Ghost kitchen chain Casper from Belgium is going to expand to the Netherlands

20-4-2022

  • Casper oprichters Peter Van Praet, Matthias Laga & Zhong XuCasper oprichters Peter Van Praet, Matthias Laga & Zhong Xu

Casper, the fast-growing ghost kitchen chain in Belgium, announced it has raised €5 million in a Series A financing led by Amsterdam-based Slingshot Ventures, in partnership with serial entrepreneurs Zhong Xu & Jan Hollez (Deliverect) and Jürgen Ingels (Smartfin).

With this injection Casper will expand to various locations in the Netherlands (The Hague, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Utrecht), France (Lille) in the third quarter of this year and Luxembourg will follow in the fourth quarter. As of Q2 2024, Casper aims to have 50 international locations.

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citizenM begins building a hotel in the Metaverse

19-4-2022

  • citizenM becomes the first hospitality brand to buy property in The SandboxcitizenM becomes the first hospitality brand to buy property in The Sandbox

citizenM, the pioneer of affordable luxury hotels recently announced it will acquire a LAND site in The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, to begin building a hotel in the Metaverse. This endeavor signifies a new movement in hospitality, as citizenM will be the first ever hotel group to purchase LAND in The Sandbox.

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Trends we spotted | Week 15

15-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Canopy by Hilton Cannes RooftopCanopy by Hilton Cannes Rooftop
  • Nahkauf BOX by REWE in PettstadtNahkauf BOX by REWE in Pettstadt
  • Cookright coffee by Miso RoboticsCookright coffee by Miso Robotics
  • Fotocredit: KAVB/VidiPhotoTulpen mozaïek bij Kasteel Terworm -credit: KAVB/VidiPhoto
  • terrassen festival Almere -VidiPhototerrassen festival Almere -VidiPhoto

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 the CookRight Coffee product line, the coffee robot that Miso Robotics is testing at stores of Panera. And the mobil ordering platform for the food industry Choco connects restaurant kitchens directly with suppliers to more easily order and manage their inventory.

Here in the Netherlands the world horticultural exhibition Floriade Expo 2022 opened and it’s located near the city of Almere where you will be able to enjoy a terraces festival. And in the south a tulip mosaic of a wine bottle and wine glass is in full bloom at the gardens of Terworm Castle.

The supermarket chain REWE’s in Germany brings with their unmanned concept ‘nahkauf BOX’ or ‘walk in store’ fresh groceries to rural Germany. And Walt Disney World in Florida earmarks 80 acres for new affordable housing development for staff and the general public.

Accor is enhancing it loyalty program All-Accor live limitless with a new range of experiences in partnership with Fever, the leading global live-entertainment discovery platform. And Hilton’s lifestyle category hotels pipeline is expected to more than double over the next decade.

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P.Pole Pizza serves skate-board shaped pizza

15-4-2022

  • Giulia Carniato, Founder of P.POLE PIZZAGiulia Carniato, Founder of P.POLE PIZZA
  • The skate-board shaped pizza of P.POLE PIZZAThe skate-board shaped pizza of P.POLE PIZZA

P.Pole Pizza in Miami serves dynamic freestyle pizza in the shape of a skate-board! And they put your pizza passion to the test as you create your own pie to please your taste buds. Their reimagined pizza is the answer to finding pies which cater to gluten free and organic tastes with a vast array of flavors and options. They recently opened a new restaurant at 701 Washington Avenue in South Beach Miami just steps away from the ocean and sand.

We love the idea of the skate-board shaped pizza and the fact that the guests can freestyle their own pizza, there are three choices of dough, plus five sauces and over 30 toppings to choose from! As they say, it’s not your old-school pizzeria.

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Orancello by De Jongens van Oud West | The alternative to limoncello

14-4-2022

  • De Jongens van Oud West - Rick Taks, Joeri van Dongen en Bart van den HeijkantDe Jongens van Oud West - Rick Taks, Joeri van Dongen en Bart van den Heijkant
  • Orancello van De Jongens van Oud WestOrancello van De Jongens van Oud West
  • Orancello van De Jongens van Oud WestOrancello van De Jongens van Oud West
  • Orancello van De Jongens van Oud WestOrancello van De Jongens van Oud West
  • Orancello van De Jongens van Oud WestOrancello van De Jongens van Oud West

Orancello is made with orange peels instead of lemon peels, resulting in a fresh-sweet liqueur that is perfect for cozy evenings or as a drink in the sun. The orancello of De Jongens van Oud West is characterized by quality and an accessible character.

In this article a recipe for Oud West Finest, a cocktail with orancello and a link to recipes for an Orancello Cosmopolitan, an Oud West orange mimosa and a Mister Orange.

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HOLYSHOT Ginger Turmeric Pineapple | The golden spice

14-4-2022

  • HOLYSHOT Ginger Turmeric PineappleHOLYSHOT Ginger Turmeric Pineapple

HOLYSHOT expands its range of organic juice shots with a new 0.75L bottle with as taste Ginger Turmeric Pineapple. Are you looking for an easy way to enjoy a delicious juice shot every day? Then try this HOLYSHOT Ginger Turmeric Pineapple. It gives you a refreshing and delicious boost with a subtle ginger kick, perfect for any time of day!

The pure nature, healthy shots are becoming more and more popular and we are seeing them more and more in coffee shops and breakfast and lunch restaurants! We tasted this organic drink packed with vitamins and without added sugars and almost everybody said that it tasted healthy with a fresh acidity and slightly bitter aftertaste!  

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Hutten and the Sign Language Coffee Bar join forces in the Netherlands

12-4-2022

  • Bas de Ruiter (links) en Drees Peter van den Bosch credits: Alwin van WijngaardenBas de Ruiter (links) en Drees Peter van den Bosch credits: Alwin van Wijngaarden

Hutten and the Sign Language Coffee Bar have entered into an exclusive collaboration in order to recruit more Gebaaristas, a self-created word in Dutch meaning a sign-ista (a hearing-impaired barista). The Sign Language Coffee Bar employs hearing-impaired baristas. The partnership is in line with Hutten’s policy to employ people with a distance to the labour market. “We both work from an intrinsic motivation to look at people’s talents instead of their limitations,” says Peter van den Bosch, general manager of Hutten.

Are you deaf or hearing-impaired, able to speak sign language and would you like to work as a Gebaarista? You could contact them or take a look at their vacanciesYou can find the Sign Language Coffee Bar in several places in the Netherlands. Would you like to know more? Read this article or take a look at their website!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 14

12-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Selfridges | The world's first department store to serve New-Meat™ within its restaurantsSelfridges | The world's first department store to serve New-Meat™ within its restaurants
  • Bird Brewery plants 100,000 treesBird Brewery plants 100,000 trees
  • Theekopers Betjeman & Barton in AmsterdamTheekopers Betjeman & Barton in Amsterdam
  • Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring Summer 2022Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring Summer 2022
  • NOCCO Mango Del SolNOCCO Mango Del Sol

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 new series ‘Definitive and Doable’ on the website of Fine Dining Lovers. Great for foodies: in this series they show some very exciting recipes. And the James Bond’s studios at Pinewood are opening to the public in the UK  

In 2019 the Dutch Bird Brewery started planting trees for every liter of their beer sold, recently the reached their goal: 100.000 trees. And the Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring/Summer 2022.

New-Meat pioneer, Redefine Meat, recently announced that Selfridges London is the world’s first department store to feature New-Meat as part of its in-store dining experience. And D-Drinks starts selling a second taste of the NOCCO drinks – Mango Del Sol in the Netherlands.

 San Francisco-based MeliBio has found a way to make honey that doesn’t require bees, bee free honey! And the French tea merchants Betjeman & Barton now also has a shop in the Jan Evertsenstaat in Amsterdam.

In Toulouse, France a retired A380 jet will be transformed into a luxury hotel with 31 rooms and a grand suite on the flight deck. An in Paris you can buy a box of ‘naughty waffles’ for Easter from La Quequetterie.

KFC Australia opened the first KFC fine dining degustation pop-up restaurant with a delicious 11-courses menu. Great idea for the opening of a fast food restaurant! And a special arrangement ‘Steal the Suite’ at the Prince Hotel in Melbourne from April 5th – May 31st!

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Food Fighters Universe | The first NFT-backed restaurant group

11-4-2022

  • Food Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen and Kevin Seo. credits Evan LancasterFood Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen and Kevin Seo. credits Evan Lancaster
  • Food Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen, Phillip Huynh and Kevin Seo with advisory team member Bun B. credits Evan LancasterFood Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen, Phillip Huynh and Kevin Seo with advisory team member Bun B. credits Evan Lancaster
  • Food Fighters Universe Mascot "Pete Za".Food Fighters Universe Mascot "Pete Za".
  • The Food Fighters Universe team in Los Angeles on March 30, 2022, during NFTLA. Credits Evan LancasterThe Food Fighters Universe team in Los Angeles on March 30, 2022, during NFTLA. Credits Evan Lancaster

Andy Nguyen and Kevin Seo, the foodpreneurs behind the world’s first Bored Ape restaurant, Bored & Hungry, recently announced Food Fighters Universe (FFU), an NFT collection that will connect food and Web3. Launching in May, FFU will be a collection of 10,000 unique tokens on the ETH (Ethereum) blockchain. Each purchase will help to develop the world’s first NFT-backed restaurant group, focused on building gathering places in real life (IRL) and the metaverse, while offering utility and experiences for Food Fighters NFT holders. “I saw the Web3 space as a way to fix those problems and save the restaurant industry.” – Andy Nguyen.

Although we don’t see exactly what Andy Nguyen means with saving the restaurant industry, it’s an interesting development. They opened Bored & Hungry last Saturday and the 10,000 tokens will give members access to special events, rewards, and other perks. In January 2022 we wrote about the exclusive Flyfish Club, which is expected to open in New York City in 2023. A membership card for this exclusive club and restaurant is an NFT purchased with cryptocurrency.

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Claridge’s Afternoon Tea at the Maybourne Beverly Hills

11-4-2022

  • Claridges Afternoon Tea ResidencyClaridges Afternoon Tea Residency
  • Claridges Afternoon Tea ResidencyClaridges Afternoon Tea Residency

For the first time in its 150 year history, Claridge’s legendary afternoon tea will be served outside of its Mayfair home, and will take residency at sister hotel The Maybourne Beverly Hills – the first American property from Maybourne Hotel Group. Guests will enjoy the traditional British teatime ritual, but with playful twists in true Maybourne spirit, that will reflect the flavours of California and the vibrancy of the destination. Presented on the LA hotel’s sweeping outdoor garden terrace, guests will enjoy this alfresco service surrounded by a white jacketed team, a fragrant garden of wild flowers, accompanied by the sounds of a grand piano.

Although it doesn’t sound like a trend, we love the idea of being able to enjoy a real British Afternoon Tea in another place. Would you go to a Dutch hotel if they would for example serve the delicious Claridge’s scones and their British style sandwiches? Or any of the Afternoon Tea’s we wrote about? We think collaborations like this could work at many more destinations!

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Rococo des Fleurs | Gastronomy Extravaganza

8-4-2022

  • Rococo des FleursRococo des Fleurs
  • Rococo des Fleurs - Ron Blaauw - credits Mark KoolenRococo des Fleurs - Ron Blaauw - credits Mark Koolen
  • Rococo des Fleurs - Dennis HuwaëRococo des Fleurs - Dennis Huwaë
  • Rococo des Fleurs - Hans van WoldeRococo des Fleurs - Hans van Wolde
  • Rococo des Fleurs - Iris Hond and DJ Berber EshaRococo des Fleurs - Iris Hond and DJ Berber Esha
  • Rococo des Fleurs - DJ Hans StroeveRococo des Fleurs - DJ Hans Stroeve
  • Rococo des Fleurs - DJ PropulsiveRococo des Fleurs - DJ Propulsive

On May 13, 14 and 15, pop-up restaurant ‘Rococo des Fleurs’ will open its doors. An exclusive culinary, colourful experience styled by master florist Menno Kroon. In his ‘Oranjerie’ – hidden between the orchards of Cothen in the province of Utrecht – some of the best Michelin-starred chefs of the Netherlands, Ron Blaauw, Dennis Huwaë and Hans van Wolde will create ‘the taste of seduction’ pop-up dinners. Concert pianist Iris hond will enrapture guests with her grand piano music and a number of international club DJs will lace the evening with modern jazz, lounge and deep house. Rococo des Fleurs partner Bentley Leusden will facilitate pick-up & drop-off of guests.

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RoboBurger | The world’s first robot burger chef in a vending machine

7-4-2022

  • RoboBurger, the World's First Robot Burger Chef in a Vending Machine Format, Launches NationallyRoboBurger, the World's First Robot Burger Chef in a Vending Machine Format, Launches Nationally
  • RoboBurger, the World's First Robot Burger Chef in a Vending Machine Format, Launches NationallyRoboBurger, the World's First Robot Burger Chef in a Vending Machine Format, Launches Nationally

RoboBurger, the world’s first fully autonomous robotic burger chef, recently launched with a ribbon cutting at the Newport Centre, a Simon Mall in Jersey City, NJ. This restaurant in miniature cooks restaurant-quality freshly grilled burgers from scratch, and it will soon be heading to airports, malls, colleges, offices, factories, and military bases across the country.

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The Queen’s Ball | The Bridgerton Experience in Los Angeles

7-4-2022

  • Netflix's The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience + credits Frederico ImperialeNetflix's The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience + credits Frederico Imperiale
  • Netflix's The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience + credits Frederico ImperialeNetflix's The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience + credits Frederico Imperiale
  • Netflix's The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience + credits Frederico ImperialeNetflix's The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience + credits Frederico Imperiale
  • Netflix's The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience + credits Frederico ImperialeNetflix's The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience + credits Frederico Imperiale
  • Netflix's The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience + credits Frederico ImperialeNetflix's The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience + credits Frederico Imperiale

The Bridgerton Experience is a 90-minute immersive experience that started March 24 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles and will continue through the Summer. An event that will be the talk of the town and mark the beginning of the much anticipated social season. Guests will be transported to England’s Regency-era London for a live concert by a string quartet playing Bridgerton’s memorable soundtrack. Alongside the music, attendees will interact with high society aristocratic characters to relive and participate in much-loved moments from Netflix and Shondaland’s hit series.

For fans of the Netflix series Bridgerton: if you’re traveling to the Los Angeles area, you could immerse yourself in the Bridgerton world… But they also invite you to visit the experience in Chicago, Washington DC and Montréal.  The only requirement is that you need to be 21+ of age with a valid ID.

 

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Diego’s Burgers| Plant-based Chef’s Table pop-up at DGTL festival

5-4-2022

  • Diego's Burgers verzorgt een plant-based chefs table op DGTL festivalDiego's Burgers verzorgt een plant-based chefs table op DGTL festival
  • Diego's Burgers verzorgt een plant-based chefs table op DGTL festivalDiego's Burgers verzorgt een plant-based chefs table op DGTL festival
  • Diego's Burgers verzorgt een plant-based chefs table op DGTL festivalDiego's Burgers verzorgt een plant-based chefs table op DGTL festival

During the 8th edition of DGTL festival (16-17 April 2022) at the NDSM Docklands in Amsterdam, chef Diego Buik from Diego’s Burgers will provide an exclusive, fully plant-based Chef’s Table pop-up. This pop-up is made possible thanks to Beyond Meat, who will open a plant-based foodcourt together with Apenkooi events. Diego’s signature dish this day? The Smashed Burger, especially developed for DGTL. Think of a juicy plant-based patty, made of Beyond Meat mince, served on a bun with tomato, pickle, lollo bianco, Violife cheddar and of course a good burger sauce. Finger licking good and guilt-free for the  festival visitor with a great appetite.

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Win an overnight stay in the Marriott Bonvoy Suite of Dreams at Old Trafford

5-4-2022

  • Marriott Bonvoy Suite of Dreams, inspired by Marriott Hotels, overlooking Old Trafford StadiumMarriott Bonvoy Suite of Dreams, inspired by Marriott Hotels, overlooking Old Trafford Stadium

The Marriott Bonvoy Suite of Dreams brings fans to the heart of the action at Old Trafford with an exclusive behind the scenes experiences and the chance to take part in the first overnight stay at the stadium.

Marriott Bonvoy, along with Manchester United, one of the world’s most popular sports teams, are offering fans the chance to win the first-ever overnight stay at Old Trafford. One lucky fan and a guest will have the chance to wake up in the legendary football stadium on match day from the comfort of a suite transformed into a Marriott Hotels guest room overlooking the pitch.

Check out how you can be the lucky one!

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