How two HTH alumni had to close their six restaurants and launched #FITTESTRIJDERS

4 May, 2020
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Kim Lakho & Freek Schraa are HTH Alumni and the founders and owners of Renato’s, an Italian chain of six restaurants throughout The Netherlands.

During these difficult times and despite having to close their restaurants from one day to another, they showed their hospitality soul; they launched an initiative that focuses on the well-being of the heroes working in the healthcare industry.

Looking after our health and well-being is crucial for coping with the current crisis. #FITTESTRIJDERS provides free healthy meals and mental coaching, which is performed by top athletes, making sure healthcare workers can continue delivering top results! In four weeks, they already served >1000 vegetarian meals! 

Mental coaching by top athletes
Fanbased offers programmes to accelerate personal growth and team development. They teamed up with Renato’s to address the mental facet of healthcare workers’ well-being.  Every week, they record inspiring talks by Dutch top athletes to restore the physical, mental and emotional batteries after a full day of work. Anky van Grunsven, Marc Lammers, Marc van de Kuilen, Robin Haase and Joyce Sombroek already joined this initiative!

Kim and Freek need your help in making this an even bigger success! You can donate a meal via

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Hotelschool The Hague

Hotelschool The Hague was founded and funded in 1929 by the hospitality industry to create a central place where industry partners could gain and share new insight, skills and knowledge. Since its foundation, Hotelschool The Hague has become an international hospitality business school specialised in hospitality management, offering a 4-year Bachelor in Hospitality Management. This degree course is also available as the accelerated International Fast Track programme. Our 13-month MBA in Hospitality Management is designed to deliver the next generation of hospitality innovators.

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