Cult Wines · 18 Sep
For both casual and avid wine drinkers alike, tasting notes are an important barometer in gauging how likely one is to enjoy that particular wine. While the memory of tasting wines may last for several days, when you frequently taste many wines in a short period of time, they can be hard to accurately remember down to the last detail. Of course, the best and worst wines almost always stick out, but the vast majority of wines fall somewhere in between. This is why it's important to take useful tasting notes.
HotStats Limited · 17 Sep
With COVID-19 slicing into hotel profit, cutting food costs is more important than ever—especially with so many hotels now relying on food and beverage (F&B) services to meet guest expectations.
Knowingli · 10 Sep
We now find ourselves passing the half-way mark of 2020, and it's been a wild ride. Surely, an unexpected one, but nonetheless, the 'unprecedented times' ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic have become our certain reality (at least, for now). And although global circumstances have presented no shortage of challenges of both the economic and personal variety, they have also provided us with an inspiring takeaway: pressure makes diamonds. Or, in this case, a pandemic breeds innovation.Despite the strain felt by countless industries and brands over the last five months, the COVID-19 era has acted as a catalyst to the creation of some incredible, imaginative business concepts. The latest to capture our attention?
RoomOrders, Inc. · 10 Sep
A friend of mine who is high up in the finance world said congratulations to me the other day. He said he noticed in the media that RoomOrders appeared to be doing well in these dire circumstances and that he takes his hat off to me.
Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited · 10 Sep
In the midst of the summer of COVID, most patrons relish the chance to comfortably eat outside on a restaurant patio, all adequately physically distanced from other customers. Barring a few staunch objectors, others who would prefer to be seated indoors can empathize with the present state of affairs and bite the bullet.
EHL · 9 Sep
With the exponential growth of the beer industry in Switzerland over the past decade, beer tourism has emerged as a tourist activity in its own right across many cantons. Craft breweries showcasing their beer together with local members of the community have set up beer hiking tours where tourists walk around stunning Swiss landscapes, tasting local beers, meeting local brewers and enjoying the local food. Highly attractive to beer aficionados, beer tourism is becoming an interesting experiential activity in Switzerland where tourists combine leisure and discovery.
Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited · 7 Sep
An age-old expression that any good chef knows is that people also eat with their eyes. As any manager who runs a successful cocktail bar can also attest, the same is true for beverages, and we can apply this principle to enhance wine sales.
SevenRooms F&B Blog · 5 Sep
Believe it or not, Labor Day Weekend 2020 is here, closing out one of the most unusual summers in recent history. After several months of stay-at-hom
SevenRooms F&B Blog · 4 Sep
At the start of 2020, many restaurants had to temporarily stop on-premise dining to slow the spread of COVID-19. Now, as they reopen with capacity li
CAL Poly Pomona · 27 Aug
The new COVID-19 cases finally showed signs of declines across the U.S., but definitely, we should still take cautionary measures to avoid another wave of infections. Now, some people have already claimed that this pandemic would forever change the travel industry.
Vizergy · 24 Aug
Given the current state of the world, travelers are seeking out hotels offering wellness-based amenities and a focus on fitness, nutrition, and holistic experiences. What type of amenities and property features should you highlight to entice travelers to book a stay?
Cult Wines · 21 Aug
Heatwave conditions, where temperatures have exceeded 30 degrees, are set to continue in parts of southern and central England. The picnic is a great British institution, and it's likely to be more popular than ever as people turn their attention to safer socialising outdoors. And what picnic would be complete without a bottle of wine to complete British summertime drinking? We spoke to Head of Fine Wine at Cult Wines, Lukas Kolodziejczyk, who outlines what styles of wine are among the most picnic-friendly.
EHL · 20 Aug
An interview with senior lecturer, Cyrille Lecossois, who teaches culinary arts and the Research & Development programs at EHL. He explains the significant and successful changes that have been implemented post-COVID-19 in order to guarantee safety at the school in all areas relating to his teaching practice.
Oracle Hospitality · 18 Aug
As a standard-bearer for hospitality, Las Vegas is drawing the industry's attention as it establishes protocols to resume business in an altered marketplace.
HVS · 13 Aug
Global tourism has been expanding rapidly over the past few decades, and this was a primary factor driving the hospitality industry before the coronavirus outbreak. Growth projected by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), set the expected number of tourist arrivals across the globe at more than 1.5 billion by 2020.COVID-19 had other ideas, however, and 2020 has turned out to be the year everything changed. Hotel food and beverage (F&B) operations are among some of the most-affected industries.
Publicis Sapient · 12 Aug
According to The Treasury, UK diners used the government's "eat out to help out" scheme more than 10.5 million times in its first week. And early indications are that this scheme, combined with the recent warm weather, has had an immediate effect in driving an increase in footfall to restaurants, cafes, and pubs during the early to mid-week period- typically the quietest days.
Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited · 10 Aug
Pre-pandemic, the operative model for many hotels was to generate core earnings through the rooms division with more-or-less break even or slightly positive support from one's F&B offerings.
HotStats Limited · 4 Aug
As COVID-19 plows through the hospitality industry, it's carving new paths to profit along the way. Moving forward, hotel food and beverage (F&B) services will be among the most transformed departments in the post-COVID-19 world.
Hospitality Digital GmbH · 3 Aug
This is the continuation of the article 'Data analysis, learn the basics'. The rules of the game are still the same. The next three data-driven tactics have a higher degree of complexity to be applied. Ming-Tai Huh, a famous restaurant owner said, "It is easy to open a restaurant, the hard part is to run it and make money over a long period of time". Technology is the enabler of long-term success. Now that the cost of mobile app and cloud data dashboards are drastically decreasing, small restaurants can take the guesswork out of their daily routine and base their decisions on data.
EHL · 3 Aug
Dr. Philippe Masset and Dr. Jean Philippe Weisskopf are both associate professors at EHL specializing in Empirical Finance and Wine Economics. They are founding members of the Alliance for Research on Wine & Hospitality Management and have written extensively on the subject. Here they share with us some useful tips on vital pre-learning material for any potential student of economics, equity, finance and management.
EHL · 28 Jul
"All sorrows are less with bread", 16th century Spanish novelist and poet, Miguel De Cervantes. Few can argue the importance of this 30,000 year old foodstuff that is the most widely-consumed comestible product in the world. Despite the increase in gluten-intolerance and low-carb diets, bread - in all its varied guises - is still top of the shopping list and continues to be considered “the staff of life”.
Dusit · 21 Jul
The winds of change have never blown so fiercely - ripping and tearing through our communities, our businesses, and our lives - feeding on disruption in the midst of chaos and leaving millions of people reeling in shock.
Hospitality Digital GmbH · 20 Jul
Big data helps companies identify new opportunities in the realms of cost reduction, faster and better decision making, as well as in creating new products and services. In highly competitive industries where there is the need for quick decisions in order to stay competitive, the right set of technologies to analyze trends and business performance is crucial to staying ahead of the curve.
HotStats Limited · 17 Jul
When 2020 is over and done with (could not come sooner, right?), "social distancing" will be the frontrunner for buzz term of the year. It doesn't even matter that the World Health Organization has lobbied vigorously for the phrase to be dropped in favor of "physical distancing."
EHL · 15 Jul
Calling foodie fans and would-be students of all things F&B. Members of the EHL award-winning Culinary Arts department have given us a peek at their favorite books on the theme of gastronomy. Their titles range from traditional subjects like recipes and cuisine theory to the etymology of gastro vocabulary and the science of pots and pans. Truly fascinating insights into the literature that got them excited about entering into and mastering their culinary profession. So why not put Harry Potter and the Dark Arts aside and dedicate your summer reading to the magically infinite world of the Culinary Arts instead?
Cornell · 10 Jul
Restaurants that allow diners to book reservations on a flexible schedule can increase revenues by up to 21 percent over those that use rigid reservation timing for patrons, according to a new study by Gary Thompson, professor of service operations research at the School of Hotel Administration. What's more, the flexible scheduling has little effect on customer service.