Meet Mathias Jennes & Bram Croon, co-founders of FoodM and main partner of EC Bruges! We are very happy to present one of our most important partners in this new episode of our podcast series ‘Food For Generations’! Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Mathias Jennes en Bram Croon, co-founders of FoodM. This promising start […]
According to The Economists’s international editor Josie Delap and US digital editor Jan Fasman, technology is fast transforming our food production. During a lengthy discussion, they tackle several subjects: ranging from lab-grown meat to vertical farming. Fasman argues that cultured meat or fish (lab-grown) is getting more and more polished. He put the new meat […]
Louis De Jaeger is the author of the book ‘We eten ons dood’, literally translated ‘We are eating ourselves to death’. In his book, he takes us on a voyage from New York to the West-Flemish ‘Westhoek’. With his personal journey he sought answers: ‘Do we know what we eat?’ and ‘Can the future agricultural […]
Pieter Pot, you say? What’s that? A “pot” is dutch for a jar and that’s the core business of Pieter Pot, an online supermarket that delivers packaging-free groceries in reusable glass jars and bottles. Pieter Pot is a start-up from the Netherlands who made their first delivery in Belgium last October. Since then more than 8000 customers in Belgium are ordering their groceries in a “pot”.
In our new series ‘Food for thought’, we challenged several JCI members to make a video about their favorite food / drinks / food sustainability idea and more. First up, is our 2022 NP Laurence Schuurman.
Magali Renard, partner of EC Bruges 2022, is always ready to share her knowledge about food/drinks and trends. She send us this article about the top ten trends for 2022. Get ready to be inspired!
ollowing the hors d’ouevres of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) meeting in Bruges, recently, Oliver Thomas tucks into the topic of how gastronomy can be leveraged within the MICE industry.
How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Hopefully reducing food waste is on your list?! In Flanders (the Flemish region of Belgium where Bruges is situated) every year about 2 million tons of food goes to waste. Worldwide this is an astonishing 1,3 billion ton, which is a third of the total food production.
Belgium is a gastronomic country and the city of Bruges is certainly no exception, it is considered one of Europe’s gastronomic capitals. And Bruges is also the city for the JCI European Conference 2022.