What are some of the trends on the horizon for the foodservice industry in 2022, from the state of the industry and operations to menu optimization and enhancing the guest experience? Here's Technomic's big picture forecast.
Perhaps I’m in the minority, but I love surprises—especially when they are of the culinary sort. When Prepared Foods asked me to write about future food trends, it led me to think about all the change our food and beverage industry has endured during the past few years. I also am thinking how we’ve adapted so quickly, and with such extraordinary ingenuity. I started to reflect on what surprised me the most and what sort of change we can expect in the future.
As Datassential put together its 2022 "Trends to Watch" list, we considered both the short-term trends that will impact the year ahead and the long-term trends that will help us prepare for future success.
Welcome to this series where we cover the most common mistakes suppliers make when calling on national foodservice accounts. This month we’ll discuss mistake No. 3, which is, "Not building relationships beyond purchasing."
Some hardships present opportunities for food manufacturers and their R&D teams to partner with foodservice operators
July 8, 2021
“Last September, an operator approached us to help alleviate some labor challenges they were experiencing,” notes Elise Carlson, CFS, King & Prince senior research and development manager. “They were taking frozen, cellophane-wrapped cod, thawing it and then cutting it into pieces. Kitchen staff then cut the cod by hand so not all pieces were exactly the same, which is a desirable attribute."
Rich Products world headquarters serves as ghost kitchen for three new delivery-only virtual restaurants
June 11, 2021
The global, family-owned food company will use Dolly’s, its Buffalo, N.Y.-based world headquarters’ kitchen, as a ghost kitchen to bring three new virtual restaurants to Western New York: Grilled Cheese Society, Monster Mac and The Big Melt, with more slated to launch in the coming months.
A chef’s perspective on formulating with grains and seeds
June 9, 2021
Prepared Foods talks Chef Todd Ketterman, culinary manager at Reser’s Inc. Reser’s, Beaverton, Ore., is one the nation’s largest manufacturers of refrigerated salads, side dishes, sauces and more for supermarket in-store deli departments as well as commercial and non-commercial foodservice operators.
New organizational network focuses on accountability, simplicity, and transparency
June 8, 2021
Diamond Crystal Brands, Idahoan Foods, Knouse Foods, and Mount Franklin Foods joined to launch the Foodservice Brands Alliance ("FBA" or the "Alliance"), the first dedicated network for manufacturers in the foodservice industry.