biodegradable cups.

On 29, 30 and 31 January 2024, the completely new trade fair, Horeca Expo Hardenberg, will take place in the Evenementenhal Hardenberg. And next January 16 – on Blue Monday – the third edition of the National ‘Week of Good Snacking’ will start in the Netherlands. An action that you can respond to as a restaurateur by serving healthy homemade biscuits with your cup of coffee.

At the Horecava in Amsterdam, Redefine Meat was named overall winner of the Horecava Innovation Awards. And the winner of the ‘Beer of the year 2022 election’ in the Netherlands has been announced: The Don from the DAVO brewery.

The American chain White Castle, together with a New York artist, has turned distinctive artwork into a puzzle.

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Sustainable snacking | Sustainability in the fast food industry

3-1-2023

  • Vegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AHVegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AH
  • Vegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AHVegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AH
  • The Ketchup Project - 3 flavoursThe Ketchup Project - 3 flavours
  • Chipotle is piloting new technologies in its restaurants to deliver precise forecasting, optimal quality, and increased convenience for digital guests.Chipotle is piloting new technologies in its restaurants to deliver precise forecasting, optimal quality, and increased convenience for digital guests.
  • Wild and The Moon AmsterdamWild and The Moon Amsterdam
  • Wild and The Moon AmsterdamWild and The Moon Amsterdam
  • Der Wegweiser - Hans im GlückDer Wegweiser - Hans im Glück
  • Savor EatSavor Eat
  • Savor EatSavor Eat

A list of examples of sustainable initiatives in the fast food industry. From details like sustainable ketchup from The Ketchup Project to fast-food chains that have built their identity around sustainability like HoneyBee Burger and the German chain ‘Hans im Gluck’. Here in the Netherlands we have small sustainable concepts like Pomms’ Rotterdam and the chain Vegan Junk Food Bar. These sustainable initiatives range from putting new sustainable tech in place to climate-neutral burgers and fast-food brands that solely serve vegetarian & vegan food.

With #VeganJanuary, #TryJanuary and the importance of sustainability for our future, a list of concepts worth to try! And as you will read, many of these initiatives have been reported on our website for years. We don’t really get why large companies like The Crown, The Clown and The Colonel have not played a larger part in this development.  

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Trends we spotted | Week 50

19-12-2022

  • Hertog Jan - De Proeftuin speciaalbierabonnementHertog Jan - De Proeftuin speciaalbierabonnement
  • Biologische restaurant Pianeta Terra Amsterdam in #50TopItaly credits Rinze VegelienBiologische restaurant Pianeta Terra Amsterdam in #50TopItaly credits Rinze Vegelien
  • Gaming Suite in the W London Hotel in cooperation with Samsung UKGaming Suite in the W London Hotel in cooperation with Samsung UK
  • The Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley – new luxury hotel at Marriott InternationalThe Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley – new luxury hotel at Marriott International
  • Red Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday CollectionRed Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday Collection
  • Red Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday CollectionRed Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday Collection
  • Damac_Properties & Madarin Oriental at the MaldivesDamac_Properties & Madarin Oriental at the Maldives
  • Tasty Carrot Corporation - caffeinated carrot juiceTasty Carrot Corporation - caffeinated carrot juice

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 Gaming Suite in the W London, till April 2023 gamers can indulge themselves in luxury and games in the WOW Suite of the hotel. And Marriott International expects to introduce more than 35 luxury hotels around the world in 2023.

Organic restaurant Pianeta Terra in Amsterdam is named the best Italian restaurant in the Netherlands, it is number 19 in the list of the world’s 50 best Italian restaurants. And the Dutch beer brand Hertog Jan has a specialty beer subscription, The Tasting Garden, which is a great gift for beer lovers.

On Instagram we spotted a simple way to serve Christmassy cocktails for in bars, restaurants and at home!  And we bought Christmas ornaments from our local baker of a couple of Dutch sweet treats, inspiration for your restaurant, next year? The Red Lobster® limited edition holiday collection sets the example.

And for those traveling to California in 2023, Visit California invites visitors to explore major new attractions and openings.

Dubai-based DAMAC Group signs contract with Mandarin Oriental to manage luxurious resort in The Maldives, which will open in 2024. And Tasty Carrot Corporation launches ‘Eco Carrot’, the world’s first caffeinated carrot juice.

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Nexus Reset offers a concept for the sustainability issue in the hotel industry

15-12-2022

  • Oprichtster Nexus Hospitality - Stephanie Voormolen - van DoornOprichtster Nexus Hospitality - Stephanie Voormolen - van Doorn
  • Sofitel Legend The Grand AmsterdamSofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
  • Nexus Reset - onderdeel van Nexus HospitalityNexus Reset - onderdeel van Nexus Hospitality
  • Nexus Reset - onderdeel van Nexus HospitalityNexus Reset - onderdeel van Nexus Hospitality
  • Nexus Reset - onderdeel van Nexus HospitalityNexus Reset - onderdeel van Nexus Hospitality

Sustainability in business is an issue that is rarely as pressing as it is now. Sustainability is also high on the agenda within the hotel industry. Not only because of the need to reduce emissions due to climate targets. Definitely also to save costs and keep margins going. To assist hotels in the sustainability process, Nexus Hospitality has developed a new branch under the name Nexus Reset.

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Trends we spotted | Week 49

9-12-2022

  • Kaaswinkel Bourgondisch Lifestyle BeverwijkKaaswinkel Bourgondisch Lifestyle Beverwijk
  • Masterclass Jonnie & Thérèse Boer via GrootmeestersMasterclass Jonnie & Thérèse Boer via Grootmeesters
  • KFC - the Sharemobile TourKFC - the Sharemobile Tour
  • Nobu Residences, Hotel & Restaurant opens in 2026 at Saadiyat Island in Abu DhabiNobu Residences, Hotel & Restaurant opens in 2026 at Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi
  • Raffles Doha & Fairmont Doha in QatarRaffles Doha & Fairmont Doha in Qatar
  • Sindalah Island, Saudi Arabia - credits NEOMSindalah Island, Saudi Arabia - credits NEOM
  • The Heathrow Festive ExpressThe Heathrow Festive Express
  • THERMOPRO - The Lighting One-Second Instant-Read Waterproof Meat ThermometerTHERMOPRO - The Lighting One-Second Instant-Read Waterproof Meat Thermometer

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 Sindalah, the first island development in NEOM in Saudi Arabia has been announced. And in Qatar the Raffles Doha & Fairmont Doha made their debut. Both are located in the Katara Towers.

ProVeg released a newsletter in which they signal the beginning of a big change in the field of plant-based catering. Interesting newsletter for those looking for plant-based alternatives. And ThermoPro launches a new innovative meat thermometer, The Lightning.

The Heathrow Express has recently launched the Festive Express with an emotional ad! We see a lot of those! And KFC® launched a Sharemobile Tour to share fried chicken with families in need, this holiday season.

Nobu Hospitality and Aldar Properties announced a Nobu Residences, Hotel & Restaurant on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. And the Dutch Cheese shop Bourgondisch Lifestyle Beverwijk continues as franchise outlet.

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Trends we spotted | Week 48

5-12-2022

  • Trends we spottedTrends we spotted

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 some inspiring Instagram posts like the one about the Dog Afternoon Tea at the nhow hotel in London, among others. And Father Christmas has been spotted flying over Montreux!

A French Hamburgé from the Big Fernand chain for the Christmas period. Sounds pretty tasty though: Le Big Tartuffe. And how to make a translucent pumpkin pie, a reel from chef Grant Achatz of Alinea restaurant.

The Colonel’s Arms is KFC UK’s first pub, football fans in London could watch some of the England team’s matches here and enjoy the chicken of KFC. And Rotterdam gets a real coffee hotel. Man Met Bril Koffie (Man with Glasses Coffee) will open its roastery, hotel and terrace in Crooswijk, summer 2023.

Check out Sushi Way’s ‘bullet train delivery system’ in Créteil, Paris. Extraordinary sushi express! And McDonald’s in Ustron, Poland, got a knitted makeover!

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Win recipes for at home in the Orangerie De Pol-app

5-12-2022

  • Chef Mark Captein - credits Karien NieuwenhuisChef Mark Captein - credits Karien Nieuwenhuis
  • Orangerie De Pol-appOrangerie De Pol-app

Restaurant Orangerie De Pol in Doetinchem has developed an app that allows guests to play games to win recipes to cook at home as well as an appetizer to enjoy in the restaurant. Participants in the game in the Orangerie De Pol app must cut as many ingredients as possible for a chance to win a reward.

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Trends we spotted | Week 47

28-11-2022

  • De Beren WK CampaignDe Beren WK Campaign
  • Sinterklaas at IZAKAYASinterklaas at IZAKAYA
  • Sinterklaas at Mr PorterSinterklaas at Mr Porter
  • Sinterklaas at The ButcherSinterklaas at The Butcher
  • Sinterklaas at The Duchess & MOMOSinterklaas at The Duchess & MOMO
  • Sinterklaas at Toni LocoSinterklaas at Toni Loco
  • Sinterklaas at ROLADINSinterklaas at ROLADIN
  • Floating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Whlee; in ViennaFloating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Whlee; in Vienna
  • Floating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Whlee; in ViennaFloating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
  • Floating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Whlee; in ViennaFloating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Wheel in Vienna

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, among other things, a culinary Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) at The Entourage group’s restaurants and reusable plastic trays at McDonald’s France. Also about Washington D.C.’s first ready-to-drink Espresso Martini that was launched and sold out on the same day and about the Gourmet Market Central Station in the city of Tilburg in the south of the Netherlands.

Furthermore, Jaeger-LeCoultre, the watch brand is opening a pop-up café in Manhattan and you were able to take a special ride on the Ferris wheel in Vienna last weekend. With the introduction of Apartments by Marriott BonvoyTM, Marriott International, Inc. they announced its expansion into apartment-style accommodations and a link to an article about the recently developed intelligent order management system TouchKitchen.

The Dutch restaurant chain ‘De Beren’ launches ‘Taste the Excitement’ World Cup campaign and Brewdog scores its own goal with ‘anti-sponsorship’ ads for World Cup Qatar.

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