Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

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3.Eyeing The Future

The twentieth Worlds of Flavor Conference provided the opportunity to reflect on the exciting changes and innovation that have moved foodservice forward over the past two decades, and contemplate the changes to come. As global cuisines continue to exert their influence on American menus, whether highly authentic or playfully mashed-up, that world becomes just a bit smaller with each passing year.

5.Taco Revolution

Today's tacos take inspiration from all cuisines including Latin, Southeast Asian, Indian, Mediterranean. There's a huge opportunity in global taco mash-ups with a casual, social vibe.

6.Falafel Up Front

Falafel is a plant-based superstar, with craveable texture, customizable flavor and endless versatility. It’s cheap and delicious, and chefs can create signature versions to keep customers interested and satisfied.

16.Seafood's Modern Hook

This trend sees seafood boldly stepping out of its traditional confines and embracing big flavor combinations and casual presentations. Chefs are menuing seafood in thrilling ways, underpinning the dishes with an approachable, but meaningful message of sustainability.

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Telling bold flavor stories gives menus a sharper competitive edge
Dave Woolley developed this fun taco spread featuring mole-inspired Bush’s Fiesta Beans layered with chiles and chocolate, smoky shredded chicken, pico de gallo, pickled jicama, sour cream and “street corn” guacamole.
Courtesy of Chef Dave Woolley Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Chef Dave Woolley’s creative plant-based tacos feature roasted cauliflower, avocado mash, honey-pickled onions, honey combtija (broken honeycomb mixed with cotija cheese) and cilantro.
Created by Chef Dave Woolley
Sponsor: National Honey Board

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Developing a host of trend-forward menu items while maximizing one new SKU
This Turkey Banh Mi delivers the big flavors of the incredibly popular Vietnamese-style sandwich with the wholesomeness and approachability of turkey.
Turkey carries global flavors while keeping things familiar in modern sandwiches
This Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich with Honey Butter is a fierce contender for today’s chicken sandwich showdown. It’s a craveable classic with a perfectly modern twist thanks to a drizzle of honey butter and the lightly sweet King’s Hawaiian Original Little Island Bun.
Say “Aloha” to craveable fried chicken sandwiches

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