Food giant Campbell’s recently released a report on hot trends going into 2014. Grocery stores and dining halls will want to take note of these findings and adjust their food merchandising accordingly.
As 2014 draws closer, it’s important to stay on top of consumer tendencies. Dining halls and stores with hot food bars should pay attention to the rising interest in fresh juices, sophisticated desserts, Brazilian cuisine, pub-inspired flavors and variety in burgers. Additionally, consumers are more concerned about sustainability practices, so you may also want to reconsider your takeaway vessels.
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The group also noted growing interest in sophisticated desserts that feature fresh fruits, exotic spices and beautiful botanicals. The holiday season may be a good time for kitchen staff to experiment with these sweets. Once you’ve established some great recipes, feature them with equally elegant fixtures, such as the Santa Fe Pedestal Display and the 7-Tier Server by Cal-Mil.
Tackle that interest in Brazilian cuisine by taking advantage of the upcoming 2014 Summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro by featuring Brazilian cuisine as the events draw closer. This will leave your culinary staff with plenty of time to try out new recipes.
Flavors featured in breweries have been making their way into sauces lately and consumers love the fusion. Additionally, creative burgers are drawing more attention from diners. Combine these trends and make some hearty sauces to go on innovative patties made of ingredients other than beef, such as brisket or lamb.
The upcoming new year is an exciting time that will keep your kitchen staff busy. However, it’s also a great time to reevaluate your current offerings and adjust to keep up with constantly changing interests. Be sure to make your diners aware of your new offerings with great signage. Showing your commitment to their ever-changing tastes will make your venue stand out amongst others.
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