Produce as a bar snack? Yes, yes indeed.
In this case study of King + Duke’s foray into veg-forward flavors, Chef E.J. Hodgkinson centers his menu around the red-hot veg-centric trend. For starters, he developed a comforting Hearth Baked Lasagna combining ground beef and mushrooms in a way that delivers on the flavor promise.
Gerry Ludwig and his team visited 113 restaurants and tasted 1,107 dishes on their annual street-level trends tour, finding actionable insights that can translate onto today's menus. Here's part two in our series, delivering even more on-trend takeaways.
Using beans and legumes in creative applications promises modern results
No longer the also-ran to protein’s starring role, vegetables are the driver for some of the most exciting innovation happening in foodservice today.
The game is afoot. The fire is lit. The hunt is on. The stakes are raised. Quite simply—the veg-centric movement is rolling along like thunder, and with each creative, craveable dish starring vegetables added to menus, consumer expectations go up.
Blaze Pizza offers its Veg Out with roasted seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella, Gorgonzola, red sauce
Vegetables aren’t just shining in food, they’re lighting up the cocktail menu as well
Tap into these menu-ready dessert trends for prime opportunities
Savvy menu-makers are front-loading menus with produce-driven bar bites, appetizers and small plates that entice diners
This Mediterranean-inspired egg strata, with Swiss chard, olives, thyme and fresh mozzarella is ideal for vegetarians looking for a protein-rich meal, or any guest who wants a healthy meal with great flavor.
No more limp leaf of lettuce—produce is the creative force in today’s sandwich builds
When chefs make produce craveable, customers come back for more