Creative brittles, crumbles, crispy bits and popped grains are upgrading the dining experience. Chefs are taking textural play to the next level - and having fun.
Use texture to surprise and delight consumers with unexpected, flavor-enhancing experiences
Insights into the trend of interesting textures, from our panel of experts
Dust beverage rims with sugar crystals and spices to add textural delight
4 ways to develop a sustainable and 100-percent utilization approach to seacuterie.

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January-February 2018 Issue

This issue is special. It’s our annual Top 10 Trends edition, and the culmination of many months of research, collaboration, curation and plain hard work. But what makes it exceptional are the unique insights and modern inspirations that it provides for foodservice operators.

It is a veritable encryption code that deciphers 10 major menu-building opportunities, and the drivers fueling trend momentum. All packaged into a beautiful, high-quality print magazine and digital format that our team is proud to share with you.

We’re passionate about the meaningful work that goes into tracking menu-ready trends and sharing the strategies that will help you translate them for your operation—all in an engaging format. This is what drives us, and has for nearly 20 years. We invite you to enjoy the read.



Rob Corliss, culinary consultant, translates five sustaining trends that will continue to influence dining behavior, and that require thoughtful attention when it comes to modern menu strategy.
Looking beyond 2018, what flavors, ingredients and movements are at the edge of the trend cycle?


Buttermilk + Shiso leaf + White soy sauce
Wherever there’s a need for a distinctive, unexpected punch, Sambal shines brightly


Greek yogurt offers a pleasing balance between acidity and richness to desserts. Use it in Greek Yogurt Icing, Frozen Greek Yogurt and Almond Panna Cotta.
When it comes to sundaes, chefs are upping the flavor and textural ante, choosing intriguing combinations and pulling in on-trend ingredients.


Fun cocktails offer escape, entertainment, and shareability. Use your cocktail menu to push limits and thrill with new flavor combinations.
Countrywide research reveals five next-level beverage opportunities


Sorghum is finally going national. Here are five ways to feature it on your menu.
Take an Indian national dish, major flavor or technique as inspiration, and craft that into a new form or flavor that works on your menu and with your consumer target.