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Food & Beverage

SPOTLIGHT ON David Varley, Vice President – Food & Beverage, Canyon Ranch

By Sharon Hirschowitz How can you not get excited listening to David talk about his passion for plant-facing cuisine and inspiring guests to take their recipes home? A trendsetter in the luxury hospitality food & beverage realm, he is dedicated to leading the way to wellness through the art of healthy eating. What culinary trends…

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Singita, School of Cooking – Changing Lives

Singita is taking its conservation program, the Singita School of Cooking, to the next level by way of a partnership with Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York. Young and talented female graduate Tsakane Khoza (TK) has traveled from a small village in South Africa to the United States to embark on a culinary journey as an intern at renowned…

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The evolution of the morning meal

Once a domain of tradition, breakfast has undergone and transformation with a few pioneers taking the morning meal to the next level. Leading the charge is Arnaud Donckele (France’s youngest three Michelin-starred Chef) at La Vague d’Or at Résidence de la Pinede Hotel) who has created a perfectly balanced menu in partnership with dietitian Virginie Rodriguez.…

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5 Steps To Correctly Interview A Chef

By: Barak Hirschowitz For more than 12 years I have had the pleasure of recruiting chefs for top kitchens across the globe.  Sourcing kitchen talent for the world’s best hospitality hotels, restaurants and cruise lines keeps me close to the kitchen trade, where I started my hospitality career in the early 90’s.   By now I…

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Food Trends at Hotels

by: Elise Krentzel Back in the 90’s, The Paramount in NYC recommended its guests buy breakfast at an upmarket style take-away adjacent to the property. People have always been on the go, especially in metropolis’ yet now the speed at which customers want service seems to 100x faster than before. Thanks to smart phone apps…

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Cocktail Craft

By Sharon Hirschowitz The hotel bar has seen an elevated status the past few years, as boundaries between spaces have opened and millennials, especially, are content to work play eat wherever they feel the most connected at that moment. Always on the look-out for the next big thing yet wanting to genuinely feel the local…

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The Italian Coffee Standard

2015 has been an exhilarating year for Lavazza, the coffee company founded by Luigi Lavazza in Turin, Italy in 1895. Not only did Lavazza celebrate 120 years and four generations as a family-owned company, it also launched its first ever US broadcast media campaign, became the official coffee of the US Open, entered the second…

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Gourmet Italy – a new breed of gastronomy

By Sharon Kilby Experience Classic and Contemporary Cooking at some of Italy’s leading luxury hotels. Italy is without a doubt one of the top destinations for travellers who are looking for an epicurean adventure and the choice of luxury hotels offering gourmet experiences is steadily on the rise. Originally, culinary tours in Italy were simple…

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