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  • Food ManagementLucas PalmFebruary 23, 2024
    What’s coming up with the catering industry in 2024? These are the key trends

    From New Work to planet-friendly plant-based food and snackification: The catering industry is busy in 2024. Why this is good news in times of crisis – and what RATIONAL steamers have to do with it.

  • Food ManagementHannes KropikDecember 1, 2023
    Ergonomics in the kitchen – how modern kitchen equipment supports employee health

    Ergonomics is the science of designing humane working conditions. It encompasses a broad definition with as many forms as there are ways of implementing it. However, they all have common goals: healthier employees, greater productivity and financial advantages. So much for...

  • Food TrendsKim KopackaNovember 10, 2023
    Food trend zero waste – on the plate instead of in the bin

    Restaurant owners and businesses are developing exciting concepts to reduce food waste and garbage. Nevertheless, there is still a lot of room for improvement in the zero waste food trend, says trend researcher Hanni Rützler.

  • Food TechAlexandra GorscheNovember 3, 2023
    Artificial Intelligence – Potential and challenges in the professional kitchen

    Artificial intelligence (AI) has lately been gaining a lot of traction in the hospitality industry. On the one hand, hoteliers and restaurateurs can offer an improved customer experience, partially automate processes and reduce costs. On the other hand, it can also...

  • Food ManagementLucas PalmOctober 27, 2023
    This is the future of small caterers

    The catering industry is undergoing a massive upheaval – and no one is really talking about it. Why is this the case? What is the decline of small caterers all about? And where is the catering industry heading in the next...

  • Food TrendsKim KopackaOctober 25, 2023
    Regenerative food – a solution for climate change?

    Regenerative food is the latest food trend in the current Food Report 2024. It is perhaps also the most promising – including for the gastronomy industry. The focus here is not primarily on food, but rather on arable soils.

  • Food TechAlexandra GorscheOctober 20, 2023
    Is the might of artificial intelligence also bringing a revolution to the hospitality industry?

    Traffic forecasts, personalized advertising, movie recommendations on Netflix – many people do not realize that artificial intelligence already permeates almost every aspect of our lives. However, since the hype surrounding Chat GPT lately, people are becoming increasingly aware of the topic....

  • Food TrendsKim KopackaOctober 18, 2023
    Female connoisseurs: Sustainable and female – the taste of the future

    For a long time, food service was a male-dominated industry. However, an increasing number of women are now fighting for their (well-deserved) place in gourmet kitchens, founding innovative start-ups or making a name for themselves as bartenders. But where is this...

  • Food TrendsKim KopackaOctober 12, 2023
    Local exotics: The goods are closer than you think

    Behind the local exotics food trend are experimental farmers and start-ups who are growing and cultivating exotic food in places you don't expect. Climate change is making it possible – but also necessary. In the meantime, this food trend is gaining...

  • Food TrendsKim KopackaOctober 4, 2023
    Plant-based food: Meat or not meat, that is the question

    According to a study by the University of Bonn, to continue feeding humanity in the future, we would have to reduce meat consumption by around 75% overall. However, the mainstream does not like the idea of completely doing without. But is...

  • Food TechLucas PalmSeptember 29, 2023
    How artificial intelligence reduces food waste in the foodservice industry

    Far too much food in the gastronomy industry still ends up in the trash. How artificial intelligence (AI) can drastically reduce food waste in the gastronomy industry - and thus also make money while saving the climate.

  • Food ManagementFERMAG - Allison RezendesSeptember 22, 2023
    6 steps toward attracting and retaining kitchen employees

    As labor woes continue, chefs share some of their strategies for keeping up staffing levels.

  • Food ManagementJacquetta PictonSeptember 19, 2023
    Navigating allergens and dietary restrictions: tips for success in your restaurant

    With legislation on food allergies tightening up around the world, what can hospitality businesses do to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction?

  • Food ManagementRose Jacobs und Michael JonesSeptember 6, 2023
    Sous vide: how innovation is enhancing a chef favorite

    Called “the single greatest advancement in cooking technology in decades” by Heston Blumenthal, sous-vide cooking has become an essential mainstay in a modern’s chef's arsenal. Now, new technology is elevating the methods precision and consistency to new levels.

  • Food TrendsLucas PalmSeptember 1, 2023
    Why good company restaurants are more important than ever before

    The role of company restaurants has changed significantly due to the coronavirus pandemic. One question in particular was raised: Do we still need them? The answer is now clear: They are more important than ever. Why even the seemingly best among...

  • Food ManagementKTCHNrebel Editorial TeamAugust 24, 2023
    Multisensory influences – how sound and light influence taste

    Anyone can describe what a particular food must look like to be perfect. For example, the lovely, deep green of broccoli or the crispy, not-too-thick crust of a loaf of bread. And yet, are we and our tastes really impartial when...

  • Food ManagementMichi ReicheltAugust 17, 2023
    School meals: We don’t eat for school, we eat to live

    Hardly anything is as important in a child's development as nutrition. School meals in particular play an important role here – and thus also teaching staff, politicians and manufacturers. Innovative approaches, especially with regard to raising awareness, are more in demand...

  • Food TrendsKim KopackaAugust 1, 2023
    Food trends 2024: To know today what we will eat tomorrow

    Hanni Rützler’s “Food Report 2024” is here and is leading restaurants into the future with the food trends for 2024. This means, among other things, less meat on the plates, and more women in the food and beverage industry. Like last year,...

  • Food TechTina Nielsen - FCSIJuly 28, 2023
    Blockchain in foodservice – tracking food from plot to plate

    Blockchain technology can throw light on the provenance of the food served in foodservice businesses and restaurants, offering reassurance to chefs and diners alike.

  • Food TrendsBarbara E. EulerJune 30, 2023
    Professional kitchens through the ages – a retrospective

    Since time immemorial, a familiar setting has characterized work processes in the professional kitchen: A heat source, plus utensils and pots for different cooking methods. Boiling, roasting, baking. Braising, grilling, stewing. This remained the same until the second half of...

  • Food TrendsLucas Palm & Stephen DuttonJune 13, 2023
    This is the future of dining in 2073

    It's not a peek into a crystal ball, but rather a promising scenario for the future based on data, data, data. This is what the future of gastronomy might look like in 2073, according to Euromonitor. Spoiler: Megatrends ahead!

  • Food ManagementTina Nielsen - FCSIJune 5, 2023
    Healthy workers, healthy planet: how Eurest encourages healthy nutrition and sustainability in catering

    Rees Bramwell, head of nutrition and sustainability with workplace foodservice provider Eurest, tells KTCHNrebel about the key elements to encourage healthy eating habits and gives four tips on how to integrate sustainability in catering.

  • Food TechKTCHNrebel Editorial TeamMay 30, 2023
    Gastronomy under pressure and how pressure cooking can help

    At times, gastronomy is under quite a bit of pressure: Skills shortages, pandemics, energy crises and the like are just a few of the challenges facing restaurateurs. But what can be done to take the pressure off, or even make use...

  • Food TechJacquetta Picton - FCSIMay 23, 2023
    Unstoppable momentum? Moving the food delivery flywheel

    Food delivery companies are ubiquitous in communities close to urban centers around the world. However, despite growth in revenue, profit is proving tantalizingly elusive. When will the flywheel start to spin?

  • Food TrendsHeike LucasMay 10, 2023
    Plant-based seafood. The plant-based shrimp on trial.

    The small, salmon-red (but plant-based) shrimp slides into the hot oil with a juicy sizzling sound. An unmistakable roasting aroma immediately. Fake wafts through the kitchen, and the gourmet's mouth starts watering. Various recipes with chili, garlic, sea salt and olive...

  • Food ManagementJuliet Martin - FCSIApril 13, 2023
    6 Steps to stop energy waste in professional kitchens

    Up to 70 % of energy is wasted in commercial kitchens. KTCHNrebel present six strategies, from equipment choice to menu design, to stop energy waste, reduce costs, and help protect the planet.

  • UncategorizedKTCHNrebel Editorial TeamMarch 21, 2023
    Explore KTCHNrebel in Spanish!

    Today we could finally cut our "launch cake"!

  • Food ManagementVictoria Green and Michael Jones - FCSIMarch 10, 2023
    Delivering on the potential: the next stage for meal delivery

    Food delivery has a “very bright” future ahead of it, with ghost kitchens and virtual brands playing a vital role within that, but business models will have to get a lot more durable, says Euromonitor’s Stephen Dutton

  • Food ManagementJim Banks - FCSIFebruary 16, 2023
    New concepts in foodservice: Sustainability surges back to the top of the agenda

    With the pandemic seemingly behind us, the foodservice sector is ready to embrace a boom in social dining and once again get to grips with its impact on the environment. KTCHNrebel looks at the most recent data from Euromonitor International to...

  • Food ManagementMichael Jones - FCSIFebruary 6, 2023
    Training in the foodservice industry: why it is important and how to integrate it throughout the winter

    Due to the problematic lack of skilled workers in most commercial kitchens, regular training for employees is an inevitable task for restaurateurs. Here are some tips for how hospitality businesses can continue to integrate training, even during the busy and challenging...

  • Food PeopleTina Nielsen - FCSIFebruary 2, 2023
    TiNDLE – changing minds with vegan chicken

    Borna Bayat, vice president of European marketing for TiNDLE, speaks with Tina Nielsen about the evolution of the plant-based vegan chicken alternative.

  • Food TechJacquetta Picton - FCSIFebruary 1, 2023
    The metaverse: pipedream or a practical foodservice platform?

    With a massive surge in technology and the rise of the virtual world it can be tricky to decipher which applications will stick around to make life easier for foodservice. Any depiction of the not-too-distant future on film of TV will...

  • Food TrendsJuliet Martin - FCSIJanuary 24, 2023
    A plant-powered start into the new year: The rise of Veganuary

    Having inspired more than a million participants over nearly 10 years, Veganuary offers consumers and operators alike the opportunity to try out meat-free in the new year.

  • Food ManagementAmelia LevinJanuary 20, 2023
    2023’s top industry culinary predictions

    If the last couple of years have been remembered as ‘the year of the pivot’ or ‘the year of challenge’ for the foodservice and hospitality sector, which factors will define 2023? KTCHNrebel makes its predictions for the major industry and cuisine...

  • Food ManagementTina Nielsen - FCSIJanuary 10, 2023
    Q&A: Forecast for foodservice in 2023

    An expert in spotting trends and forecasting in the foodservice sector, trendologist Mike Kostyo reviews the past 12 months while looking ahead to the new year 2023.

  • Food TrendsBarbara E. EulerDecember 14, 2022
    These are the Food Trends 2023

    The world of food is accelerating, and restaurateurs, retailers and manufacturers need to make sure they don't lose touch. Good thing Hanni Rützler has now published the latest Food Report 2023. For the tenth time in a row, the renowned food...

  • Food TrendsKTCHNrebel Editorial TeamDecember 2, 2022
    The Maillard reaction – When cooking becomes a science.

    The chef places a raw piece of beef in the cooking system, lets it cook for a couple of minutes with the right program and out comes a perfectly browned steak with an appetizing grill pattern – all thanks to the...

  • Food ManagementJacquetta Picton, FCSINovember 22, 2022
    Hospitality: Rising energy prices force actions

    Hospitality businesses are looking at ways to keep energy costs low as Europe faces hikes in energy bills

  • Food PeopleBarbara E. EulerNovember 22, 2022
    BettaF!sh: The tuna fish rescuers

    He likes seaweed. Back when he was still studying resource management, Jacob von Manteuffel made a documentary about marine algae pioneers who were exploring cultivation and breeding options in Europe and Asia for environmentally friendly marine plants that do not need...

  • Food ManagementAstrid Filzek-SchwabNovember 16, 2022
    This is how you organize modern day kitchen routines!

    What are the basic requirements for efficient kitchen organization? How can you overcome obstacles in your day-to-day work? How does digitalization help me in the kitchen? How do I work efficiently and sustainably?

  • Food TechJacquetta Picton - FCSINovember 7, 2022
    The cultured meat market goes on safari

    A New York start-up is promising to bring wild and exotic tastes to the table without harming any animals or the environment.

  • Food TechJacquetta Picton - FCSIOctober 19, 2022
    Visionaries of the foodservice future: forward-looking and future facing experts

    For the ninth TrendTalk live webinar the topic of visionaries of the future brought together compelling speakers and the chance for participants to ask questions and learn some lasting lessons.

  • Food TrendsBarbara E. EulerSeptember 6, 2022
    Bowl experience: Successfully putting 2023 food trends into effect with bowls

    For guests, bowls are a guaranteed delight. For restaurateurs, they offer unmatched opportunities to position themselves as both trend-driven as well as unique. The amount of work is minimal – even with recipe ideas from a star chef!

  • Food TechElsie Clark - FCSISeptember 2, 2022
    Practical robotics and the future of foodservice

    The benefits of using robotics in commercial kitchens for certain tasks are becoming clearer and its usage more widespread, but is there a limit to its practical implementation?

  • Food TrendsKTCHNrebel Editorial TeamAugust 30, 2022
    French fries – the science behind perfectly crispy fries

    Who doesn't know it, that distinctive smell that tickles our nostrils and lures us into a restaurant, snack bar or kitchen? A dish whose golden brown color is pleasing to both our eyes and palates. When you take a bite and...

  • Food TrendsHannes Kropik - RollingPinAugust 17, 2022
    How the future tastes – proteins do not always have to be animal

    The title of Heinz Strunk's cult novel "Fleisch ist mein Gemüse" (Meat is my Vegetable) will soon be turned on its head. Meat substitutes from alternative vegan protein sources have long since begun to overtake animal protein.

  • Food ManagementJacquetta Picton - FCSIJuly 21, 2022
    Managing costs for foodservice businesses in times of increasing prices

    With pressures on costs due to rising food costs, energy price increases and labor shortages the margin for operators is being squeezed. We ponder the different tactics and tools hospitality businesses can take to remain viable in challenging times.

  • Food ManagementSonja Planeta – Fallstaff ProfiJuly 19, 2022
    Instilling meaning – how to keep skilled workers in gastronomy

    What good is success if fun gets left behind? If you just get on with your work, but it's not fulfilling, nor meaningful? Anyone asking themselves these questions could find the answers in purpose driven organizations: They place the needs of...

  • Food ManagementKTCHNrebel Editor TeamJune 24, 2022
    Enough is enough: 5 tips to put an end to Food Waste!

    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...

  • Food TechNadine Otto, Mirco KurreckJune 17, 2022
    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...

  • Food TechElly EarlsJune 10, 2022
    The potential of IoT in the foodservice sector

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

  • Food ManagementJuliet Martin - FCSIJune 8, 2022
    Five tips to gain positive word-of-mouth for your foodservice operation

    Potential restaurant customers can consult the opinion of thousands with the click of a button, so how do you keep the conversation positive? Juliet Martin speaks to the experts.

  • Food ManagementKatarina JurczokJune 6, 2022
    Four-day week: 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...

  • Food ManagementBarbara E. EulerJune 2, 2022
    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...

  • Food TrendsKTCHNrebel Editorial TeamMay 20, 2022
    This is Umami – The unknown fifth taste

    If you ask people on the street what tastes they know, most will be able to name four immediately: Sweet, salty, sour and bitter. The fifth, however, umami will name only the fewest and / or also know. But what does...

  • Food ManagementBarbara E. EulerMay 18, 2022
    Take these measures to fight the staff shortage in the foodservice industry

    Even before Corona, it wasn't easy to attract job seekers to the restaurant and hospitality industry. Now many of the hard-won employees have simply left. But hope is on the horizon. These measures can help solve the shortage of skilled workers.

  • Food ManagementElly EarlsMay 10, 2022
    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?

  • Food ManagementBirgit KiddMay 6, 2022
    Six tips how to beat skilled staff shortage in your kitchen

    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,...

  • Food ManagementBarbara E. EulerMay 5, 2022
    Cloud Eatery – how this food startup overcame initial pitfalls

    Matthias Schneider and Remo Gianfrancesco love food and, as experienced experts, had already made a big splash in the food service and supplier market. Then they came up with a completely new idea, and put it into action. When founding Cloud...

  • Food PeopleHeike LucasApril 28, 2022
    Happy Ocean Foods: The Ocean Rescuers

    Everyone is talking about meat substitutes, but what about fish substitutes? This is actually a no-brainer, since overfishing of the world's oceans has long been an issue. At least that is what Julian Hallet thinks. He is a co-founder of Happy...

  • Food TechNicola Afchar-Negad - Falstaff PROFIApril 22, 2022
    The new reality

    Metaverse, augmented and virtual reality – when will the long-predicted breakthrough finally arrive? Many factors suggest that this is the year. Where technology has already gained a foothold: KTCHNrebel has the insight.

  • Food TrendsAlexandra GorscheApril 7, 2022
    This is how “The New Normal” will look like in the foodservice industry

    The experiences that have changed our everyday lives and consumer behavior during the pandemic are disrupting tried-and-tested structures, while simultaneously opening up new markets for the food industries. The shift towards sustainability and localism, the e-food movement and everything about post-covid...

  • Food ManagementBarbara E. EulerFebruary 3, 2022
    Digitally into the future of care

    Thanks to sophisticated software, modern hospital kitchens are becoming a sought-after food group. Owners, employees and guests benefit from safe and optimized processes. The kitchen success story at the University Hospital Mannheim shows where the journey is headed and why there...

  • Food ManagementIlona MarxJanuary 25, 2022
    Top six foodservice tips for 2022

    What to do in '22. The new year is here, and it's full of surprises, challenges and opportunities for the world of gastronomy. We gazed into a crystal ball and pinpointed the trends that will shape the restaurant and hospitality sector...

  • Food TrendsLucas Palm - Rolling PinJanuary 20, 2022
    This makes Dieter Meier’s Ojo de Agua cattle farm in Argentina one of the most legendary in the world

    Since 1997, the Swiss pop icon Dieter Meier has run a cattle farm in the Argentinian pampas. Discover why chef of the century Eckart Witzigmann also swears by Meier's unique pasture-raised meat – and why everything depends on keeping the grass...

  • Food TrendsMichael Jones - FCSIJanuary 13, 2022
    Making a difference – Heroes of Hospitality 2021

    From the admirable to the pioneering, we look at the men and women who have stood out from the crowd or gone the extra mile for foodservice and hospitality during an exceptionally challenging period.

  • Food TrendsKatie Morris - FCSIJanuary 5, 2022
    Top ten foodservice trends for 2022

    Looking ahead to 2022 and beyond, to see the key trends that will dominate foodservice and hospitality

  • Food TrendsJessica BraunDecember 30, 2021
    Green gastronomy – with a green conscience

    Organic, fair trade, vegan, local – these seals are intended to increase transparency in food consumption and provide consumers with more oversight. The Greentable association also wants to establish the concept in the gastronomy industry. A look behind the scenes.

  • Food TrendsKTCHNrebel Editor TeamDecember 1, 2021
    Thank you for 3 years of loyalty!

    In the last three years, since our online magazine saw the light of the food service world, over 1.5 million readers have visited us.  We want to say:

  • Food ManagementKatie Morris - FCSINovember 25, 2021
    A step-by-step to social media success

    KTCHN Rebel speaks to foodservice industry PR guru Felicity Read to get the low-down on the dos and don’ts of social media and how chefs can avoid an Instagram faux pas as well as get that perfect photo to share on...

  • Food ManagementBarbara E. EulerNovember 18, 2021
    Where have all the people gone? –Shortage of skilled workers in the hospitality industry

    A gigantic exodus is raging in the hospitality industry, and it's happening all over the world. One reason is the Corona pandemic, but the causes lie much deeper.

  • Food ManagementBarbara E. EulerNovember 12, 2021
    Great taste, less waste

    The coronavirus crisis made it abundantly clear: takeout food and its disposable containers create irresponsible amounts of trash. But alternatives are out there.

  • Food ManagementTina Nielsen - Gastronomieexpertin bei FCSINovember 11, 2021
    Supply and demand: fixing the world’s food supply chain

    As the world continues to recover from the pandemic, foodservice is feeling the effects of a stuttering global supply chain system causing a serious headache for restaurants

  • Food TrendsLucas Palm - RollingPinOctober 29, 2021
    Is the future of (fine) dining vegan?

    From dubious whole-grain glop for militant hippies to Michelin-worthy culinary trend for the top chefs of tomorrow: why vegan food could become restaurants' new normal - and what giant power bills have to do with it.

  • UncategorizedKTCHNrebel Editor TeamOctober 14, 2021
    Autumn – Vibes in the gastronomy

    Now that the days in the northern hemisphere are already getting noticeably shorter again, it is time to say welcome to autumn - also in gastronomy and professional kitchen!

  • Food TechAlexandra Gorsche - Falstaff ProfiOctober 12, 2021
    Service robots – the future of gastronomy?

    Digitization is providing solutions for the current shortage of skilled workers in the gastronomy industry. Will this result in a revolution in human resources policy? An argument in favor of robots.

  • Food TechStephanie Fuchs-Mayr - RollingPinOctober 11, 2021
    The workroom of the future

    Rising personnel and energy costs, a shortage of skilled workers and the pressure to improve efficiency are just three factors that are having a significant impact on professional kitchen planning and operations, both now and in the future. Large and small...

  • Food ManagementBarbara E. EulerOctober 5, 2021
    Disabilities are no disability – enjoy barrier-free

    The future lies in barrier-free services and facilities, including in the gastronomy and hotel industry. Guests with disabilities are often escorted by others and are inclined to remain loyal to successful concepts and enthusiastically recommend them within their circles and communities....

  • Food TrendsIlona MarxSeptember 27, 2021
    FoodCampus Berlin – a place for the nutrition of tomorrow

    To work. To research. To produce. In one place. In Berlin, plans are underway for an extraordinary project geared toward the food manufacturing industry as well as startups, scientists, chefs and other food industry thought leaders. The groundbreaking ceremony will take...

  • Food ManagementTina Nielsen - FCSISeptember 3, 2021
    What’s on the menu?

    Foodservice operators have had to pay close attention to restaurant menus as consumer demands fluctuated during the pandemic. It is a trend that is set to continue.

  • Food TrendsBarbara E. EulerAugust 26, 2021
    The future is now – Food Report 2022

    Corona has changed our consumption and eating habits for good. The reboot of the restaurant and hotel industry gives us a chance to change direction, therefore ensuring we stay on course for the future.

  • Food TechJacquetta Picton - FCSIJuly 14, 2021
    Ghost kitchens: growing the concept

    From multi-purpose equipment to software that evolves with your business, take a look at the next stages in the growth of ghost kitchens globally.

  • Food ManagementBarbara E. EulerJune 29, 2021
    Digitization creates gastro jobs

    Corona has crippled traditional gastronomy. Delivery business is booming. But to really cash in on your web business, you have to come up with something special.

  • Food ManagementMichael Jones - FCSIJune 24, 2021
    Convenience vs. customer experience: the food delivery trade-off?

    Food delivery operators, using ghost kitchens, all aspire to be different, better and special, but can they ever truly match a quality restaurant experience without compromising on convenience, and vice versa?

  • Food TechSonja Planeta – Fallstaff ProfiJune 22, 2021
    Meat substitute: not a disclaimer

    The popularity of plant-based meat substitutes continues. This constantly gives food startups new ideas that leave nothing to be desired in terms of taste. We took a closer look at five innovations.

  • Food TrendsLucas Palm - RollingPinJune 15, 2021
    Do (not) finish me off

    The sound and not-so-young convenience production industry is finally speaking up for itself. Why they feels so at home in their potato outfit these days – and what role first true fan Louis plays.

  • Food TrendsHeike LucasJune 10, 2021
    Stefan Pappert: Bread and games

    If you want to know how to make 90,000 people happy in the shortest amount of time, ask Stefan Pappert. After all, the 3 Lions' lead chef works at Wembley National Stadium, Emirates Arsenal, Chelsea Stamford Bridge as well as Windsor,...

  • Food TrendsAlexandra Gorsche - Falstaff ProfiMay 3, 2021
    Organic Garden

    Rethinking the food cycle with Organic Garden. From the farm to the plate, everything from a single source – that's how you could sum up Organic Garden's sustainable concept.

  • Food PeopleTina Nielsen - FCSIApril 22, 2021
    Seven foodservice start-ups to watch

    Innovation in foodservice remains undimmed, despite a challenging year. We pick seven of the most exciting start-ups to keep an eye on in the future.

  • Food TrendsJacquetta Picton - FCSIApril 19, 2021
    Sustained by the sea

    Providing food for the world’s growing population is a perennial problem. Is it possible to find a way to reap the harvest of the oceans today and sustain this vital resource for tomorrow?

  • Food TrendsMichael Pech - Falstaff ProfiFebruary 3, 2021
    Sharp knives, gentle care

    They are the most sacred tool of any chef and deserve to be properly cared for. How to properly keep knives clean, sharpen them to perfection and store them in the best possible way.

  • Food ManagementTina Nielsen - FCSIJanuary 27, 2021
    Workplace dining: why foodservice must adapt

    With next to no office staff to serve, foodservice in the workplace largely ceased to exist as Covid-19 spread across the world. Post-pandemic it needs to be flexible to fit a market segment in flux.

  • Food ManagementJacquetta Picton - FCSIJanuary 19, 2021
    First and best meal of the day

    As more people now work from home, many experiencing a commute of minutes rather than hours, what will happen to the breakfast-to-go market?

  • Food ManagementJacquetta Picton - FCSIJanuary 12, 2021
    10 key foodservice trends in 2021

    The year 2020 was a year for the industry to forget, but a New Year brings new hope. It also brings new trends – plus, the continuation of some current ones into 2021.

  • Food ManagementTina Nielsen - FCSIDecember 21, 2020
    Sowing the seeds of success

    Plant-based food is proving to be a growing and lucrative profit center for operators worldwide. Alongside the future potential in lab-grown meats, the market represents an opportunity big brands can no longer keep off the menu.

  • Food ManagementTina Nielsen - FCSINovember 26, 2020
    Ghostly growth: the rise of dark kitchens

    The growth of dark or ghost kitchens has accelerated in this challenging year as the delivery-only concept has provided foodservice operators with a different way to trade during the pandemic.

  • Food ManagementBarbara E. EulerNovember 20, 2020
    Ready for all three phases of the pandemic

    Corona comes in waves, and the measures imposed constantly keep us on our toes. At times everything is under control and restrictions are lifted for the most part. However, at other times lockdown measures are adapted according to the current situation...

  • Food TechHeike LucasNovember 18, 2020
    Kitopi – a rising star in the Ghost Kitchen sky

    Kitopi is one of the world's leading cloud-based kitchen platform. Founded in January 2018, Kitopi is now helping more than 150 restaurants to become fit for the age of delivery services. State-of-the-art kitchens and trained personnel form the basis of Kitopi's success.

  • Food TrendsALEXANDRA GORSCHE - FALSTAFF PROFINovember 9, 2020
    Zero waste: empty organic waste containers are the future

    United Against Waste, in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna and the University of Applied Sciences, Oberösterreich, has investigated the sources and causes of food waste. These are the results:

  • Food TrendsHeike LucasOctober 8, 2020
    Vintage cooking, contemporary method

    Sometimes gastronomy behaves like the fashion industry: more and more trends in less and less time. And then, there are things that become timeless. Such as vintage fashion. Or smoking food. But what is behind the trend of re-energizing an apparently...

  • Food TechBarbara E. EulerOctober 5, 2020
    A tasteful step into the future

    These are the times. Nobody knows what it will be like tomorrow, let alone the day after tomorrow. It is futile to ask what gastronomy will look like in the next few decades, what we should get ready for and how...

  • Food 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...

  • Food TrendsRomilly 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...

  • Food TrendsHeike 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...

  • Food 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.

  • 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...

  • Food TechChristiane 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 -...

  • Food 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...

  • Food 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...

  • Food 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.

  • Food TrendsMaya 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,...

  • Food ManagementIsabell KniefFebruary 19, 2020
    Salaries 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...

  • Food 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.

  • Food PeopleHeike 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.

  • Food 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?

  • Food TrendsHeike 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....

  • Food 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...

  • Food TrendsThomas 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.

  • Food ManagementLucas 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.

  • Food TechChristoph 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.

  • Food PeopleHeike 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...

  • Food TrendsMichaela 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,...

  • Food PeopleBarbara 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.

  • Food ManagementNadine OttoJuly 1, 2019
    Uber Eats: Surging to the Top 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”...

  • Food TrendsMichaela 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.

  • Food 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.

  • Food 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...

  • Food 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.

  • Food TrendsLucas Palm - Rolling PinApril 23, 2019
    HYPER, HYPER!

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

  • Food 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...

  • Food 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....

  • Food TrendsVerena 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.

  • Food ManagementNadine OttoFebruary 26, 2019
    Internorga’s food trends study 2019: 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.)

  • Food 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?

  • Food ManagementNadine OttoJanuary 1, 2019
    Ghost 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...

  • Food TechIlona 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.

  • Food TechNadine Otto, Mirco KurreckDecember 1, 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...

  • Food TrendsSusanne CookDecember 1, 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...

  • Food ManagementAstrid MinnichDecember 1, 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,...

  • Food ManagementElly EarlsDecember 1, 2018
    Four foodservice trends for 2019

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