- Rational’s TrendTalk: Looking over the edge of the plate
In TrendTalk 12, the panel of experts of Rational’s TrendTalk looked to the future – the technological changes that are happening...July 6, 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...June 30, 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....June 13, 2023
- Vegan, sustainable, regional: The products from “The Green Mountain” are currently inspiring chefs and their guests
The Green Mountain champions nature awareness, sustainability and plant-based (professional) cuisine. The Swiss start-up develops products for the gastronomy industry that...May 15, 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....May 10, 2023
- The world’s top six most spectacular restaurants
Dining innovations are taking gastronomy further than ever before – from the heights of Peru’s mountain scapes to underwater in Bali,...April 25, 2023
- Tropical fruit with a bright green pulp: this is what kiwano tastes like
When you first look at the kiwano from the outside with its blunt, horn-like thorns, you can hardly guess the scrumptiousness of what's inside.
- Flower Burger – how this vegan burger chain made its international breakthrough
Vegan burgers have long been a featured product and an important component of many snack concepts – and not just vegan ones. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for your product range to stand out from the crowd. But it is...
- Eatrenalin at Europa-Park: Experience food in a way you never did before
Ground-breaking new restaurant concept Eatrenalin, located at Europa-Park in Germany, promises “the most exciting gastronomic experience in the world”.
- A plant-powered start to 2023: 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.
- These are currently the most expensive restaurants in the world
For connoisseurs, every fine morsel is worth the cost. Whether it’s spectacular locations or world-class chefs, the most expensive restaurants are usually booked months in advance.
- Food School: What does Nashi actually taste like…?
Nashi pears: The fruit with a sweet and aromatic taste and a double name
- Delicious and healthy food concept – POKE HOUSE RULES
With a growing consumer appetite for delicious healthy food, Poke House has been serving up poke bowls in its uniquely styled premises across Europe. UK Country Manager Juan Mosqueda spoke to Jacquetta Picton about its expansion plans and encouraging growth in...
- 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 and football: What to expect from foodservice at the Qatar World Cup 2022
As three billion international viewers tune into the Football World Cup this month, Qatar has the opportunity to showcase its culture to the world, and food and foodservice will be one of the champions.
- Freshly caught seafood: Straight from the bottom of the sea to your mouth
What was unthinkable yesterday is a hot commodity today: shellfish delivered alive and freshly caught. Norwegian fishing pioneers, high-tech and the fine palates of chefs such as René Redzepi make this possible.
- From nose to tail: That is why an increasing number of chefs are embracing breeding
Whether cattle, water buffalo, mangalitza pigs or poultry, many chefs are now breeding animals themselves. The motto here is from nose to tail. KTCHNrebel spoke to top chefs from Switzerland, Germany and France. A glimpse into a cooking philosophy beyond factory...
- 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,...
- They do it! Gastro heavyweight Enchilada takes off to new success with ghost kitchens
For years, it has been one of Germany's top-selling leisure restaurants and among the top 30 largest gastronomy companies in Germany: the Enchilada Group with many strong concepts and individual restaurants. In fact, they have around 100 businesses, which bring in...
- Meringue: the art behind the white, airy-sweet temptation
It is white as snow and can be prepared following a French, Swiss or Italian recipe. You can bake it, eat it directly as a sweet treat, or use it as a decoration on cakes. Almost everyone knows it and has...
- What does crystalline ice plant actually taste like…
Healthy and good: With its slightly salty taste, crystalline ice plant is full of surprises and vitamins.
- Eric Vildgaard: Great plates instead of terror.
Eric Vildgaard's story reads like the premise for an action-packed Hollywood sensation. That this former thug and drug dealer turned into one of the best chefs in Europe has everything to do with respect, precision and discipline – not to mention...
- 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!
- 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...
- 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.
- Ice cream: the science behind the frosty treat
Macadamia nut brittle, white chocolate cookie, salted-caramel cheesecake? Or do you prefer the classics—vanilla, chocolate chip, butter pecan? It's the most beautiful time of the year, and the higher the temperatures rise, the more we crave ice cream. But as we're...
- Roadkill cuisine: Outstanding ingredients killed on the road
Eating a corpse found on the road doesn't sound very appetizing. Is Roadkill Cuisine unfairly given a bad reputation? In an (involuntary) self-test, even a Michelin star chef was impressed.
- Vitus Winkler and his gourmet restaurant Kräuterreich: Cheerful summit for the palate
In Salzburgerland, four-toque chef Vitus Winkler delights guests from all over the world with his subtle Alpine cuisine. He prefers to start his day collecting herbs in nature. KTCHNrebel met up with this likable man in his mid-thirties for a chat.
- 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...
- An old school favorite with a twist: Dry aging, but with fish
Dry Aging has always been associated with beef – but not rightly so. Pioneers such as Australian top chef Josh Niland show that the full potential of fish is also only unlocked when dry-aged. How exactly this works – and what...
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- Zero food waste: getting the best from leftovers
Instock is the name of a restaurant and wholesale grocery store in Amsterdam. They cook and sell vegetables, meat and fish here, which would otherwise have been discarded. Their zero-waste concept has given rise to a fine flavor experience and a...
- 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...
- Game cuisine – all about cooking beaver, badger or racoon
It's not all just venison or wild boar. After all, many other creatures live in the forest and mountains. Ever cooked up a beaver, badger or racoon? What sounds exotic today was once considered a delicacy. It's time to start rethinking...
- Best Chefs of Instagram 2021
Haute cuisine meets snackable content: the perfect mix! It's not just in kitchens around the world that things are bubbling, simmering and sizzling away. Many international top chefs are also brandishing their virtual wooden spoons on Instagram. The result? Feeds and...
- “There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.”
The trip to Hiša Franko takes you along winding country roads and follows the turquoise Soča River through a valley with the same name in the Julian Alps. Kobarid, a small town in northern Slovenia, lies in the middle of spectacular...
- Food School: red bananas
The popular tropical fruit decked out in an extraordinary garment: red bananas. braised, roasted or baked, the red banana enriches many dishes thanks to its wonderful flavor. This fruit tastes really great combined with oranges, kiwis, pineapples, mangos and peaches.
- Seaweed – the answer to everything
"Not only is this ocean superfood extremely healthy, it also can solve both global food and environmental problem," says the young Irish marine biologist, Paul O'Connor. With his startup "This is Seaweed" he's looking for possible ways to bring this tasty...
- A collision of taste, aromas and sensor technology
Whether you're sensitive to bitter tastes or not, no other taste component has greater individual, varying personal perceptions. Sensor technology findings are still used relatively seldom in gastronomy. However, understanding how to deal with taste and aroma in the proper way...
- 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:
- Inua vs Corona: How the Japanese Noma fights the virus
Copenhagen's Noma is considered one of the best restaurants in the world. René Redzepi's radical focus on only using local products, creating purism on the plate and a casual to hospitality – all this has inspired many young chefs around the...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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,...
- 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...
- 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....
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- “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...
- 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...
- Culinary schools: shortcuts to kitchen paradise?
Culinary schools can set you back between $15,000 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...
- 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...