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  • 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...

    Elsie Clark - FCSISeptember 2, 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...

    Nadine Otto, Mirco KurreckJune 17, 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.

    Elly EarlsJune 10, 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....

    Nicola Afchar-Negad - Falstaff PROFIApril 22, 2022
  • Into the metaverse

    Does Facebook’s latest announcement herald the virtual future of the foodservice industry? Katie Morris speaks to expert consultants about the likelihood...

    Katie Morris - FCSINovember 30, 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...

    Alexandra Gorsche - Falstaff ProfiOctober 12, 2021

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  • Kitopi – a rising star in the Ghost Kitchen sky

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    After the worst few months in hospitality history is the app-powered takeout and delivery model of virtual restaurants a beacon of hope or the start of a slippery slope?

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    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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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    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.

  • Ultra-personalization: the next big thing?

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

  • Kimbal Musk: Geek chef

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

  • The high-tech playground

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

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  • 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.