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Mackensie Freedman

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Trending: the best coronavirus response policies from hotels around the world

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on May 25, 2020 4:59:21 PM

Under coronavirus, everything about the function, service, message and meaning of hotels has changed. If restrictions have been lifted in your area and you’re looking at reopening your hotel, or resuming normal operations, there’s a lot to consider.

Luckily, there are a few hotels leading by example in this arena. In today’s blog post, we’re looking at some of the best reopening strategies and approaches from hotels around the world.

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Topics: Hotels, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, Hospitality training, Bars, COVID-19

How to pair beer with food - a beginner's guide

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on May 20, 2020 11:24:14 AM

Not a fan of wine? This one’s for you. Beer has always been a popular choice to enjoy alongside a meal, yet we tend to think of ‘food pairing’ as something that belongs to wine-drinkers. Pairing food and beverage seems to have a reputation for being a bit fancy, a bit tricky, and probably not something many of us worry about at home.

Today, we’re shaking off those old assumptions to see how easy it can be to pair beer with your dinner at home and get the best out of both.

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Topics: Hospitality staff, COVID-19

New course! Typsy chats with 'Pastry Fundamentals' instructor Kay-Lene Tan

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on May 19, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Do you have a taste for tortes, an eagerness for entremets, a penchant for all things pastry? Look no further. Typsy's latest course, 'Pastry fundamentals', is out now - and instructor Kay-Lene Tan knows better than most what it takes to be a pastry chef. 

In today's blog, Kay-Lene chats with Typsy about the industry, what it's like to be a pastry chef, and reveals her top tips for home cooks. 

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hotels, Hospitality insights, Typsy updates, Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, Hospitality training

Course spotlight: Espresso coffee fundamentals with Hugh Kelly

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on May 18, 2020 9:27:23 AM

It's been a trying couple of months for everyone in hospitality - but the tide is beginning to turn. Around the world, governments are looking at easing restrictions, meaning it won't be too long before skilled baristas will once again be in high demand. 

Get ready to amp up your barista career (for free!) with expert barista Hugh Kelly as he goes through everything you need to know to become a gun behind the coffee machine.

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Topics: Hospitality career tips, Hotels, Typsy updates, Schools, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, Hospitality training

Hospitality after coronavirus: reopening requirements you need to know

Posted by Mackensie Freedman on May 15, 2020 6:11:21 PM

After a long period of take-away only mandates on food service venues, the COVID-19 curve is finally flattening and the hospitality engine is starting up again. But that doesn’t mean we’re quite out of the woods yet – restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, and hotels will likely still need to adhere to certain regulations and requirements for some time.

It might sound like a daunting prospect to make sure your reopen is COVID-compliant – but never fear. This handy guide will walk you through what you can expect for reopening restrictions, no matter where you are in the world.

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Topics: Hotels, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, Hospitality training, Bars, COVID-19