What’s Hot 2016 Culinary Forecast
Each year, the National Restaurant Association surveys professional chefs of the American Culinary Federation to determine which food, beverage and culinary themes will be hot on restaurant menus in 2016. For this year’s survey, nearly 1,600 members responded, giving such trends as locally sourced meats and seafood and chef-driven fast-casual concepts top billing.
In addition, menu items that gained in trendiness since last year’s survey include:
- African flavors
- Authentic ethnic cuisine
- Ethnic condiments/spices
- House-made/artisan soft drinks
- Middle Eastern flavors
- Non-traditional liquors
For complete survey results, additional trends to watch, video and downloadable graphics, visit www.restaurant.org/foodtrends. Join the conversation on Twitter with #WhatsHot2016.