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Trending Now: Tackling Food Waste in Canada

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 20, 2018 | Category: Trending Now

Chefs and restaurants have long been attuned to the issues of hunger and food insecurity. It’s only recently that the parallel issue of food waste has come into focus. The Wasted! documentary, and the work of a number of NGOs from ReFED to Natural Resources Defense Council have raised awareness... more

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Good to Know: 2018 Foodservice and Menu Trends

By: | 0 Comments | On: March 8, 2018 | Category: Good To Know, Trending Now

At the start of every year, the season for food trend predictions peaks. Here are some of the ones we found most compelling: Restaurant Business gives a restaurant industry outlook for 2018 Sodexo chefs name 5 food trends for 2018 Mintel discusses how iGens are setting new expectations for restaurants... more

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TRENDING NOW Food and Flavor Predictions for 2018

By: | 0 Comments | On: March 8, 2018 | Category: Trending Now

Here in the Barilla test kitchen, it’s a fun time of year, when the dust has settled after the tsunami of food trend predictions from all the pundits and experts, and we can see a little more clearly as we look ahead. This is when we at Barilla take a... more

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Trending Now: Giving Kids’ Menus a Flavor Kick

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 2, 2017 | Category: Trending Now

Research studies are showing what operators have been noticing for the past several years; families with kids just aren’t dining out as much as they once did. A recent report from Mintel shows that 41% of parents say they are preparing more food at home than the year before. Put... more

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Trending Now: Healthy Dining 2017

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 25, 2017 | Category: Trending Now

Hard to believe, but menu labeling is actually set to take effect May 7, 2018…a full eight years after the Affordable Care Act that called for it was passed in 2010. Aside from making multi-unit operators scramble to comply, menu labeling has undeniably brought more consumer attention to what’s on... more

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Good To Know: 2017 Foodservice and Menu Trends

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 31, 2017 | Category: Good To Know, Trending Now

As at the start of every year, it’s the season for food trend predictions. Here are some of the ones we found most compelling: NRN’s food editor Bret Thorn’s trend forecast for 2017 Datassential’s Mike Kostyo lists 15 ingredients to watch Restaurant Business with a nice summary of the top... more

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