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  • 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.

    Lucas Palm-Rolling PinNovember 4, 2019
  • Work less pay hard!

    Work hard, play hard is on its way out. What Generation Z expects from the working world - and how...

    Lucas Palm - Rolling PinOctober 31, 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.

    Maida Pineda-FCSIOctober 28, 2019
  • No crap

    From Zero to Hero: More and more restaurateurs have had enough of food waste and excess packaging. Nolla in Helsinki and...

    Laura Jung - Rolling PinOctober 21, 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...

    Alexandra Polic - Rolling PinOctober 16, 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...

    Sarah Helmanseder-Rolling PinOctober 8, 2019

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  • 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.

  • Hot Commodities

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  • 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...

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  • Welcome to the future

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  • Not trash but treasure

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  • No kitchen? No problem!

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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Word power! – The perfect tone for menus

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  • 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...

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    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.

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  • Four-day weeks: This restaurant chain’s serving work-life balance

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  • Levelling up Turkish gastronomy

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  • The restaurant-maker

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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  • Face off

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  • Tableside circus

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  • 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”.

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    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...

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    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?

  • Feed the feed – Instagram for restaurants

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

  • Six tips for beating skilled staff shortages

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  • Full house, empty kitchens?

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  • Aquaponics: symbiotic habitats for food of the future

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

  • Bugs, not bunny: how insects are revolutionizing gastronomy

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