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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Honey-Miso Salmon with Peruvian Risotto featured image
Recipe courtesy of Chef Rick Petralia
Sponsor: National Honey Board
Rick Petralia featured image
A willingness to break with convention drives successful culinary innovation
Kitchen Collaborative - Molly McGrath
Tuning the volume for a perfect flavor balance that meets the moment

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From the miso aïoli underneath to the sweet chile-honey glaze atop these deep-fried meatball skewers, sauces are the flavor drivers on modern menus.
Signature sauces move menus

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