Top 5 Food Trends 2012

by Angela Nazworth | May 11, 2012 2:04 pm

Top 5 Food Trends 2012

The 2012 National Restaurant Association Show took place this week. The event highlighted the latest happenings[1] in the restaurant industry. Here’s a look at the top five food trends that were featured during the show, according to Nation’s Restaurant News[2].

  1. Miniature or single-serving desserts: Smaller dessert potions are becoming more popular among consumers. The petite sizes also give chefs a chance to customize each creation.
  2. Indulgent desserts: Decadent desserts like premium ice cream and specialty cookies are also trendy.
  3. Customizable coffee: Many display booths belonging to coffee suppliers featured single-serve coffee machines.
  4. Southeast Asian flavors: Tastes of Southeast Asia, like dishes with sweet chile sauce and coconut milk, were also popular.
  5. Sustainability: Since more and more consumers are interested in eco-friendly items, so are many restauranteurs.

You can click here[3] to read the full report.

Endnotes:
  1. latest happenings: http://investorplace.com/2012/05/grocery-store-trends-new-focus-on-health/
  2. Nation’s Restaurant News: http://nrn.com/article/10-trends-2012-nra-show
  3. here: http://nrn.com/article/10-trends-2012-nra-show

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