Trends we spotted | Week 18

5-5-2017

  • Trends in het kort

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 HEMA’s new hospitality concept and a Ferrari-branded racetrack on top of a luxury cruise ship.

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FEBO canteen | Win a FEBO vending machine for your football club

4-5-2017

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  • #FEBOKANTINE
  • #FEBOKANTINE

FEBO is looking for the most fanatic football team in the Netherlands. The current football season is almost over, but FEBO is already preparing for all third halves of the coming season. Untill the 27th of May all Dutch football teams can enter a contest to win a real FEBO vending machine in their football canteen. Everyone from 12 years old can participate in the contest, which runs through Instagram. Check out the ad video at the end of the article.

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Green juice gummy bears | Made from green juices

4-5-2017

You must have eaten them before: gummy bears, candies in different colors, flavors and sizes. Now there’re also green juice gummy bears available on the market. Consuming one portion of these green juice gummy bears provide you with 20% of your daily needed amount of vitamins. We think that these gummy bears can be a great asset to sell at juice bars, health-food stores, vitamin stores, as welcome gift upon arrival in a hotel room or as goodnight sweet at the pillow. read more

Kellogg’s | Fine dining experience with cereals

3-5-2017

Kellogg’s® created a fine dining experience with cereals. At Kellogg’s NYC café and just for one night, select guests experienced an exclusive six-course tasting menu of recipes recreated with cereal from Kellogg’s. Chefs Mathew Peters, Travis Swikard and Harrison Turone recreated signature dishes of Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud with the use of Kellogg’s cereals. They were teammates at Team USA at the Bocuse d’or (which they won) and they all support Ment’or, a non-profit that inspires excellence in young culinary professionals. A great example of raising money for a good cause whilst in the meantime inspire all to reimagine the endless possibilities of cereal. read more

Yamagoya | Launches the raindrop cake in London

3-5-2017

From 15th May, Fah Sundravorakul, Co-Founder of Yamagoya, the ramen pop-up on Shaftsbury Avenue, will bring the Raindrop Cake to London for the first time, adding just 20 to the menu each day. Inspired by the cult Japanese dish, mizu shingen mochi and made in the shape of a water droplet, Yamagoya’s recipe has been carefully developed to produce a crystal clear cake, made from special agar powder which can only be found in Japan to give clarity and served with a sticky sweet molasses syrup (Kuromitsu) and kinako; roasted soybean flour for dipping. read more

Mama Makan | A modern interpretation of a Dutch-Indonesian Grand Café in Amsterdam

3-5-2017

  • Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Wouter van der Sar for concrete

Mama Makan is a contemporary Dutch-Indonesian Grand Café that seamlessly integrates with the hotel lobby, connecting travellers with the local residents and the historic context of the neighbourhood (the Plantage neighbourhood in Amsterdam). Mama Makan is a Grand Café that tells a story inspired by its origin with an identity based on pleasant discoveries during the journeys on the ancient trading routes. Responsible for the concept, interior design and the graphique design is concrete from Amsterdam. read more

Jarheads | Healthy lunch in glass jars

2-5-2017

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  • Jarheads
  • Jarheads
  • Jarheads
  • Jarheads
  • Jarheads

The motto of the Jarheads catering company from Mechelen in Belgium: ‘slow food, swiftly delivered’. They deliver healthy, organic meals in glass jars with recyclable cutlery. They started as a catering company but last summer they also opened a take-away / restaurant at the Lambermontplaats in Antwerp, where you can take away your jar or eat it. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 17

28-4-2017

  • Trends in het kort

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 a Big Green Egg BBQ Contest organized by FG Food Labs Rotterdam and Kwalitaria launches a new concept.

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Food Festivals | 10 Dutch food festivals that are specialized in one product

28-4-2017

  • Vissch Festival
  • Jenever Festival
  • Amsterdam Coffee Festival
  • Amsterdam Coffee Festival
  • Jenever Festival
  • Vissch Festival

Spring has arrived so let’s take a moment to look at this year’s upcoming food / drink festivals. Enjoying food, drinks, music together with friends whilst enjoying the nice weather. Because it’s a bit too much to make a list of 200 festivals this summer, we decided to make a list of 10 Dutch food festivals that are specialized in one product. read more

Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre | Sleep in a transparent air-bubble

28-4-2017

After last year’s ice-skating area and the curling sheet on the rooftop of the hotel this winter, Floor17 will organize something special again this spring: sleeping in a transparent air-bubble. From the 12th of May till the 10th of June you it’s possible to sleep under the stars on Floor17’s 85 meters high rooftop. The special hotel room is designed by popular online design brand MADE.com. It’s not only going to be a super romantic stay, but also a very stylish one. read more

Bello Limoncello | Limited edition with 50% alcohol to celebrate the kings 50th birthday

26-4-2017

Today we’re celebrating King’s Day! Our king is celebrating his birthday today with his family and everybody visiting Tilburg, a city in the south. But we’re partying in every city in the Netherlands, especially in Amsterdam! In honour of King Willem’s 50th birthday, Bello Limoncello launches a limited edition Limoncello with 50% alcohol. The 50% Bello is available at various locations in Amsterdam. read more

Van Wonderen Stroopwafels | Most enjoyable stroopwafel shop in the Netherlands

26-4-2017

A new stroopwafel shop will open soon at the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. A stroopwafel is a typical Dutch sweet made out of two thin layered waffles with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle. It’s not one of the stroopwafel shops we often spot in city centers. Van Wonderen Stroopwafels is going to be a ‘sweet’ paradise that, besides stroopwafels in different sizes and flavors, also is going to sell coffee and chocolate. The exact opening date is unknown but it’s definitely going to be a great one. The photos do speak for themselves. read more

CLR CFF | Colourless coffee in a bottle

26-4-2017

Clear Coffee or colourless coffee in a bottle, CLR CFF. Slovakians David and Adam Nagy came up with a solution to those awful coffee stains on your teeth: clear coffee. CLR CFF is made with high-quality Arabica coffee beans and pure water. It looks like water but is cold coffee. Might be a secret ingredient for coffee based cocktails! read more

A first in the bowling world | Bowling alley adjustable in height

26-4-2017

The patent has been requested last year by BCE Bowling and approved for a new form of bowling: a bowling alley that is adjustable in height. Interactive and elevated bowling alleys especially intended for the older bowlers. In May our colleagues from Van Spronsen & Partners hospitality consultancy will publish a whitepaper about facts and figures of the Dutch bowling world: ‘The bowling centre in the picture’. We’re already looking forward at the trends… read more

Subway’s Facebook Messenger ordering bot | Launched in the United States

25-4-2017

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  • Ordering 2 HT

Last week, Subway launched a bot for Facebook Messenger that allows guests to order sandwiches and salads from more than 26,500 Subway restaurants in the U.S. The first-of-its-kind sandwich ordering bot was announced at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference with Agilitee, one of Subway’s digital partners, and is the latest innovation from Subway® Digital. Guests can use Subway’s Facebook Messenger ordering bot to order a sandwich or salad, customize it with their favorite bread; cheese; vegetables; and sauce, to pay on any device that supports Messenger. The bot is the latest addition to the brand’s mobile order systems that includes web ordering and app ordering. read more

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