Most people know me as Ramon Beuk, the chef. A couple of years ago this is indeed how the story began. In my book “Terug naar mijn Roti” I elaborate on the start of my career as a chef, and a passion for cooking which all started with my mother in Suriname. I enjoyed creating […]
There I was, done with all the classes at Hotelschool The Hague and ready for my final internship. But… I realised I didn’t want to do my final internship in a hotel. I wanted to know what else was out there and how hospitality can be applied in different sectors. Anywhere that I have an […]
Currently I am in my mid-twenties, a millennial trying to figure out who I am and what I want with my life. Plenty of questions that pop-up in my mind like mosquitos on a hot summer evening on a terrace, and sometimes even just as annoying. Perhaps one of the first things many of us […]
Obviously, this week’s papers are reporting about the staff shortage in the hospitality again. Nearly every guest noticed that in person this weekend in way too many establishments; long waiting times, no hospitable approach and clumsy types without any catering experience. If they even showed up. Too little staff was present, and it was like […]
It feels like last month that me and my classmates were finalising our first year of college. Everyone was overly excited since we were all leaving for our first internship abroad. Away from home, away from our parents and safe pre-set environment. For me it was the first time being away from my home-base for so long, I was excited for all experiences to come. During the preparation our coaches and lecturers told us that this first placement would be highly contributing to our learning process. In what way, we had to figure out and fill-in ourselves.
Why people love to work in Hospitality? It is for the charisma of the job! The special atmosphere and connection you build together, the guests you serve together, the show you create together, the moments before and after rush-hour, the feeling you get when you have done it, the fun you have together.
When it comes down to preparing for a job interview we all do our utmost best. You dress nicely, you wear your favourite perfume, chosen because it is not “too overwhelming”, you do not smoke beforehand, you speak politely, you are on time; Ready. To. Rumble.
Working on a terrace with too less colleagues and way too many guests? And then they also say; “What a relaxed job you have, working in the sun!” We know better. Seven terrace-tips to spice-up your working day and to keep it fun and easy for yourself during the warmest days of the season. 1. […]
Smoke Cloud. The bar on this airport borders the smoking room, just there. It is a wall of glass in the corner all the way in the back, that used to be part of the bar, now separated from the rest. At first glance it does not look unpleasant, a few high tables, the same colours on the wall. The only thing is it’s filled with smoke, which is the reason the people, tanned from their holidays, even look grey-ish.
This term only already makes plenty of large enterprises shiver. The reason for it makes complete sense; what if someone, with a completely different background than you, has a great idea, resulting in a complete demolishment of your industry, business model and thus profit. It sounds rather ridiculous, but what is really happening?
Recently I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days in Italy. I visited some great and very pleasant friends who were on holiday in quiet a rural part of Tuscany where they have hills, woods, gravel roads and above all good food. Excellent food can be found anywhere in the world, that’s not a specific reason to visit a city or region, sorry San Sebastian and Tokyo (Tokyo is the city with the most Michelin stars in the world, 304 stars divided over 226 restaurants).