Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

Menu Trends

MENU TRENDS | PROTEIN

Making Protein Count

BY CINDY HAN | SEPT !, 2016

The shifting plate makeup is putting a renewed emphasis on quality protein with flavor at the forefront.

MENU TRENDS | GLOBAL

Umami On Top

BY MAEVE WEBSTER | SEPT 1, 2016

Chefs are exploring the menu potential of Japanese furikake and togarashi, two high-impact finishes.

MENU TRENDS | PROTEIN

Third Wave Burgers

BY JOAN LANG | JULY 1, 2016

The definition of “burger” keeps expanding into fascinating new territory.

BEVERAGE

INGREDIENTS

PROTEIN

PRODUCE

2.Hummus and Beyond

With so much momentum behind hummus innovation, a new opportunity has taken shape, where chefs are looking beyond traditional hummus and exploring the menu potential of other plant-based purées.

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DESSERT

RECIPES

Bacon, Maine Lobster and Tomato Sliders
These Maine Lobster sliders combine mayonnaise with more unexpected spices and garnishes like bacon, fennel and Sriracha.
A hearty hash made with cubed Idaho® Potatoes, braised short ribs and eggs. A delicious dish that will really stick to your customers’ ribs.
Pig out on these golden fried Idaho® Potatoes topped with mouthwatering carnitas, chorizo and bacon. Makes for a delicious starter dish or sharable plate.

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This Curried Chickpea Potato Burger serves up a veg-centric twist on the traditional burger
Potatoes help the chef tap into the veg-centric/plant-forward trend while still giving diners what they want—satisfaction, satiety and craveability
BelGioioso Cheesemakers won big at the prestigious 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wisc., with its La Bottega di BelGioioso CreamyGorg® bringing a 1st Place Gold Medal
Chobani® Greek Yogurt gives baked goods a boost, especially this pillowy soft charred Indian flatbread
Watch Chef Daniel Asher of River & Woods craft an innovative twist on the classic caprese sandwich.
Instagram moments, shared by Kim Haasarud. The top three are Kim’s photos modified through one of her favorite filter apps, PicsArt. The remaining shots are from some of Kim’s favorite Instagrammers: @darkrumdiary, @shannonshootscocktails, cocktails_and_mixology and @baroriole.
Five trends Kim Haasarud is watching to help you up your cocktail development, delivery, marketing and creativity game

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