Key Trends For 2019January 2, 2019
Beef production forecast for 2019 lowered on lighter carcass weightsJanuary 8, 2019
Globally inspired breakfast
items and new cuts of meat are among the top menu trends forecast for 2019 by
chefs in a National Restaurant Association (NRA) survey.
The group’s annual What’s Hot survey
gathered responses from about 650 professional chefs who are members of the
American Culinary Federation. Here are the chefs’ predictions:
- More than 69 percent of chefs said globally inspired breakfast
would be the year’s top food trend. One example cited is shakshouka, a
Tunisian/Israeli dish made of poached eggs, tomato sauce, onions and chili
peppers and spiced with cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and nutmeg.
- About 67 percent indicated that new cuts of meat would again be
among the top food trends, like last year. Examples are oyster steak, Merlot
cut and the Vegas Strip Steak.
- About 64 percent pointed to plant-based sausages and burgers as a
top food trend.
- More than 60 percent identified local meats and seafood as hot
- Three out of five said veggie-carb substitutes would emerge as
alternatives to traditional starches.