Chefs predict the biggest trends for 2011
Locally sourced ingredients and sustainability topped the list of top trends in restaurants for next year, according to an annual survey of chefs by the National Restaurant Association. The NRA asked 1,527 chefs, all members of the American Culinary Federation, what they expected to be top of mind in 2011. Here are a few:
Tied at No. 1, were locally sourced meats and seafood and locally grown produce.
Sustainability came in as the third most important trend
- More than half of the chefs surveyed said they were currently using social media for professional purposes and an additional 16% said they were planning on using it.
Excerpted from www.NRN.com Food and Beverage, December 1, 2010