As predicted by the National Restaurant Association (NRA), the following are hot food and beverage trends for the upcoming year. Check out what you can expect to see in 2014: 1. Locally sourced meats and seafood 2. Locally grown produce 3. Environmental sustainability 4. Healthful kids’ meals 5. Gluten-free cuisine 6. Hyper-local sourcing (e.g. restaurant..

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Onsite chefs are opting for more whole grains such as wheatberry, quinoa and farro, preparing them in increasingly creative applications in order to bring some interest to wellness initiatives. Yes, cold grain salads along with vinaigrettes and grilled vegetables are still a great solution for introducing customers to different grains, but whole grains are now..

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As 2013 comes to an end, it is time for those in the foodservice industry to prepare for the news trends of the upcoming year. According to recent research, the following are seven key trends that will take affect in the foodservice industry in 2014. Some of these trends depict larger societal trends while others..

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