If you’re still getting your restaurant’s menu ready for 2018, then you may want to take a look at this. Food & Wine has a nice write-up detailing a survey that the National Restaurant Association conducted. They surveyed over 700 members of the American Culinary Federation in order to compile their 2018 “What’s Hot” menu trends. Check out the full article at the link below.

Here Are the Top Menu Trends for 2018, According to the National Restaurant Association

Some key takeaways from the article…

  • 69 percent of chefs designated “new cuts of meat (e.g. shoulder tender, oyster steak, Vegas Strip Steak, Merlot cut)” as 2018’s top food trend.
  • The rest of the top ten include house-made condiments, street food-inspired dishes (e.g. tempura, kabobs, dumplings, pupusas), international-inspired breakfast items (e.g. chorizo scrambled eggs, coconut milk pancakes), sustainable seafood, healthful kids’ meals, vegetable carb substitutes (e.g. cauliflower rice, zucchini spaghetti), uncommon herbs (e.g. chervil, lovage, lemon balm, papalo), authentic world cuisine, and international spices (e.g. harissa, curry, peri peri, ras el hanout, shichimi).
  •  74 percent identified “hyper-local (e.g. restaurant gardens, onsite beer brewing, house-made items)” as the top concept trend.

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