A continued interest in global flavors, superfood ingredients and Instagram-ready dishes will drive product development on restaurant menus and retail shelves in 2018, said Liz Moskow, culinary director at Sterling-Rice Group.
The annual report is the culmination of in-depth research, international travel and input from more than 175 chefs, restauranteurs and food experts.
|Liz Moskow, culinary director at Sterling-Rice Group|
“We look at what’s happening in society, what’s happening in technology, in the environment, in the economy and in politics that’s influencing consumer behavior,” Moskow told Food Business News, a sister publication to MEAT+POULTRY.
Not all trends hit the mainstream, but key drivers reflect changes in consumer behaviors and need states that manufacturers and chefs may leverage in innovation.
Read on for six cutting-edge culinary trends in 2018.