Les Tables is a great club of passionate restaurateurs with a love of the industry, but it’s also much more. Our members closely track developments that have an impact on the city, its visitors, and its hospitality industry. In the coming months, the club wants to make an active contribution to issues like innovation, attracting skilled staff, and marketing activities that promote mid-week stays.

 

Mid-week promotion

As an extension of the Maastricht Midweekend campaign, Les Tables wants to experiment with initiatives that can help boost midweek occupancy for its members from Monday to Thursday. To do so, Les Tables plans to connect local traditions, customs, and events.

‘Les Tables plans to establish its own Les Tables Academy to foster knowledge development among members and to forge a stronger bond between future employees and the hospitality sector.’

Collective waste collection

Les Tables is currently exploring the possibility of collective waste collection in the Wyck district, together with Maastricht Bereikbaar and local business association Ondernemend Wyck. Visitors, residents, and entrepreneurs all benefit from a clean, liveable, and pleasant environment. Exploring smart and sustainable waste processing options and combining collective knowledge and effort can help to create a successful and effective collaboration that could generate sustainable results. Les Tables is taking responsibility for its role in this by taking proactive approach to these discussions.

Les Tables Academy

Les Tables plans to establish its own Les Tables Academy to foster knowledge development among members and to forge a stronger bond between future employees and the hospitality sector. From this platform, the club develops workshops to boost knowledge of the hospitality sector, ranging from compulsory emergency response courses to hospitality training sessions. These courses will be open to all Les Tables members in the future. As an added bonus, this helps Les Tables embrace hospitality in Maastricht.

Successful culinary master class in ‘Carnavology’

Many Les Table members have been celebrating Vasteloavend (carnival) since they were born. Partnering with the city’s biggest carnival association De Tempeleers to add a culinary twist to this special carnival tradition was the logical next step. During the ‘Carnavology’ master class, held for the first time this year by De Tempeleers, restaurants Rozemarijn, Mes Amis, and Au Mouton Blanc, and café De Poshoorn let their creative and culinary juices flow. The result: three successful evenings that introduced guests to the history of carnival in Maastricht and tested their knowledge during a Vasteloavend quiz, all while enjoying delicious food!

 

Bron: W!M lente editie 2019, Centrummanagement Maastricht.