Entries by Jonathan Doughty

Johnny’s Diary #2: Talking meat with Hendrik Haase

As ECE develops its new food spaces in Berlin, Frankfurt, Budapest and many other cities, I am working hard to find the real “on the ground” food experts who we can work with to support their beliefs and causes and to help us bring to our places amazing and different food. It is a perfect collaboration and one which is working well for all parties. Last week, I went to meet Hendrik Haase at his restaurant “Kumpel & Keule Speisewirtschaft” in Berlin to talk about some collaborations we are planning.

Johnny’s Diary #1: When Johnny met Fabien

I love to cook and I love to entertain and give people a great time. Combining both of those passions into a career has been an amazing experience. Today, I would like to tell you a little bit about a very special experience which I had about two months ago while away on a business trip to Cannes in the south of France.

“Easy Dining”: Sit down, relax and enjoy your meal

You all know the situation when you go to a restaurant during lunch break and you are in a hurry. You don’t want to just grab anything quickly, you want to sit, relax, chat with your colleagues – and of course, eat some tasty food, but at your own speed, with you in control. At ECE we love food and we want our customers to enjoy it. We are working hard to make sure the food in our centers doesn’t just feed people. And we have just launched the test of another innovative pilot project at Skyline Plaza in Frankfurt.

My Perfect Easter – Hot Cross Buns

The Easter holiday is always a special one. The first real holiday after Christmas, wrapped around a weekend, makes it something to really look forward as a time with family and friends. Food plays a big part in these social events and I thought it would be interesting to share a little of what goes on at the table in our house over this long weekend. Maybe our traditional British treat is something you would enjoy as well?

Busy times

This is always an interesting time of the year in the foodservice and shopping industry, especially now I am in Germany. Both ICSC RECon, held in London at the beginning of March, and INTERNORGA, held in Hamburg, take place within a few days of each other and you need all your stamina and resources to […]

Serious Burger Business

This week we held the first WE LOVE FOOD “3E” event for ECE colleagues in Hamburg. At WE LOVE FOOD we all want to make sure our projects have Excitement, Entertainment and Emotion – the original founding principles of what our foodservice program is all about. We check and make sure that we are delivering […]