One of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to elevate a popular or familiar dish is with an on-trend condiment. Here are five of the mouth-watering varieties we expect will resonate with larger audiences over the coming year.
Thrilling new variations bring classic, flaky pastries into modern menu development
Blueberries offer a meaningful connection for healthy diners
Thanks to serious creativity, the everyday egg is moving into a high-impact category.
Renowned restauranteur/chef Ray Garcia dishes on the appeal of Latin cuisine and demonstrates how to make his Yolkamole Egg Tostada
Modern pearls, dusts, powders and crystals introduce captivating texture
Toppings and sauces made with DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts and Chef-Ready Frozen Fruit Purées lend a premium touch to your menu.

Magazine

We welcome you to our 2019 Top 10 Trends issue, our annual collection of 10 trends influencing menus over the coming years. In all, these trends showcase the trajectory of flavors and concepts newly embraced by American consumers.

Our predicted trends for 2019 include:

The rise of the jianbing, eggs in new and unusual formats, indulgent vegan food, XO sauce, flatbreads, rice in all sorts of formats, French cuisine, flaky pastry and beautiful creative use of textures.

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Videos

Chef DJ Tangalin utilizes fresh, frozen and dehydrated potatoes in order to develop an incredibly delicious gluten-free menu
For Spokane, Washington–based chef Adam Hegsted, beef means profits across his restaurant group, from the pure craveability of a Teres major steak, cooked sous vide then grilled, to Spaghetti-Stuffed Meatballs that turn a beloved classic literally inside out.

Ingredients

Smoke’s distinctive air is wafting into new categories, including cocktails, fruit, vegetables and honey. Here are 10 trend-forward ideas for featuring creative smoked options on your menu.
Estevan Jimenez is the executive chef and culinary instructor at Rancho Cielo Youth Campus in Salinas, Calif. He shares five flavors that inspire his culinary creativity.

Beverages

Milk Bar in New York started the cereal milk craze a few years back. Now, operators are maximizing the emotional tie most diners have to cereal, then upping the game by featuring both the cereal milk and cereal in pancakes, cocktails, desserts and more.
Mixologists continue to introduce innovative new cocktails, but the classics never go out of style. These drinks are standbys for a reason: well balanced, broadly appealing, reliably satisfying, nicely nostalgic. They’re enjoying a refresh as operators look to create new experiences with familiar favorites

Desserts

Look southward for the next big thing in dessert texture—buñuelos. Here are four opportunities to showcase buñuelos in trend-forward dessert applications.
Exploring the versatility of the avocado, this Sweet Avocado Surrender Sundae stars avocado-mango ice cream, Mexican hot chocolate sauce and chocolate-chipotle avocado doughnut holes.

Strategy

There are really no limits to flavor play in the breakfast space. We bring you inspiration. Salmon tacos. Avocado chicharrones. Adjarian Khachapuri - a flatbread from Georgia. A Roasted Pear, Spinach and Gorgonzola Omelette. And much much more.
What does Gen Z represent for restaurant brands, and how are operators strategizing? We took a snapshot to help better understand these younger dining consumers, coloring in the profile of Gen Z while also outlining a few concepts’ savvy approach in making them loyal customers.