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Monday, April 11, 2016

What's Hot: 2016 Culinary Forecast

What’s Hot: 2016 Culinary Forecast
The National Restaurant Association survey professional chefs, members of the American Culinary Federation on which food, cuisines, beverages and culinary themes will be hot trends on restaurant menus in the year ahead.  The What’s Hot in 2016 survey was conducted in the fall of 2015 with nearly 1,600 chefs.  Top 20 food trends are below.
  1. Locally sourced meats and seafood
  2. Chef-driven fast-casual concepts
  3. Locally grown produce
  4. Hyper-local sourcing
  5. Natural ingredients/minimally processed food
  6. Environmental sustainability
  7. Healthy kids’ meals
  8. New cuts of meat
  9. Sustainable seafood
  10. House-made/artisan ice cream
  11. Ethnic condiments/spices
  12. Authentic ethnic cuisine
  13. Farm/estate branded items
  14. Artisan butchery
  15. Ancient grains
  16. Ethnic-inspired breakfast items
  17. Fresh/house-made sausage
  18. House-made/artisan pickles
  19. Food waste reduction/management
  20. Street food/food trucks
Source: National Restaurant Association

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