8 December

Looking Ahead: Food Trends for 2014

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Near the end of each year, hospitality industry experts such as the National Restaurant Association, like to predict what food trends the new year will ring in. The NRA’s 2014 Culinary Forecast has the low-down on what diners will likely be noticing on their plates in the year ahead.


For 2013, the NRA surveyed chefs to find what they thought would be a hot food trend– the top three of the list were locally sourced meats and seafood, locally grown produce and healthy kids’ meals. How do the 2014 predictions stack up to last year’s?


Local is still going to be big, and tops off the first two items of the NRA’s Top 20 Trends.


1. Locally sourced meats and seafood

2. Locally grown produce

3.  Healthful kids’ meals

5. Gluten-free cuisine

6. Hyper-local sourcing

7. Children’s nutrition

8. Non-wheat noodles/pasta

9. Sustainable food

10. Farm/estate branded items


Read the official report for the entire list of trends and results.






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