Tag Archives: food

Cringeworthy Menu Descriptions at a Restaurant Near You!!

If you are anything like me, you always look at restaurant menus with interest.  Is that the hospitality manager in me or just my stomach talking? Well, the truth is probably a little of both… It’s worse if I am on vacation, as the most important decision of the day is where to go for […]

Hipster Culture is Killing the Hospitality Industry!

According to the dictionary, a hipster is a usually ‘a person who is trendy, stylish, or progressive in an unconventional way; someone who is hip’. The hipster subculture is stereo-typically composed of young adults who reside in gentrified neighbourhoods and are broadly associated with indie lifestyles, non-mainstream fashion, hold pacifist and green views, are often […]

Anti-Aging Super Foods for your Next Menu…

  The quest for youth is never ending –  here are some anti-ageing super foods from the fruit and veggie patch that you really should be adding to your next menu…   1. Blueberries Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat to fight aging. With the highest concentration of antioxidants of all […]

8 Foods to help regulate your mood and stress levels…

    The hospitality business is well known for being a stressful industry, and keeping that happy smiling face even in adversity can be as simple as eating the right things. Here are some suggestions: 1. Fish like salmon are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Research shows that they may also help boost mood […]

Using Instagram in Hospitality – a bit of a No-Brainer!

Many people thought Mark Zuckerberg crazy for spending US$1 billion to buy Instagram back in 2012, but now it has established itself as a leading social media channel. According to Statista (statista.com) Instagram had more than 700 million active users as of April 2017 and was continuing to grow at a pace. Whilst originally skewed […]

The Conde Nast Gold List: The Favourite Hotels of 2016…. where is yours?

I have just seen the recent ‘Gold List’ of favourite hotels for 2016 from ‘Conde Nast’ and to my amazement haven’t found a single hotel in the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt or Saudi Arabia with a lone property mentioned in Oman. The question of course is what happened?  Where are all the Middle East hotels […]

5-star hotels in different parts of the world…

Following my recent journey through Europe and the Middle East I noticed the many different hotel standards that all claimed to be either 5-star or 4-star superior… For the trained or untrained eye, it was painful to see what so-called 5-star hotels have become over the years; something regular travellers have been rightly whinging about […]

What’s happened to restaurant service?

I hear, read and experience every excuse in the book why restaurant service has taken a turn for the worse, but do we really have to accept it? I don’t want to bad mouth and criticise innocent restaurant or hotel operators, but we seem to be going in a very wrong direction in the service industry. […]