In an age when national coffee chains and heavy hitters like Starbucks have been dominating the market, can your local coffee shop or regional coffee chain survive? Indeed, as the year 2019 sets in, the question on everyone’s mind is: Can the small coffee shop owner compete against the big guns and live to tell the tale?
The New Year has arrived, making this the perfect time to check out the latest wedding catering trends. Whether you manage a restaurant, catering service, food bar, take-out operation, or food truck, here are some of the wedding food trends on the horizon for 2019.
Did you know that coffee is the second most sought-after product in the world after crude oil? Given the enormity of the coffee industry and the fact that each year it rakes in hundreds of billions of revenue dollars worldwide, savvy restaurant and coffee shop owners are invited to read all about the latest coffee flavors and what is in the forecast for java in 2019.
The facts are in: food trend predictions for 2019 clearly indicate that the rise of ‘dairy free’ will not only continue to gain momentum, but that dairy free alternatives – including plant-based milks, cheeses, creams, ice creams, yogurts, and more – have evolved beyond a trend and are here to stay.
The reign of plastics in foodservice packaging has come to an end! Ushering in the new era in disposable utensils and food containers are bioplastics, made from biodegradable materials and derived partially or fully from renewable biological sources.
To compost or not to compost? If you manage a restaurant or operate any type of food venue, you already know that “to compost or not” is no longer the question. While composting may have once been optional, taking care of food waste is now the golden standard in the foodservice industry.
Kid friendly meals are hot ticket items. And not just any kid friendly meals or children’s menus. Gourmet is the name of the game and parents are willing to pay top dollar for healthier, more exotic, and delicious children’s food choices. But what is gourmet, why pay more for it and how can you incorporate it into your restaurant menu?
As a restaurant owner, caterer, or professional party planner, you already know that color can set the tone for your client’s entire event! From creating an atmosphere, to capturing attention, to enhancing decor, and much more – it is safe to say that color and catering go hand-in-hand. So read on to discover how the Pantone Color of the Year can expand your food horizons.
A few years ago, we wrote about food trucks in a blog entitled, “Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Starting Your Own Food Truck.” In truth, we weren’t prescient enough at the time to know quite how explosive the trend would be. Street food in general and food trucks in particular have become a huge business.
Hardly a new trend, but apparently here to stay, street food has been increasing in popularity for the past several years, and food pundits are predicting that in the next few years it will go mainstream and even upscale. Street food can now be seen at catered events. at posh hotels, and in conference centers, offering stylish menu ideas that go beyond burgers and fries or soups and sandwiches.