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"I no longer want to think about guides or stars": international chefs rethink life after COVID-19

René Redzepi went from 350 euro menus to 16 euro burgers and Mauro Colagreco wants to continue to give a memorable experience to his guests. Among the biggest names in gastronomy, each has its own way of digesting the coronavirus crisis.

BY RSVP May 29,2020

Is the good old picnic the near future of food pop-ups?

With summer fast approaching, people will lure outside even though COVID-19 continues to spread. A picnic can be the perfect solution to dine outside without endangering yourself or others.

BY RSVP May 27,2020

Save a restaurant one recipe at a time

A new website lets chefs and restaurants share their recipes to the public to raise money for their businesses. See how you can share yours if you are a chef.

BY RSVP May 26,2020

Why Restaurants Are Not F*****

An acclaimed Ottawa entrepreneur, Joelle Parenteau, writes about the challenges restaurants face during coronavirus and how this was a wake-up call for the industry.

BY Joelle Parenteau May 20,2020

Coronavirus: Mental Health is the Dark side of the Restaurant Industry

If mental health was one of the biggest and most silent issues in the restaurant industry, imagine what's doing to chefs and staff during a crisis like the one we are living in.

BY RSVP May 20,2020

Coronavirus might change Eleven Madison Park's menu forever

As restaurants adapt to the Covid-19 world, chefs are already rethinking their signature dishes.

BY RSVP May 06,2020

Farm-to-table becomes farm-to-home

Coronavirus crisis could change our relationship to food forever. See how restaurants and farmers are helping each other fighting the pandemic.

BY RSVP April 29,2020

Is this the "new normal" for reopening restaurants?

Disposable menus, reduced tables, and servers with masks and gloves.

BY RSVP April 22,2020

RSVP offers relief for the dining industry to fight COVID-19

RSVP, the admin and bookings management platform for the dining industry is helping in four different areas.

BY RSVP April 20,2020

3 Easy Steps to Sell Your Gift Vouchers with RSVP

We have made our voucher and merchandise module available now whether or not you are using our restaurant booking system, which was a previous requirement.

BY RSVP April 16,2020

Easily set up a takeout service with RSVP

Follow the instructions below to quickly set up a takeout service for your establishment without contracts and hefty fees by using RSVP’s event ticketing tool. You can get this going in a few minutes.

BY RSVP April 16,2020

The food industry will be different after coronavirus. Let's look at that as an opportunity

Hear from chefs that look at the pandemic as an opportunity to think about how to transform and future proof the restaurant world now, so this will save the industry in the long run.

BY RSVP April 10,2020

Coronavirus: Are government measures sufficient to save restaurants?

Providing relief to the people and companies that are most affected, until the emergency abates, is welcome. But is it enough? How many restaurants will survive? How much debt will they be carrying?

BY RSVP April 08,2020

How Instagram cooking classes are keeping people together during coronavirus

As many people all over the world are social distancing and self-quarantining, some are using technology to bring them together.

BY RSVP March 25,2020

How to continue generating revenue in times of the Coronavirus

Actionable ways to survive COVID-19.

BY RSVP March 16,2020

Recipes for Survival against the COVID-19 — Coronavirus Cuisine

A chef, culinary scientist, and fermentation specialist’s take on diet, wellness, and kitchen cleanliness that can help you prevent and thrive against COVID -19.

BY Ian Cairns March 16,2020

Coronavirus is being devastating to the food industry

Many restaurants are closing, others are seeing unprecedented drops in reservations.

BY RSVP March 13,2020

Fermentation

Fermenting is an easy but nutritious way to preserve foods to enjoy out of season. Learn what it is and how to do it.

BY RSVP March 11,2020

Alcohol-free cocktails? Find them in your neighbourhood restaurant or bar

The world of non-alcoholic spirits and drink alternatives has grown far beyond the gimmicky trend of “dry January” and beverages long derided as mocktails.

BY RSVP March 04,2020

These are the most beautiful restaurants in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveller

These are the prettiest restaurants and cool cafés from Ibiza to Stockholm to Los Angeles.

BY RSVP March 04,2020

Watch one of San Pellegrino’s top ten young chefs cook in Hong Kong

Ex-Noma, Tickets and Mugaritz Alum, chef Pablo Lagrange brought his Argentinian inspired cuisine to Hong Kong for a four-night pop-up.

BY RSVP March 02,2020

What is the “why” of a restaurant?

Food anthropologist Natasha Bunzl reports from the sold-out event "The Restaurant as a Research Site" at the NY University.

BY Natasha Bunzl March 02,2020

When you think of Wuhan, think of hot dry noodles

The Chinese city of Wuhan might have become synonymous with the coronavirus outbreak, but many of us have forgotten the traditional Wuhan delicacy, which happens to be 100% plant-based.

BY RSVP March 02,2020

Is Noma going to get three stars this year?

Journalist Rasmus Palsgård predicts the winners of the Michelin Guide Nordic Countries 2020.

BY Rasmus Palsgård March 02,2020

How do we improve something without changing it?

Alex Smith, from Copenhagen Distillery, discusses the importance of improving a drink or dish while maintaining its identity.

BY Alex Smith March 02,2020

Ferran Adrià says it's unfair to pay 800€ salaries

The head chef at the trendsetting restaurant El Bulli is worried about the pay gap in hospitality.

BY RSVP March 02,2020

Waiter, there's a climate surcharge in my bill

How a 1% surcharge on restaurant bills can help fight climate change.

BY RSVP March 02,2020

All your plastic water and soda bottles now give you free metro tickets

At least in Rome. The city is implementing a bottle recycling scheme where you can exchange plastic waste for metro rides.

BY RSVP March 02,2020

This entirely waste-free wine-bar sets a new standard

The space in Brooklyn is finding ways to eliminate food waste from their premises.

BY RSVP March 02,2020

Michelin Guide and TripAdvisor join forces

Would it be good for restaurants? That's the question.

BY RSVP December 04,2019

Karime López is first female Mexican chef to win a Michelin star

Head chef at the restaurant Gucci Osteria in Florence, Italy, owned by chef Massimo Bottura, López was the only woman in the Italian entries to be awarded a star this year.

BY RSVP November 19,2019

Learn how to be a cook before you become a chef

Knowing how the kitchen and restaurant works is vitally important to becoming a chef. This is Countertalk's Ravneet Gill, and her perception of the food industry today.

BY Ravneet Gill October 16,2019

Peas and carrots? How to understand flavor with a simple dish

Inside guidance from Ian Cairns.

BY Ian Cairns October 11,2019

20-year-old chef wins a U. N. environmental award for helping cacao farmers

Chef Louise Mabulo has been named by the United Nations Environment Programme a "Young Champion of the Earth."

BY RSVP September 25,2019

Do you know how to be a chef in a mega-restaurant world?

Inside guidance from Ian Cairns, an intern at Noma's fermentation lab.

BY Ian Cairns September 24,2019

"What do I do when I want to cry in the kitchen?"

This is the first article of a series with Countertalk's Ravneet Gill, and her perception of the food industry today.

BY Ravneet Gill September 24,2019

"Is opening a restaurant a waiting game?"

Here is the second article of a series with Countertalk's Ravneet Gill, and her perception of the food industry today.

BY Ravneet Gill September 24,2019

A "sea of plastic" to produce organic tomatoes

The organic tomatoes coming from Andalusia come with extra costs: overexploitation of human and natural resources.

BY RSVP September 06,2019

5 ways Instagram is Transforming Modern Restaurant Design

Trendy restaurants are finding new ways to cater to a new crowd of diners.

BY RSVP August 28,2019

Follow the example and stop using cling film in your restaurant

First straws, now cling film. Restaurants are slowly getting rid of single-use plastic.

BY RSVP August 21,2019

Even a Michelin-starred chef wants restaurants to stop serving avocado

And you should stop eating them.

BY RSVP August 13,2019

#UntrendingWine: connecting chefs to small wine producers

This company wants you (and chefs) to hear the word “natural” differently.

BY RSVP August 13,2019

These knives are used in some of the best restaurants in the world

France-based knife maker Roland Lannier produces handmade knives used at global hotspots.

BY RSVP August 13,2019

Learn about food and fermentations with this funny series

If you haven't seen It's Alive!, you need to start watching.

BY RSVP August 13,2019

Women of Food: a new database that wants to address gender equality

"We want to make women in gastronomy equally visible and influential," explain the founders.

BY RSVP August 13,2019

Women chefs are the stars in this film

It's all about female chefs who are changing the face of the restaurant industry, taking on challenge after challenge along the way.

BY RSVP August 13,2019

This is the hottest new pasta shape

Have you heard of caramelle?

BY RSVP August 13,2019

This map shows you all the women-led restaurants across America

Food-delivery service GrubHub created a special website called RestaurantHER that highlights all restaurants that are owned, co-owned, or partnered with women.

BY RSVP August 13,2019

Want to book a table? Send them a letter

If you are interested in dining at this restaurant in 2018 you must send your requests by mail.

BY RSVP August 13,2019