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  • 25Hours hotels: refreshingly different.

    Young and dynamic may not be the first words that come to mind with most hotels, but that’s how 25hours describe...

    Michaela KirschnerApril 17, 2019
  • WHAT’S HOT in Concepts & Food: The 2019 TREND GUIDE

    It almost seems like food these days is more about ethics than pleasure: Hip foodie lunchrooms are all about the sustainable,...

    Barbara Becker & Benjamin BrouërApril 15, 2019
  • From Waste to Taste

    Douglas McMaster: brilliant, uncompromising, uses a lot of superlatives. Also, kind of a rock star. His first restaurant, Silo, which opened...

    Ilona MarxApril 3, 2019
  • Its a kind of magic

    Forget about Harry Potter, because Anthony Sarpong has brought magic to the kitchen! The Ghanaian-German cook about his restaurant Anthony’s Kitchen...

    Sissy Rabl - Rolling PinApril 1, 2019
  • Working in Malmö

    Stronger together should probably be printed on the Swedish flag. Malmöers are calm and relaxed, and they approach every problem as...

    Kathrin Löffel - Rolling PinMarch 28, 2019
  • Food Emperor of the Middle Kingdom

    What André Chiang, beacon of gourmet Asian cuisine, thinks of Michelin stars; why chefs aren’t artists; and how Chiang’s long shadow...

    Lucas Palm - Rolling PinMarch 25, 2019

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  • 25Hours hotels: refreshingly different.

    Young and dynamic may not be the first words that come to mind with most hotels, but that’s how 25hours describe...

    ManagementMichaela KirschnerApril 17, 2019
  • WHAT’S HOT in Concepts & Food: The 2019 TREND GUIDE

    It almost seems like food these days is more about ethics than pleasure: Hip foodie lunchrooms are all about the sustainable,...

    ManagementBarbara Becker & Benjamin BrouërApril 15, 2019
  • Staff canteens need to be the heart of the company

    More and more company staff canteens nowadays are more than just a place where you can put food into your body...

    ManagementChristiane VargaApril 11, 2019
  • Making a splash

    Over the last ten years he has served everything from the sea except fish: How the chef and explorer Ángel...

    Leading HeadsSissy Rabl - Rolling PinApril 8, 2019
  • From Waste to Taste

    Douglas McMaster: brilliant, uncompromising, uses a lot of superlatives. Also, kind of a rock star. His first restaurant, Silo, which opened...

    ManagementIlona MarxApril 3, 2019
  • Food for Follows – Social media as a payment method

    Photos, shares, ratings, likes... it seems like nobody goes to a restaurant anymore without documenting it online. People sit there letting their food get cold while they snap the perfect pic of their plates. Those pics can benefit both them and...

  • On the hunt for the tastiest plate

    Competitions for young chefs are popping up everywhere these days, to the point that it’s almost hard to keep track of them all—let alone figure out which ones are really important. Hamburg? Milan? Las Vegas, maybe? How about a national competition,...

  • Cooking unplugged at full power: Christoph Brand

    Do you love music? Then you’re right on the nose with the flying cook Christoph Brand. Because the native of Hesse stirs his cooking spoon with even more passion with perfect sound. Classic chef training paired with enormous enthusiasm for high-quality...

  • The Alchemist

    Thomas A. Vilgis is a professor of theoretical physics at the Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research. He is also an avid hobby cook and an award-winning cookbook author specializing in molecular gastronomy. He advises top chefs on creating new dishes.

  • Algorithmically delicious-How food pairing takes flavor to the next level

    Chocolate with onions? Strawberries on burgers? Bananas with wheat beer? Food pairing uses databases and molecular chemistry to create combinations that don’t seem like they’d go together, but turn out to be spectacular new taste sensations.

  • From uni to the hotel: Combatting a skills shortage as a career changer

    Companies are getting creative when it comes to combatting the skills shortage. For example the British hotel brand, Premier Inn, which amongst other things simply invites applicants to castings instead of asking them to write complicated CVs and applications.

  • Internorga’s food trends study: Putting restaurant concepts under the microscope

    Street food? Insect burgers? Over the past few years, restaurant trends have been multiplying as rapidly as yeast cultures during fermentation. (We’ll tell you in a minute why we picked that particular analogy.)

  • Flavors of destiny

    Star chef Mauro Colagreco has been making huge culinary waves on the Côte d’Azur since 2006. His restaurant, Mirazur, breaks down borders to rewrite the book on Mediterranean cuisine. Destiny obviously had a hand in Mauro Colagreco’s career. His story almost...

  • My greatest mistake

    Even the greats of the industry don’t always do everything right. Here they tell you about their slip-ups and setbacks, what they learned from them and how they do it better today. This time: Selim Varol.

  • 25 Best Chefs of Instagram 2019

    Welcome to the Web’s culinary mecca! Instagram lets everyone from hobby cooks to Michelin-starred chefs give their followers a behind-the-scenes look at their kitchens. By dishing up bite-sized portions of “food porn”, brilliant gastronomic minds can expand their influence far beyond...

  • Mandating meat-free menus: has WeWork gone a step too far?

    Coworking giant WeWork has taken meat off the menu for its employees. Should other companies be following suit?

  • Aged to perfection

    Tender and delicious! Aging helps bring out the best in pork, beef, goat, and veal. Read on for a quick run-down of the best aging methods, a look at the microbiology behind the aging process, and an explanation of why aged...

  • Levelling up Turkish gastronomy

    Training and development center Gastronometro was founded three years ago with the goal of supporting and promoting Turkish gastronomy at home and around the world. Director Maximilian Thomae, the man behind the platform, explains what they’ve achieved so far and how...

  • Taste-testing alternative-protein burgers

    More and more people are trying to go meatless for health, environmental, or ethical reasons, but not all of them are willing to say goodbye to burgers — which is why there’s an entire industry working on alternatives to meat patties,...

  • Creative, more creative, most creative: Lukas Mraz

    Right now, Lukas Mraz’s official title is son. Specifically, he is a “son” in Mraz and Son, the Michelin-starred family restaurant he joined his father Markus at in 2017.

  • Say what? Voice assistant for restaurants?

    Soon, almost half of consumers will prefer using a voice assistant to a website. Elly Earls finds out why restaurants need to be ready.

  • Out-standing steak

    Standing is the new sitting, if these Japanese idea exporters have anything to say about it. Read on to find out how Ikinari has New York rising to its feet.

  • Killer from Manila

    From dishwasher to top chef: how shooting star and part-time ninja Bruce Ricketts is taking the capital of the Philippines by storm with his Japanese fusion food.

  • Legends: John Willard Marriott

    American Dream poster boy John Willard Marriott went from Farmer’s son to one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel chain, encompassing brands like St. Regis, Sheraton, Starwood, and Le Méridien.

  • Gordon Ramsay’s ex

    In 2017, Great Britain’s Queen of Cuisine stepped out of Gordon Ramsay’s shadow. Why Clare Smyth decided to go solo on her London restaurant, Core; the role potatoes play in her kitchen; and why horses nearly derailed her career.

  • Now serving: retail

    The hype is real! Wildly popular food blogs, creative new concepts everywhere you look... The restaurant industry can’t exactly complain about not getting enough attention these days. The retail industry knows it, too, and the rise of e-commerce has many retailers...

  • Dark kitchen – gastronomic revolutionaries

    Abandoned parking lots in the shadows of tall bridges, romantic industrial settings, skylines... is this really where the gastronomic revolution is going to happen? Here, among the shipping containers that blend harmoniously into the desolate landscape? Of course! The epicenter of...

  • Working in Mexico City

    Mexico, land of the Aztecs, has an incredibly diverse landscape, ranging from endless beaches and dense rainforests to massive gorges and spectacular mountains. The cuisine here is full of variety, too: cattle farms in the north, fish and seafood from the...

  • Slow food, fast

    Now serving: the future! Or at least that's what's happening in San Francisco and Berlin, where restaurateurs are using digital technology to kick their health-food places into overdrive.

  • “Chef life has gotten a lot easier”

    Architecture and shopping culture aren’t the only cutting-edge things about Dubai—it’s setting new food and beverage standards as well. Leading the charge is Steven Smalley, the UK native who joined the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah & Hilton The Walk hotel as its...

  • The restaurant-maker

    Kurt Stan Wolf Zdesar, Australian by birth and Austrian by heritage, is a concept junkie and a sure-fire bet when it comes to spectacular profits on the international restaurant scene.

  • How seriously is the shortage of skilled professionals affecting the fine-dining world?

    As a German TV chef, moderator, author, entrepreneur, wife, and mother, Cornelia Poletto always has a lot on her plate. After closing her Michelin-starred restaurant in Hamburg in 2011 and opening the CORNELIA POLETTO, she expanded her universe even further: with...

  • Star collector & kitchen revolutionary: Tim Raue

    In Germany’s culinary high society, the best example of a career that defines all expectations is probably Tim Raue’s. Raue grew up on the mean streets of Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, and his youth was more about throwing down than dishing up—...

  • New Survey: Gen Y trends that are driving tomorrow’s dining economy

    Results from a new survey, which was conducted online in October 2018 by YouGov and sponsored by Planday, reveal three key drivers that Gen Y (Millennials born between 1980 and 2000) indicate will shape the restaurant sector of tomorrow.

  • Vision vs. reason? Having a vision is always a risk…

    Restaurants open, restaurants close. It’s the Circle of Life in the gastronomy world. But how come some places thrive for decades, and others fall apart after a few months? A 2005 Ohio State Univeristy study analyzed the situation in the USA,...

  • Gastronomy pro Mirco Kurreck’s tips for the F&B future

    Besides being RATIONAL AG’s resident F&B expert, Mirco Kurreck also lectures at the IST School of Management in Dusseldorf... so KTCHNrebel obviously wanted to pump him for as much information as possible. We asked him about the current trends in the...

  • A man and his chicken

    Even today, harland david sanders is still smiling at his customers: his laughing face is the trademark of kentucky fried chicken. How Sanders got his “colonel” title and made his first million.

  • The perfectionist: André Chiang

    Two Michelin stars, a spot on the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, countless other international awards... and now chef André Chiang can add the Diner’s Club Lifetime Achievement Award to his ever-growing resume.

  • Off-Road Cooking

    Chef is more than a career—it’s almost like a personal brand. Chefs are food experts, organizational geniuses, artists, and revolutionaries, all rolled into one. When everyone else has gone home for the day, they’re hitting their stride, adrenalin coursing through their...

  • Going whole hog

    From nose to tail: a chef with a sense of responsibility is the best thing that can ever happen to a pig. Plus: this little piggy went to market...

  • Massive Respect

    A creative force of nature in the kitchen: Ryan Clift, mastermind and head chef at Singapore's Tippling Club, combines genius and madness more skillfully than anyone else around.

  • Four foodservice trends for 2019

    Technology, sustainability and convenience are set to be the foodservice buzzwords for 2019, as Elly Earls discovers.

  • Countdown to zero

    For a long time, the Silo in Brighton was the lonely pioneer on the zero-waste restaurant scene. Now, a paradigm shift is finally on the horizon. 

  • Working in Singapore

    Impulsive, challenging, many-faceted: it's no wonder people call Singapore a melting pot of trends. Here, any ex-pats willing to work can try their hand at new things, ride the gastronomy wave, and discover extraordinary and innovative ideas.

  • The high-tech playground

    A new workspace has just opened its doors in San Francisco: an experimental playground for fans of high-tech cooking.

  • Getting connected

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has huge potential to transform the foodservice sector. Elly Earls finds out how.

  • Scary beautiful, damn delicious. Dessert illusions of chef Ben Churchill

    Appetising is something else and nevertheless the food illusionist Ben Churchill’s dessert creations are the most trendy you can possibly make out of sugar. No other chefs play so virtuously with the combination of sight and taste, with the "ick" factor,...

  • Rise of the robots

    Robot restaurants are hitting the headlines everywhere from China to the US. Elly Earls finds out whether chefs should be worried.

  • A trend that’ll make you smile: Healthy hedonism

    This trend was a long time coming. Haven’t we all spoiled our own fun often enough trying to eat healthy? Nibbling on carrots, counting calories, tallying points, watching our weight. We’ve all done it, whether we’re nine, nineteen or ninety. Women...

  • Ultra-personalization: the next big thing?

    A restaurant brand in the UK can tailor your dinner to your DNA profile. Elly Earls finds out whether this is the future of foodservice. Personalization is something we’ve come to expect as standard in the quick service sector, particularly in...

  • Kimbal Musk: Geek chef

    How microchips are revolutionizing American cuisine. When most people hear the name “Musk”, they think of Elon, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX. Kimbal Musk is involved in his brother’s businesses, and has a similar penchant for all things digital, but he...

  • Face off

    What’s it like to eat inside a giant weaving loom? Better than any place else, at least if you're in the mood for Nikkei cuisine, which Albert Adrià and Peruvian chef Jorge Muñoz have created a European home for in Barcelona.

  • No mediocrity

    The truth lies somewhere in the middle. That’s the maxim Hendrik Otto cooks by at the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer—and the results are proof that balance has nothing to do with mediocrity.

  • Pixel pasta: will 3D food printers revolutionize the restaurant industry?

    The room is bathed in soft pink light; the few chairs are lit up in green from underneath. Geometric shapes float past on the walls. It’s not garish, but it’s very futuristic - sort of a combination spaceship-laboratory thing. Diners are...

  • Tableside circus

    Nitrogen clouds! Jets of flame! Send that carrot through the grinder! Tableside cooking is experiencing a comeback, but is it added value or just cheap razzle-dazzle?

  • The new era can officially begin

    The 25hours hotel chain is opening a new location in Paris, marking its first venture outside of the German-speaking world. CEO Christoph Hoffmann discusses future expansion plans and what a company can do to preserve its own “DNA”.

  • You’re the wurst!

    An American classic is getting a makeover in Berlin: Björn Swanson’s THE DAWG is taking hot dogs to new culinary heights.

  • The new incan gold – Peruvian cuisine: from blue corn to jungle fish

    Peruvian food? Isn’t that just guinea pig and ceviche? Well, those, too. But there’s a lot more to it than that... which is why Peruvian fare has become such a big thing in the culinary world. Peruvian restaurants are popping up...

  • Front of House vs. Back of House

    Is the divide for real? Anyone who’s ever worked in a restaurant knows about that eternal divide between kitchen and service. No, not the pass. It’s more of an invisible barrier, a sense of two worlds colliding, almost like they’re two...

  • Culinary schools: shortcuts to kitchen paradise? 

    Culinary schools can set you back between $10,000 and $100,000, which is pretty intense considering that the average cook barely makes $10 an hour to start off. Even so, more and more young people are applying for hotly contested spots at...

  • Artificial food and dairy substitutes – Comfort food from the science lab

    New York, the not-too-distant future: gray smog lingers over the streets of an overpopulated city. The world’s natural resources are practically gone; precious water and food are astronomically expensive. While the majority of the impoverished populace struggles every day to find...

  • F&B – fit for the future

    An interview with Jan Smeets, Recipe for Concept. Restaurant & Bar Concept Development. The Dutchman is one of the most experienced concept developers in the entire industry—he’s been working in the gastro industry since 20 years and as a concept consultant...

  • Food waste: enough is enough!

    Every year, somewhere along the road from farms to processing plants, restaurants, and households, 1.3 billion tons of food wind up in the trash rather than in our stomachs. It’s an astonishing and thought-provoking statistic — think of the valuable environmental...

  • How sustainable is your menu?

    Consumers are more aware than ever about the impact their food choices have on the planet, but are chefs delivering them the information they require?

  • My name is Albert Adria

    In 2013, Albert Adrià was considered one of the most underrated chefs in the world. As the visionary behind elBulli, once considered the world's greatest restaurant, his older brother, Ferran Adrià, cast a long shadow. How - Albert is giving their...

  • Feed the feed – Instagram for restaurants

    Instagram is fast becoming an indispensable part of the marketing mix for restaurateurs. Elly Earls finds out how to get it right. 69% of Millennial diners take a photograph of their food before eating it, with 30% saying they wouldn’t go...

  • Six tips for beating skilled staff shortages

    It’ll all be okay... but how? Contrary to what you might think from the atmosphere in the culinary world, the industry isn’t actually on the brink of an apocalypse. We need to get past the myth that it’s all miserable cooks, waiters,...

  • Full house, empty kitchens?

    Miami? Tokyo? London? Or how about Munich? Mike is proud and happy. He’s just been released into the wild, with a degree from a top German culinary school in his pocket, and now the world is waiting to welcome him with...

  • Working in Bizkaia

    The mountains at your back, the Atlantic in front of you, and a food-and-gastronomy freak’s paradise in between. Welcome to living and working in Bizkaia. Read on to discover some of the most exciting new ideas in the region, along with...

  • Aquaponics: symbiotic habitats for food of the future

    Diners at Sollo shake their heads in wonder as the sun dips below the horizon on Spain’s southern Mediterranean coastline. It’s only partly because of the view, though—the real spectacle here is on the ceramic plates on this side of the...

  • Bugs, not bunny: how insects are revolutionizing gastronomy

    Bangkok: a small restaurant tucked away in a back courtyard. Dark facade, bronze nameplate, metal window shutters. Inside, it’s all high ceilings and vintage-industrial charm, with dark wood bathed in oversized lights and a random assortments of chairs dotting a landscape...