If Zero-Waste Cooking is not on your menu, it’s time to step up to the plate and bring your business’s fighting-food-waste program up to date. One of several new strategies to combat the ongoing issue of food wastage in the foodservice industry, this one ranks number three on the National Restaurant Association’s annual “What’s Hot Culinary Forecast.”
What popular food trends are taking prominence on restaurant menus this year? Food industry specialists predict the proliferation of spices and flavors from around the world. Let’s take a closer look at what they have to say, including the specific ethnic cuisines taking center stage, why the modern surge in global flavor exploration, and what chefs need to know about ingredient selection and cooking methods for preparing an authentic ethnic dish.
What’s new in citrus fruits? When it comes to the US food market, a lot. This is good news if you work in the foodservice industry and are reading this… Not only will you get the full scoop on unique citrus flavors to add to your recipes, but you will be on the cutting-edge of the latest food trends – and a cut above your competition.
If you are looking for information about the hottest food trends for 2019, as well as the full scoop on quinoa and how adding quinoa recipes to your menu will boost your biz, you have come to the right place. Whether you manage a restaurant, catering service, or food truck, trend-watching is an essential element in keeping your customers interested, and industry reports indicate that demand for ancient grains is up over 11%.
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.
There’s no denying that French fries are the most awesome of side dishes and that they’re impossible to resist or to have “just one of.” They’ve been around the United States for about 200 years and, contrary to popular belief, a few fries with ketchup are not fatal. While the combination of carbs, sodium and fat may not be ideal, a few fries on the side won’t destroy a diet forever or add an immediate 10 pounds to your waistline.
Commercial refrigerated merchandising units – a.k.a. merchandisers – can be found in food-service operations of just about every type. They are designed to openly display prepackaged chilled foods or beverages through a glass door or an open front, so that customers can reach in and take the beverage, cake, sandwich, or snack that they crave without bothering the wait staff or cashier.
These days, more and more people are trying to eat healthy. They are looking to boost their vegetable intake and, at the same time, lower their meat consumption. While the traditional beef burger still has a large and avid audience, there’s more reason than ever to add plant-based burgers to your restaurant’s menu and to attract a clientele that will appreciate your efforts to keep their interests in mind by creating meatless offerings.
A key requirement for food preparation, in general, and restaurants in particular, is to adhere to food-handling procedures that ensure that food is safe to eat. Proper food hygiene prevents germs, which can cause food-borne illnesses, from contaminating food. Whereas health inspectors will visit your restaurant from time to time to inspect it for compliance with legal health and safety requirements, it is up to you to provide the proper food safety products and training to help your staff promote food safety in your restaurant.
Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, along with cabbage, bok choy, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. This group of vegetables was named for the four equal-sized petals in its flowers that could be viewed as forming a cross-like or crucifix shape. Cauliflower, like many of its relatives, is lauded for its health benefits and nutritional value; but often overlooked is its smooth, slightly nutty flavor and its use in a wide variety of recipes.