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  • ManagementLiz Cooley - FCSISeptember 21, 2020
    Cutting plastic out of the kitchen

    Leading the way in the foodservice fight against single-use plastic. Plastic. The once wonder material offering countless benefits is now increasingly vilified in the court of public opinion. And perhaps rightly so. With just 9% of all the plastic ever produced...

  • Chef's LifeRomilly Leech - FCSISeptember 17, 2020
    The meat of the matter

    Carrie Chan CEO of Avant Meats discusses the science behind the most sustainable and energy efficient alternative to meat production: cultivated meat. In 2015, businesswoman Carrie Chan went vegan. Soon after, she realized that the threats to the planet posed by...

  • Kitchen 4.xChristoph KristandlSeptember 15, 2020
    Urban food: How agriculture is becoming an urban economic system

    In the future, food production will move closer to consumers – right into cities, supermarkets and restaurants. It doesn't get fresher or more local than this!

  • Chef's LifeLiz Cooley - FCSISeptember 10, 2020
    Just what the doctor ordered

    How one Illinois food hall is serving up not just a great variety of food, but unique opportunities for female and minority-owned businesses. Offering a delicious array of flavors all under one roof, with the ease and comfort of a communal...

  • InnovatorsIlona MarxSeptember 7, 2020
    Lots new in the North

    For many centuries, surviving a long Nordic winter in Finland was something you had to be prepared for – those who did not take proper precautions were in for it. Collecting, drying, pickling, salting and fermenting were therefore an essential part...

  • ManagementFalstaff ProfiSeptember 4, 2020
    What will travel be like during the days of Corona?

    The effects of the Corona crisis on the hotel and tourism industry are becoming increasingly obvious and tangible. mrp hotels knows what should be taken into account for the summer. The Covid-19 pandemic imposes new requirements on hotels. How long these...

  • ManagementHeike LucasSeptember 2, 2020
    Expert Summit Hotel & Marine: high flying for inquisitive minds

    Business is booming, the place is the talk of the town, sales are steady and there is plenty left over by the end of the day.  Yes, this is all happening despite the days of Corona. You can do this in...

  • ManagementLiz Cooley - FCSIAugust 27, 2020
    Practical guidance for how restaurant operators can bounce back

    We take a look at the key considerations for restaurants as they reopen. As restrictions lift in countries around the world, bars, restaurants and cafes are once again serving guests with, not just great food, but the opportunity to break bread...

  • InnovatorsTina Nielsen - FCSIAugust 24, 2020
    British chef Ben Tish on his most personal project yet

    On the back of the successful opening of his most recent restaurant, Norma in central London, Ben Tish is keeping very busy indeed.

  • ManagementNicola Afchar-Negad - FalstaffAugust 18, 2020
    Restaurant 4.0: affective hospitality

    The restaurant of the future, or 4.0 as it were, is the subject of trend research, competitions and wild speculation. KTCHNrebel took a "seat" in the digital classroom and checked out what is going on.

  • Chef's LifeLucas Palm - Rolling PinAugust 13, 2020
    The New age of food – How is convenience created?

    How is convenience created? What really matters during production? We offer an exclusive look behind the scenes in this industry, which was so forward-looking in the days of Corona, and let you know what ghost kitchens, roasting lines and meat cubers...

  • ManagementLiz Cooley - FCSIAugust 11, 2020
    A flexible approach to foodservice

    How social distancing and capacity limits, along with consumer confidence and footfall, have implications for the overall food-to-go environment

  • InnovatorsLiz Cooley - FCSIAugust 7, 2020
    From social media to a socially distanced new food experience

    How one UK restaurant business, started by YouTube star Mikey Pearce, has embraced the concept of dark kitchens as a way forward in the restrictive landscape of Covid-19.

  • ManagementMaria-Jacoba Geremus - FalstaffAugust 5, 2020
    Contactless comeback

    The hotel industry has practically come to a standstill due to the global Covid 19 lockdown. But what strategies can be used to make a comeback that does justice to employees and guests? In a recently published study, the Fraunhofer Institute...

  • ManagementHeike LucasAugust 3, 2020
    A glance into the culinary crystal ball: Hanni Rützler’s Food Report

    A look back: In many ways, Hanni Rützler's Food Report is a lot like Santa Claus: you can hardly wait to see what goodies are in store for you. This year Rützler surprised us yet again by offering up a new...

  • InnovatorsMaria-Jacoba Geremus - FalstaffJuly 30, 2020
    Better Beds

    A good night's sleep should be the main hallmark of any hotel. KTCHNrebel spoke with sleep expert Jens Rosenbaum and hoteliers about sleeping, lying comfort and what you can do to ensure sound sleeping.

  • ManagementLucas Palm - Rolling PinJuly 28, 2020
    The future is now!

    In an exclusive interview, Harry Gatterer, Managing Director of the "Zukunftsinstitut" reveals how Corona has changed the working world forever - and why the gastronomy industry may be headed for a battle in the trenches...

  • ManagementLiz Cooley - FCSIJuly 24, 2020
    Stay in or take away?

    As the foodservice industry adapts in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, Rational invites experts from across the industry to share their insights on how to achieve growth in the food-to-go market.

  • ManagementHeike LucasJuly 22, 2020
    How to become an outstanding brand for hospitality

    Edward Francis ditched his A levels to learn more about food, wine, design, branding and all the other ingredients of an unforgettable hospitality experience. In 2015 he felt good enough to set up his Rebel Agency and gradually evolved his business...

  • Chef's LifeIlona MarxJuly 20, 2020
    Bauhaus for restauranteurs

    René Redzepi’s already written history. Now he’s moving on to textbooks. Noma revolutionized Scandinavian cuisine by drawing inspiration from a Swedish Army survival handbook; now its owner has his eyes on a very different prize. In 2011, seeking new ways to...

  • ManagementMichael Pech - Falstaff ProfiJuly 16, 2020
    Hygiene is now more important than ever

    Will the industry have to adjust its hygiene standards in the future? KTCHNrebel asked a hospital cook, a hygienist and a disinfectant manufacturer – in other words, those who really need to be in the know – about what "optimal" hygiene...

  • ManagementIlona MarxJuly 6, 2020
    The entire world on an island – Reffen Street Food

    Street food is all the rage. Since Copenhagen is a gastronomic hot spot, one of the most notable examples is Reffen – Northern Europe's largest street food market, which opened its doors here in May 2018.

  • ManagementLiz Cooley - FCSIJune 30, 2020
    Lockdown, stock and barrel

    We take a look at the impact of coronavirus on the European supply chain and how food and beverage producers are adapting now the lockdown is lifting. Lockdown has severely impacted the foodservice industry, with many businesses, including countless restaurants and...

  • ManagementJacquetta Picton - FCSIJune 25, 2020
    Hospitality is ready to serve

    As the foodservice world opens up in a post-pandemic era, we take a look at what customers, venturing out after months in lockdown, can expect to experience across the globe.

  • InnovatorsIsabell KniefJune 22, 2020
    Eduard Xatruch: pushing the limits of the imaginable

    Just sit back and let the adventure come to you - an evening at Eduard Xatruch’s restaurant is like a trip to the movies, minus the stale popcorn.

  • ManagementJon Horsley - FCSIJune 18, 2020
    Allergens in foodservice: the state of play

    Before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, European hospitality had begun to focus increasingly on allergens and food safety across Europe. But as Jon Horsley discovers, there will still be some way to go to eliminate risk for diners when the shutdown is...

  • Chef's LifeKTCHNrebel editorial teamJune 15, 2020
    20 Best Chefs on Instagram 2020

    Underdogs and top stars, hobby and professional gourmets: They all cavort on Instagram. Instagram connects gourmets across kitchen and country borders. This year, the gastronomic community is provided with highlights from all over the world, expanding culinary horizons and triggering food...

  • ManagementHeike LucasJune 10, 2020
    How will news be spread around the world?

    On the 5th of May RATIONAL, world market leader concerning the topic of combi-steamers, presented its latest model: the iCombi Pro. For the first time exclusively online. KTCHNrebel interviewed Michael Fink, Executive Vice President Marketing, who has been working with RATIONAL...

  • Kitchen 4.xChristiane VargaJune 8, 2020
    Let’s connect! Food transparency through blockchain

    Recent food-related scandals (horse meat lasagna, anyone?) as well as increased health and ethics awareness have made many consumers realize just how little they actually know about many of the foods they eat. Now, the demand for transparency is growing -...

  • ManagementJon Horsley - FCSIJune 4, 2020
    Protect to serve – the issue of kitchen safety

    In light of cases of kitchen workers suing high-profile restaurants for injuries sustained on the job, Jon Horsley talks to foodservice professionals about how to ensure best practices for safer workplaces are in place for when the Covid-19 shutdown is lifted

  • ManagementIlona MarxJune 2, 2020
    From one, everyone learns

    A city is writing gastronomic history. While in other parts of the world the clocks continue to tick at their usual pace, in Copenhagen the future already seems to have arrived. Apparently, the Danish capital offers an ideal breeding ground for...

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerMay 27, 2020
    Pandemic of ideas for restaurants

    The new rules spoil pleasure and enjoyment? No Way! Gastro-Professionals worldwide show us: True hospitality can survive this crisis and hygiene measures don’t need to be an obstacle. Some restaurants in this list have been using these concepts for decades -...

  • Chef's LifeIlona MarxMay 25, 2020
    Raw desire

    A health food deli is shaking things up on the Florentine culinary scene. #RAW, in the up-and-coming Santo Spirito district, breathes new life into traditional Italian fare.

  • ManagementHeike LucasMay 20, 2020
    The order of the day: New hygiene standards in the hotel

    Gradually the hotels are opening their doors again - following new rules. While in the past shaking hands, mini-bar and a well-filled breakfast buffet were a sign of appreciation for the guest, in the days of Covid-19, this has now changed....

  • ManagementAdam O’ConnorMay 18, 2020
    Zoom in to the New Work dangers for caterers

    What do you mean return to work? I’ve been at work for the last 6 weeks, I was just using my home office. As I sat on one of my clients Zoom calls this week I could understand the perspective, although...

  • ManagementHeike LinnarzMay 14, 2020
    China as a blueprint – What’s after the crisis?

    Who needs adventure anymore? Europe is loosening the lock down a little more every day and it is already clear that nothing will ever be the same again. But how will it be? Nobody can say that for sure, but you...

  • ManagementTina Nielsen - FCSIMay 12, 2020
    Foodservice in a post-pandemic world

    As countries around the world start to emerge from lockdown, restaurants have to face up to the challenges imposed by Covid-19. Tina Nielsen speaks to chefs and consultants about how the restaurant landscape is likely to change and what it means...

  • ManagementHeike LucasMay 5, 2020
    What does the food service world look like after Corona?

    One part of the world has almost made it, the other is still in the middle of it - the Corona crisis leaves no one untouched. In the last few weeks no stone has been left unturned anywhere, the world has...

  • ManagementIlona MarxApril 30, 2020
    From 90 to 250 meals: Against the crisis with luxury delivery service

    Only a few months ago, at the end of 2019, Eric Menchon of Le Moissonnier in Cologne was named "Chef of the Year" by the editorial staff of "Feinschmecker". Four months after the turn of the year, nothing is the same...

  • ManagementNicola Afchar-Negad - Falstaff PROFIApril 27, 2020
    Coffee-Company

    We have already heard about the idea of coworking, which is something like a patchwork office. However, more and more hotels – and in US, also restaurants – are offering up their tables to digital nomads.

  • Chef's LifeAlexandra Gorsche - Falstaff PROFIApril 23, 2020
    Hemp – A crash course

    Ostrasized or valued? The consensus is in: the potential of this plant has not yet been fully tapped. One of the oldest  crops in the world, hemp has always been cultivated and used by civilizations in many different ways.

  • ManagementLiz Cooley - FCSIApril 21, 2020
    Purpose in a time of coronavirus

    Purpose has become something of a buzzword over the last few years, as companies in every sector strive to develop a more engaged and productive workforce.

  • Kitchen 4.xBarbara E. EulerApril 16, 2020
    All the flavor that’s fit to print

    Printing already revolutionized the world once. It could be time for a repeat performance. Back in the 15th century, it was the printing press. The 2020 printing revolution involves a very different product: plant-based meat. Culinary sensation or cheap gimmick? We...

  • ManagementAlexandra Gorsche - FalstaffApril 14, 2020
    Corona – a chance for the gastro?

    Companies such as the Viennese "Steirereck" are showing the way and setting themselves apart from the competition. Secure the decisive advantage for yourself!

  • ManagementLiz Cooley-FCSIApril 7, 2020
    The response to COVID19: How the restaurant sector is adapting from table service to delivery

    As the Covid-19 pandemic continues its devasting spread, the foodservice industry across the globe is feeling the effects. With several countries now in lockdown and others encouraging extreme social distancing, dining out has become nearly impossible.

  • ManagementMichaela KirschnerApril 1, 2020
    How restaurants are generating revenue even during the Corona crisis

    The Corona pandemic is affecting every company. Some companies are in fear for their existence, while others are being supported by their primary sales channel during this extraordinary time: online. Entrepreneurs who hadn’t yet considered alternative sales channels before 2020 are...

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerMarch 30, 2020
    The Avocado Show: How to run a whole restaurant concept with this green super fruit

    You can enjoy them in a salad or as a dip, pure or seasoned, and in every case know you're eating something really healthy. We're talking about avocados. No wonder so many people love these green versatile wonders! Ron Simpson and...

  • ManagementStephanie Bräuer - FALSTAFF PROFIMarch 26, 2020
    Gastro power through women

    What?! International Women's Day was weeks ago and now we're already back to talking about this? Sorry, but this is something we have to discuss. After all, this puts us right smack in the middle of one of THE industry's most...

  • Chef's LifeAlexandra Gorsche - Falstaff PROFIMarch 23, 2020
    Food School: Vegan Pulled Pork Alternatives

    Pulled Pork has been in trend for years, but vegetarians and vegans don't have to fear missing out on anything: For them and all those who would like to try something new, there are simple, natural and above all fruity alternatives.

  • InnovatorsMelinda Joe-FCSIMarch 17, 2020
    Bring it on home

    After a career that has taken him around the world, chef Jonathan Gushue has settled on a remote island close to his birthplace. He tells us about the journey.

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerMarch 12, 2020
    Not hungry for panic – carefree lunches in the days of Corona

    Gastronomy is rarely mentioned when it comes to taking measures against the Corona virus. At most, the only question asked is a sad one: "Eat out or stay at home?" However, restaurateurs can do quite a lot to protect guests and...

  • ManagementIsabell KniefMarch 9, 2020
    War of the Stars – The power of Michelin, Varta and Gault-Millau

    Each year it brings tears, tantrums and cries of joy: the Michelin star, which lifts the stars and starlets of the gourmet kitchen into the heavens of top gastronomy in the restaurant guide known as the Michelin Guide. Some cooks liken...

  • ManagementSarah Helmanseder - Rolling PinMarch 4, 2020
    Mayday fish in distress

    Overfished oceans, cheap fish pumped full of hormones...we can’t keep this up for much longer! The future lies in sustainable aquaculture, whose pioneers have begun showing the world the way forward.

  • Chef's LifeMaya WilsonMarch 2, 2020
    One hundred percent passion

    The shortage of skilled workers makes today's gastronomy industry hot under the collar. The future looks bleak. However, the orange flame adorning the aprons of the Guerilla Chefs exudes nothing but confidence. With a completely new range of programs and courses,...

  • InnovatorsSarah Helmanseder - Rolling PinFebruary 26, 2020
    Chefs of the Decade

    The Giants: These ten exceptional chefs revolutionized the culinary decade with thier brilliant creations, innovative techniques, and groundbreaking concepts.

  • InnovatorsIsabell KniefFebruary 24, 2020
    Selim Varol: A gastro career-changer with a weakness for urban art

    Street art meets street food: Since 2013, What’s Beef has been conquering the hearts of urban burger lovers across Germany. Selim Varol imports American big-city atmosphere to the country, combining it with the best ingredients from around the region. His recipe...

  • Chef's LifeIsabell KniefFebruary 19, 2020
    How much does one earn in gastronomy – An international overview

    We shouldn't talk about money. Or should we? We take a look at the current state of wages and salaries in gastronomy: How much does a chef earn during their training – and how high a salary can they expect...

  • ManagementMaya WilsonFebruary 17, 2020
    More kitchen for more chefs – coworking in gastronomy

    The austrian start-up Herd operates a large kitchen with the look and feel of a modern coworking space, where complete beginners, career changers and professional chefs share pots and pans as well as their passion for cooking.

  • InnovatorsHeike LucasFebruary 12, 2020
    Professional kitchens are getting smarter.

    Digitization, networking, artificial intelligence - everyone’s talking about them, and now they’re becoming a top priority in professional kitchens around the world. And that includes Rational, the Landsberg-based manufacturers specializing in thermic food preparation appliances and equipment.

  • ManagementThomas Lawrence - FCSIFebruary 10, 2020
    Commercial and domestic kitchens: Dependable and durable or dramatic change ahead?

    Commercial and domestic kitchens as we know them are set for dramatic, perhaps even revolutionary change, according to research by investment banking firm UBS. But are they right?

  • Chef's LifeThomas Lawrence - FCSIFebruary 6, 2020
    CBD: Game-changing hit or passing fad?

    CBD, THC, hemp, cannabis – trendsetters are touting them as the next big high for food service operators, but legislators remain concerned.

  • InnovatorsBernhard Leitner - Rolling PinFebruary 3, 2020
    Over a mug of beer…

    For almost 20 years, Micheal Möller has been in charge of the legendary Hofbräuhaus in Munich. Over a mug of beer, the passionate restaurateur talks about the ambitious franchise concept, the immense expectations and what the Free State of Bavaria has...

  • Chef's LifeBarbara E. EulerJanuary 30, 2020
    Check out what’s fermenting!

    Fermentation is the next big thing. Trendy kitchen professionals are catapulting techniques from the olden days directly into the future.

  • InnovatorsBarbara E. EulerJanuary 27, 2020
    Hilton Prague – Latest food production trends for large scale events

    Franco Luise doesn’t shy away from big jobs. As the kitchen director of the Prague Hilton, he manages a team of almost 70 chefs - and has made as many as 1500 guests happy at once with his culinary creations. His...

  • Chef's LifeHeike LucasJanuary 22, 2020
    Five-star cuisine and starry nights

    After six weeks crossing Kavango Zambezi National Park, living among oryx, antelope, and kudu herds, René Linke’s passport has just two blank pages remaining. The others are covered in stamps, testaments to his travels through Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe....

  • ManagementIlona MarxJanuary 20, 2020
    Hey good lookin’!

    The big cities of the world are full of restaurants with concepts planned down to the tiniest detail, but many places don’t extend that same passion for design to staff clothing. That’s beginning to change.

  • Chef's LifeIlona MarxJanuary 16, 2020
    The restaurant at the end of the universe

    The World’s Best Restaurant of 2019 is about as far away from glamorous metropolitan life as you can get... but here, in the South African fishing village of Paternoster, De Wolfgat creates dimensions of flavor that big-city foodies can only dream...

  • Chef's LifeChristoph KristandlJanuary 13, 2020
    Eat Art – How art and design change the way we look at our food

    When artists and designers focus on food, the mind also gets nourishment. With their creations they go beyond the limits of what is possible, and reveal to us what the future might hold.

  • ManagementIlona MarxJanuary 9, 2020
    Home of the climate-positive burger

    Sustainable gastronomy is the name of the game these days. It’s become glaringly obvious in recent years that every industry - yes, really, every single one - will need to do its part if we’re going to get anywhere near achieving...

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerJanuary 7, 2020
    “Lifestyle and atmosphere”

    Retail gastronomy has a lot of potential – if it is done well. But what does this mean? How do I make my customer really hungry for more? Where do I find inspiration? And how can I have that little special...

  • InnovatorsAlexandra Polic - Rolling PinJanuary 3, 2020
    Hidden treasures

    “I’m Pía León, from Lima, Peru,” Latin America’s Best Female Chef introduces herself modestly. The blonde Peruvian doesn’t seem the type to let success go to her head. We Germans tend to think of Latin Americans as easy-going, and she certainly...

  • Chef's LifeLucas Palm - Rolling PinDecember 30, 2019
    Gastro glamour and food punks

    The HongKong Special Administrative Region is also a glowing exception in gastronomic terms: How can it be that a Spainard is revolutionizing Japanese cuisine, that a Frenchman isn't into fusion cuisine and an Italian is making the world's best pizza in...

  • InnovatorsLucas Palm - Rolling PinDecember 23, 2019
    The dream catcher

    On the western shore of Lake Garda, the exceptional chef Riccardo Camanini turned a simple bathing beach into a first-rate culinary Mecca at the age of 42. Here's why he didn't make one cent with it for two years - and...

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerDecember 20, 2019
    Hot stuff! Insights from the IoT Catering Summit

    Cooking is analog art at its best. There's something to touch, see, smell, taste. Craft and emotions prevail – chilly computer technology has no place in the warm, sizzling empire of chefs. However, the Internet of Things still makes it past...

  • Kitchen 4.xThomas Lawrence - FCSIDecember 18, 2019
    20 global foodservice trends for 2020

    It’s been another rollercoaster year for the worldwide foodservice and hospitality sector. What will 2020 hold? We’ve compiled a list of the top trends to keep you in the know.

  • InnovatorsLucas Palm - Rolling PinDecember 16, 2019
    The gastro-governor

    He’s one of the most successful restaurateurs in the world, and he practically has a cult following in the US. How 70 businesses, 5,000 employees, and annual sales in the nine-figure range give Wolfgang Puck even more motivation to try new...

  • InnovatorsBarbara E. EulerDecember 11, 2019
    “Every day brings new inspiration”

    It's the smile that gets you. This warm smile, warm like the decor, the light, like the golden saffron soup that is now in front of you. This is how he smiles, the man who fled Albania alone when he was...

  • ManagementKTCHNrebel Editorial TeamDecember 6, 2019
    Social media in gastronomy – a blessing or a curse?

    The discussion around the topic of social media in gastronomy always comes with two completely different perspectives. While one side takes advantage of the opportunities offered by social media and considers the many different ways it can be used to...

  • Chef's LifeBirgit KiddDecember 5, 2019
    Out of the kitchen, customers await!

    Show us your cooking skills. Show yourself. The fine art of self-promotion is more important than ever, because today’s most successful cooks are symbols of their own personal brand. Showmanship and networking talent are the new key ingredients to gastronomic success.

  • InnovatorsBernhard Leitner - Rolling PinDecember 2, 2019
    The Normal One

    Two-Michelin-starred British chef Paul Cunningham is causing an uproar in Denmark with his explosively flavorful cuisine. Why the self-supporting chef doesn’t get all the hype, and what really matters when it comes to cooking.

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerNovember 28, 2019
    Restaurant 2050: “Meat and fish are becoming rare products”

    Author, photographer, publisher... Thomas Ruhl does a little of everything. As the co-founder and publisher of the renowned food magazine Port Culinare, and the co-organizer of the Chef-Sache culinary symposium, Ruhl knows all about food and restaurant trends.

  • InnovatorsAndrea Böhm - Rolling PinNovember 25, 2019
    Born to cook

    The Le Pressoir d’Argent opens at the Grand Hotel Bordeaux in 2015. Just four months later, it receives its first Michelin star. Sounds like your typical French success story, right? Wrong! The dream team running this kitchen is a British-Israeli duo.

  • ManagementBarbara E. Euler & Daniel KlausNovember 20, 2019
    At Hilton, vegetables are the new meat

    Travel with purpose – this is Hilton’s Corporate Responsibility strategy. The focus is on sustainability, including in the kitchen. More plant-based food is key. They are well aware of this at Hilton Singapore, where Executive Chef Kazi Hassan, a renowned gastronomy...

  • InnovatorsIlona MarxNovember 18, 2019
    The science of good taste

    Where do you find business partners in California? Google, sometimes. Brian Chau, a San Francisco-based food scientist, was looking for a place where he could develop new formulas in peace; Dan Mills was dreaming of opening a maker space where all...

  • InnovatorsSarah Helmanseder - Rolling PinNovember 14, 2019
    Full speed ahead in Singapore

    Dennis Schacht has hit the big time in the service world. Star chef André Chiang brought him to Singapore, and now the 28-year-old is head of service at Björn Frantzén’s restaurant, Zén.

  • ManagementChristoph KristandlNovember 11, 2019
    Snackification: Goodbye three squares, hello mini-meals

    Our everyday lives are getting progressively more flexible and individual, at the expense of structure. Set mealtimes, which were central to our schedules for centuries, are losing their role as anchor points of our day. The era of mini-meals has arrived.

  • Kitchen 4.xMaya WilsonNovember 7, 2019
    How Artificial Intelligence is tracking the Food Trends of tomorrow

    The food market used to be fairly stable and slow to change, but the Internet, social networks, and e-commerce have drastically accelerated and democratized the industry. New trends and crazes are popping up every day - how can anyone keep track...

  • ManagementLucas Palm-Rolling PinNovember 4, 2019
    A whole new can of worms

    Worm pastries? Worm omelets? Why slimy invertebrates may have future culinary potential - and how spinach-green innards became a million-dollar industry.

  • Chef's LifeLucas Palm - Rolling PinOctober 31, 2019
    Work less pay hard!

    Work hard, play hard is on its way out. What Generation Z expects from the working world - and how companies can win their long-term loyalty.

  • ManagementMaida Pineda-FCSIOctober 28, 2019
    Food delivery and the lazy economy

    Outlining the current picture of the food delivery market in Asia where several players are jostling for position.

  • Kitchen 4.xBarbara E. EulerOctober 24, 2019
    How we’ll be eating

    Every two years, as part of the "Restaurant of the Future" competition, creative minds come up with fresh new ideas for tomorrow's restaurant concepts. The contest was started by Willy Faber, the editor in chief of the trade magazine Gastronomie-Report.

  • ManagementLaura Jung - Rolling PinOctober 21, 2019
    No crap

    From Zero to Hero: More and more restaurateurs have had enough of food waste and excess packaging. Nolla in Helsinki and Café Botanico in Berlin are demonstrating a different approach.

  • ManagementAlexandra Polic - Rolling PinOctober 16, 2019
    Growth track

    Karlheinz Hauser has stood for high-end Catering. But he’s doing almost everything differently with his most recent coup: his fast-food concept Poké You is available to franchisees.

  • Kitchen 4.xChristoph KristandlOctober 16, 2019
    Stop eating plastic – Time for the post-plastic age!

    It is virtually impossible to imagine our food production without plastic. These days, not only is it used for packaging, it's even part of our food. It's high time for new alternatives.

  • InnovatorsChloe Scott-Moncrieff-FCSIOctober 14, 2019
    Changing the game

    Brought up with food at the centre of family life, Asma Khan’s London restaurant serves up home-style Indian cooking that has customers queuing. A trained lawyer, she discusses how she’s also working on ways to improve the way women are treated,...

  • Kitchen 4.xIlona MarxOctober 10, 2019
    Squaring the circle

    Just a few months after opening, a San Francisco burger joint has already achieved cult status. Their secret? Gourmet quality plus restaurant robotics.

  • ManagementSarah Helmanseder-Rolling PinOctober 8, 2019
    Better than BEEF?

    Meat 2.0: plant-based meat alternatives like beyond meat are all the rage these days. How this trend came about, what meatless meat is really made of, and how the battle of the fake meats is signaling a food industry revolution to...

  • InnovatorsKatarina JurczokOctober 2, 2019
    Ghetto Gastro: Soul food with a side of politics

    Nothing’s more American than apple pie - until you draw a chalk outline on the plate and turn it into a political statement. The deconstructed dessert and Black Lives Matter commentary is the product of Ghetto Gastro, a culinary collective that’s...

  • InnovatorsGeorges Desrues - Rolling PinSeptember 30, 2019
    The boss in Portugal

    Top chef and global player: Two-Michelin-star-holder José Avillez has revolutionized Portuguese cuisine, and his unparalleled restaurant empire now encompasses an unbelievable 18 locations.

  • ManagementMaya WilsonSeptember 26, 2019
    Generation ABC – Play food from the future

    So everyone knows you shouldn't play with your food, right? Wrong! You can actually learn a lot by doing exactly this. The WIN WIN Sustainability Award Gothenburg has therefore designed a range of toys created for the 3D printer, which replicates...

  • ManagementGeorges Desrues - Rolling PinSeptember 23, 2019
    Jetset chefs

    Claus Meyer, Wolfgang Puck, Jamie Oliver... how superstars and industry luminaries are bringing their casual concepts to train stations and airports and turning them into seemingly inexhaustible cash cows.

  • Chef's LifeHeike LucasSeptember 19, 2019
    The world is an adventure playground

    Most of the time, René Linke is the creative head and managing director of his own catering company. Weddings, anniversaries, company events with lobster, champagne and beef fillet are among his specialities. But six weeks a year Linke leads a second...

  • ManagementLucas Palm - Rolling PinSeptember 17, 2019
    Hot Commodities

    Mysterious grass roots in the deepest Amazon. A cannabis-based menu in L.A. Brazilian wood sorrel up in the Alps. What the world’s most exotic and forbidden herbs are capable of - and how they’re coming to Europe.

  • ManagementChristiane VargaSeptember 12, 2019
    Snackification: The fluid dining culture of the 21st century

    For centuries, most of Western society was structured around “three square meals a day”. John and Jane Doe of yesteryear had a relatively predictable day-to-day existence, but our increasingly mobile lifestyles and increasingly diverse family arrangements are making the rigid breakfast-lunch-dinner...

  • ManagementNadine OttoSeptember 9, 2019
    The pop-up restaurant phenomenon: When taste is time-limited

    Ready, set, serve! Pop-up restaurants are still all the rage, luring even restaurant luminaries in for culinary quickies. These temporary tastemakers are versatile enough to create opportunities for ambitious start-ups as well as established restaurateurs. LADEN EIN, a stationary pop-up...

  • ManagementKatarina JurczokSeptember 5, 2019
    Eggslut: How one simple ingredient proved the key to success

    A little mashed potato, an egg, chives, and salt. Sounds like the humblest of all leftovers, but one breakfast fan on America’s West Coast has made it The Next Big Thing. Eggslut, Alvin Cailan’s frivolous-in-name-only casual dining concept, has become a...

  • InnovatorsLucas Palm - Rolling PinSeptember 3, 2019
    Queen of the East

    Thai chef Bee Satongun of the Michelin-starred Paste in Bangkok dishes up meals fit for royalty at Hangar-7, opening up new horizons for European diners - and not just in the culinary sense.

  • ManagementChristian FrießAugust 29, 2019
    The heart of the hotel

    Gastronomy is front and center at Roomers Munich. The clever mind behind their diverse concepts is Executive Chef Matthias Stuber.

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerAugust 27, 2019
    Welcome to the future

    Who knows what hotels will look like in the year 2050? Answer: we do! Hotels of the future already exist today. A study by Villeroy & Boch (which we reported on earlier) has us drooling over the coolest future-hotels in the...

  • ManagementGerores Desrues - Rolling PinAugust 21, 2019
    Not trash but treasure

    Root to stem is the new nose to tail! Why vegetable leftovers are all the rage, and how the culinary elite are using them to usher in a new era.

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerAugust 19, 2019
    No kitchen? No problem!

    Norbert Friedl (43) runs Telia Kitchen Rentals GmbH in Lengau, Austria. His mission: to bring commercial kitchens wherever they’re needed. Fast. Customized. Perfect. And always temporary. We asked him about the peaks and challenges of his work - From planning and...

  • ManagementChristiane VargaAugust 14, 2019
    The “grocerant” retail revolution

    The new retail revolution is giving rise to a number of food-service concepts, which is just one more way that the once-clear correlations between locations and their functions are starting to blur. More and more hybrid locations, designed with the “to-go”...

  • Chef's LifeMichaela KirschnerAugust 12, 2019
    The chef and his army

    They're young, they're ambitious, they know the sky's the limit. The Guerilla Chefs are a group united by a common attitude and a common goal: To bring creativity, fun, and appreciation back to everyday kitchen life. We asked Simon Kolar,...

  • InnovatorsNadine OttoAugust 7, 2019
    Cook for your life! Masterchef Shipra Khanna’s path to freedom through the kitchen

    The clock is slowly ticking down. Two minutes left, and nowhere near all 100 dishes are ready. A young woman and her rival are whirling through a tiny show kitchen, as chaos rages all around them. The overambitious moderators shout words...

  • ManagementNadine OttoAugust 5, 2019
    Meals on Wheels – The new generation of food trucks

    Sunday at the flea market. Throngs of early risers are wandering around the lot, munching on greasy chicken courtesy of the local food truck. Served with fries, because of course it is. Sound familiar? But times, they are a’changin’: these new...

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerAugust 1, 2019
    Delightful Shopping – Retail Catering is More Than Just an Additional Treat

    An interview: with Olaf Hohmann, a member of the board of management at EHI, a scientific retail institute with around 800 members from the retail, industry, and service sectors.

  • ManagementChristiane VargaJuly 28, 2019
    Plants take center stage

    Plant-based foods have stepped out of the shadow of the age-old meat-vs-fish question, and are finally enjoying the limelight in menus, cookbooks, and household fridges. New products and creative recipes are taking plant-based food to the next level.

  • ManagementIlona MarxJuly 25, 2019
    The rolling revolution

    Udelv, a San Francisco-based startup, is offering the world’s first fully autonomous delivery service. It’s a race against time, though - the big car and technology corporations are hot on their heels. There’s no telling just how much potential this field...

  • ManagementElly EarlsJuly 22, 2019
    Some like it hot

    Bakeries have many of the essential ingredients to serve hot dishes as well as pastries, a move that could boost customer spend in a competitive market. Elly Earls finds out whether the shift from bakery to full-service restaurant can be sustainable...

  • InnovatorsBirgit KiddJuly 18, 2019
    Anthony Sarpong – The Balancer

    Anthony Sarpong is always good for a surprise or two. The 37-year-old Ghanaian-born chef has a reputation for being a culinary Girl Friday - a spectacular chef with a host of other talents. The restaurant he runs in Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia,...

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerJuly 15, 2019
    The taste of the future

    The Compass Group is the world’s largest catering corporation, with around 14,500 employees in Germany alone. Besides having its own food-service concept emphasizing company cafeterias, Compass also implements customer ideas both within and outside the gastronomy sector.

  • ManagementElly EarlsJuly 10, 2019
    The ultimate guide to restaurant reviews

    Positive online reviews are the lifeblood of many restaurant businesses, but what if they’re not real? KTCHNrebel reports on why reviews matter, how to manage yours and what’s being done to crack down on fake ones.

  • ManagementBirgit KiddJuly 8, 2019
    Word power! – The perfect tone for menus

    Choices, choices! Customers may agonize over what to order, but for chefs, it’s the menu itself that feels like a decision-making minefield: not just what goes on the menu, but HOW it goes on the menu. KTCHNrebel’s been hearing a lot...

  • ManagementElly EarlsJuly 4, 2019
    Flagship Fantastic

    Experiential flagship restaurants can both boost customer spending and provide a pipeline of innovation for QSR brands, as KTCHNrebel reports.

  • ManagementNadine OttoJuly 1, 2019
    Uber Eats – how the ride-sharing service is racing to the front of the delivery market

    I’ll call an Uber! - A few years ago, most of us only heard that phrase on American TV shows, but now it’s become totally normal all over the world. But now everyone’s favorite peer-to-peer taxi service has started giving “rides”...

  • InnovatorsBirgit KiddJune 26, 2019
    Leisurely gardener, passionate chef: Mauro Colagreco

    Mauro Colagreco, an Argentinian chef with Italian roots in France, is living his best life. His restaurant, Mirazur, and its gardens are perched atop a jagged cliff in Menton, a Côte d’Azur village famous for its lemons.

  • Chef's LifeMelissa MagerlJune 24, 2019
    On top of the world

    Up on the High Alpine Road in Hochgurgl, Austria, Basilius Praxmarer runs Top Mountain Crosspoint, a combination restaurant, toll station, motorcycle museum, and alpine train station. He and his team feed over 1,000 customers per day.

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerJune 19, 2019
    “Trends change very quickly”

    Food delivery means eating what you want, wherever and whenever you want it. It’s a huge market already, and these days, it’s practically exploding. One fairly cool new resulting development: ghost kitchens. They churn out food without having a connected restaurant...

  • Chef's LifeMichaela KirschnerJune 17, 2019
    A quick guide to saving the world

    As any third-grader can probably tell you, the Earth is unique, and it’s a perfect place to live. So why wouldn’t we protect something so valuable? It seems like not even adults can answer that one.

  • InnovatorsBernhard Leitner - Rolling PinJune 13, 2019
    Firedancer

    Burning ideas. Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt is singlehandedly creating a countertrend to modern cuisine, wowing diners with near-forgotten techniques and food that’s... hot like fire.

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerJune 11, 2019
    “Well-Being and Self-Realization” Gen Z in the restaurant world

    Generation Z in the restaurant world – Economist and author Prof. Christian Scholz advises employers on what really matters. KTCHNRebel sat down with Prof. Scholz, to discuss Generation Z not only as future employees but also as customers.

  • ManagementKatarina JurczokJune 6, 2019
    Urban gardening and vertical farming: cities in bloom, green-thumbed chefs

    Some people think of gardening as a hobby for little old ladies, and the words “garden party” conjure up mental images of stuffy rich folk playing croquet. But now plant enthusiasts have shaken off their old-fashioned image— thanks to urban gardening...

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerJune 3, 2019
    Study: The future of hotels – what a world!

    Same, same but different, including in the hotel world. Who are the hotel guests of tomorrow? What drives them? What hotels will they be excited about? A recent study offers astonishingly precise answers.

  • Chef's LifeSissy Rabl - Rolling PinMay 31, 2019
    Rice, rice, baby

    Many know it as the warm drink from their local running sushi restaurant: Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan have reinvented the traditional Japanese sake in their Brooklyn Kura restaurant in New York – Made in America.

  • ManagementSissy Rabl - Rolling PinMay 27, 2019
    Criminally delicious

    Serving time: At The Clink, prison inmates serve gourmet meals... Inside the restaurant, cell phones and purses are forbidden. No alcohol is served, and routine security checks are always a possibility.

  • ManagementElly EarlsMay 23, 2019
    The business case for plant-based burgers

    Vegan burgers that look, taste and sizzle like the real thing, are proving a boom to restaurant operators. As costs come down and consumers continue to reduce their meat intake, the business case is only going to get more attractive.

  • ManagementLaura Jung - Rolling PinMay 20, 2019
    No show = no go!

    What do top chefs do when they’re booked solid, but then evening comes and their tables are empty? No-shows can be deadly for restaurateurs - but there are ways of fighting back.

  • InnovatorsLucas Palm - Rolling PinMay 16, 2019
    The king of fusion

    France meets Southeast Asia: Julien Royer was a guest chef at Hangar-7 – and celebrated the best of two worlds with the congenial Ikarus team.

  • ManagementElly EarlsMay 13, 2019
    Keeping the plates spinning

    Caterers must deliver a healthier, more diverse food offer than ever to a backdrop of rising costs and a shrinking labour pool. KTCHNrebel finds out why reducing waste, controlling costs and focusing on staff retention are key to success.

  • InnovatorsGeorges Desrues - Rolling PinMay 9, 2019
    Shani and the City

    And for his next trick: star Israeli chef is bringing his trendy Miznon concept to the City that Never Sleeps.

  • ManagementKatarina JurczokMay 6, 2019
    Future 50 Foods: The ingredients in our nutritional future

    It’s a challenge unlike any we’ve ever faced: Our use of natural resources and our intense focus on just a few foods are putting our health and our planet at risk. The Future 50 Foods report compiled by Knorr and the...

  • ManagementBarbara E. EulerMay 2, 2019
    Checking into tomorrow – the hotels of the future

    A hotel is a hotel is a hotel. But is that going to change? A recent study by the experts at Villeroy & Boch sheds new light on what hotels might look like a few decades from now. Here’s the best...

  • ManagementBARBARA E. EULERMay 2, 2019
    “Not even Wi-Fi” in the hotel of the future

    Hotels of tomorrow - where will the journey take us? An interview with Oona Horx-Strathern, a trend expert with the renowned Zukunftsinstitut, which released a study of its own on this topic.

  • ManagementKatarina JurczokApril 29, 2019
    Four-day weeks: This restaurant chain’s serving work-life balance

    The fate of the restaurant world seems to be hanging on the thread of personnel shortages. The entire industry is breathless from fighting over good recruits - but the solution may lie in rethinking their scheduling models. One star in the...

  • ManagementElly EarlsApril 25, 2019
    Anyone for crickets?

    Plant-based, lab-grown and insect proteins may currently be at the fringe of the protein market, but as big money continues to roll in, all signs point to them staying the course.

  • Chef's LifeLucas Palm - Rolling PinApril 23, 2019
    HYPER, HYPER!

    Plant superstars and meat with storytelling: How food trends develop and what they say about us.

  • ManagementMichaela KirschnerApril 17, 2019
    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 themselves on their company website—and fittingly, too. “Traditional” hospitality may be 25hours Hotel’s starting point, but they’re taking it in...

  • ManagementBarbara Becker & Benjamin BrouërApril 15, 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, the nutritious, and the vegan. Getting rid of plastic straws is practically common courtesy anymore, and many places use it...

  • ManagementChristiane VargaApril 11, 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 between meetings. They’re becoming places to take time out of your day, places of conscious enjoyment, of networking and communication....

  • InnovatorsSissy Rabl - Rolling PinApril 8, 2019
    Making a splash

    Over the last ten years he has served everything from the sea except fish: How the chef and explorer Ángel León is revolutionizing the way we eat with his 3-star restaurant Aponiente in Cádiz.

  • ManagementIlona MarxApril 3, 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 in Brighton in 2014, takes the “zero waste” idea to new heights. Since September 2017, the 31-year-old British chef has...

  • InnovatorsSissy Rabl - Rolling PinApril 1, 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 in Meerbusch, multiculti and Netflix.

  • Chef's LifeKathrin Löffel - Rolling PinMarch 28, 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 a team. Read on for more career tips for Sweden’s southernmost city.

  • InnovatorsLucas Palm - Rolling PinMarch 25, 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 is catapulting Taiwan’s culinary scene into the future.

  • ManagementJulia AltmeyerMarch 21, 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...

  • Chef's LifeBarbara E. EulerMarch 18, 2019
    “We don’t want an image!”

    Surfing mega-waves with a finger in every pot – the guys at Salt & Silver refuse to be categorized, and they’re leaving the Hamburg culinary scene breathless.

  • ManagementBirgit KiddMarch 14, 2019
    Celebrating 100 Years Hilton and 1000+ culinary ideas

    It all started when Conrad Hilton bought his first hotel in 1919. Today, Hilton is one of the world´s largest, fastest growing hospitality companies with 17 brands and 5,500+ properties in 113 countries. Reaching the milestone of the 100th birthday, the...

  • Chef's LifeMichaela KirschnerMarch 11, 2019
    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,...

  • InnovatorsBirgit KiddMarch 7, 2019
    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...

  • InnovatorsVerena LugertMarch 4, 2019
    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.

  • Chef's LifeVerena LugertMarch 4, 2019
    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.

  • ManagementHeike LucasFebruary 28, 2019
    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.

  • ManagementNadine OttoFebruary 26, 2019
    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.)

  • InnovatorsLucas Palm - Rolling PinFebruary 21, 2019
    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...

  • Chef's LifeBernhard Leitner - Rolling PinFebruary 18, 2019
    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.

  • Chef's LifeKTCHNrebel Editorial TeamFebruary 11, 2019
    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...

  • ManagementElly EarlsFebruary 7, 2019
    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?

  • Chef's LifeKathrin Löffel - Rolling PinFebruary 4, 2019
    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...

  • ManagementElly EarlJanuary 30, 2019
    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...

  • Chef's LifeElly Earls & Daniel KlausJanuary 28, 2019
    Plant-based burger challenge

    Demand for plant-based meat is fast on the up. KTCHNrebel finds out how three of the market leading burgers stack up.

  • Chef's LifeSascha Barby & Daniel KlausJanuary 28, 2019
    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,...

  • InnovatorsJulia AltmeyerJanuary 24, 2019
    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.

  • Kitchen 4.xElly EarlsJanuary 21, 2019
    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.

  • Chef's LifeDaniela Almer - Rolling PinJanuary 17, 2019
    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.

  • InnovatorsBernhard Leitner - Rolling PinJanuary 14, 2019
    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.

  • ManagementMartin Grießbacher - Rolling PinJanuary 13, 2019
    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.

  • InnovatorsDaniela Almer - Rolling PinJanuary 9, 2019
    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.

  • ManagementIlona MarxJanuary 7, 2019
    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...

  • ManagementNadine OttoJanuary 1, 2019
    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...

  • Chef's LifeKathrin Löffel - Rolling PinDecember 30, 2018
    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...

  • Kitchen 4.xIlona MarxDecember 25, 2018
    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's LifeIlona MarxDecember 21, 2018
    “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...

  • ManagementAndrew Fordyce - Rolling PinDecember 19, 2018
    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.

  • ManagementBirgit KiddDecember 17, 2018
    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...

  • InnovatorsBirgit KiddDecember 13, 2018
    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—...

  • ManagementJulia AltmeyerNovember 29, 2018
    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.

  • ManagementAstrid MinnichNovember 28, 2018
    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,...

  • ManagementBirgit KiddNovember 26, 2018
    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...

  • ManagementKathrin Loeffel - Rolling PinNovember 23, 2018
    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.

  • InnovatorsBirgit KiddNovember 21, 2018
    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.

  • Chef's LifeSusanne CookNovember 19, 2018
    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...

  • Chef's LifeKathrin Löffel - Rolling PinNovember 16, 2018
    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...

  • InnovatorsDaniela Almer - Rolling PinNovember 13, 2018
    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.

  • ManagementElly EarlsNovember 10, 2018
    Four foodservice trends for 2019

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

  • ManagementIlona MarxNovember 9, 2018
    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. 

  • Chef's LifeKathrin Loeffel - Rolling PinNovember 6, 2018
    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.

  • Kitchen 4.xIlona MarxNovember 5, 2018
    The high-tech playground

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

  • Kitchen 4.xElly EarlsOctober 31, 2018
    Getting connected

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

  • Chef's LifeAnke SommerOctober 28, 2018
    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,...

  • Kitchen 4.xElly EarlsOctober 24, 2018
    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.

  • ManagementBirgit KiddOctober 18, 2018
    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...

  • Kitchen 4.xElly EarlsOctober 17, 2018
    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...

  • InnovatorsHeike LucasOctober 16, 2018
    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...

  • ManagementNina Wessely – Rolling PinOctober 11, 2018
    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.

  • InnovatorsMia Schlichtling - Rolling PinOctober 11, 2018
    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.

  • Kitchen 4.xNadine Otto, Mirco KurreckOctober 11, 2018
    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...

  • ManagementSissy Rabl - Rolling PinOctober 10, 2018
    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?

  • ManagementAndrea Boehm - Rolling PinOctober 9, 2018
    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”.

  • InnovatorsSissy Rabl - Rolling PinOctober 9, 2018
    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.

  • InnovatorsAndrea BertoltOctober 9, 2018
    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...

  • Chef's LifeHeike LucasOctober 8, 2018
    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...

  • Chef's LifeAndrea BertoltOctober 8, 2018
    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...

  • Kitchen 4.xNadine Otto, Mirco KurreckOctober 7, 2018
    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...

  • ManagementBirgit KiddOctober 1, 2018
    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...

  • ManagementKTCHNrebelSeptember 26, 2018
    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...

  • ManagementElly EarlsSeptember 23, 2018
    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?

  • InnovatorsNina Wessely – RollingPinSeptember 22, 2018
    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...

  • ManagementElly EarlSeptember 21, 2018
    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...

  • ManagementBirgit KiddSeptember 20, 2018
    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,...

  • ManagementBirgit KiddSeptember 19, 2018
    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...

  • Chef's LifeNina Wessely - Rolling PinSeptember 11, 2018
    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...

  • ManagementKatarina Jurczok, Mirco KurreckAugust 16, 2018
    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...

  • ManagementNadine Otto, Mirco KurreckMay 9, 2018
    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...