Restaurants and caterers who specialize in this popular cuisine find success with traditional recipes and quality ingredients By Sara Perez Webber Whether they’re craving quesadillas, longing for elote or pining for pozole, consumers’ appetite for Mexican cuisine shows no signs of abating. According to market research firm CivicScience, a third of U.S. adults name … [Read more...] about The Enduring Allure of Mexican
The new F&B@Sea trade show brought together cruise line executives and suppliers in a first-of-its-kind event By Sara Perez Webber Meat protein substitutes, sustainable seafood, and low and no-alcohol beverages—those were a few items cruise lines were interested in sourcing at the recent F&B@Sea trade show. “This was the world’s first event dedicated to cruise … [Read more...] about Sourcing for the High Seas
Food trucks offer a mobility that helped businesses chart a course through the pandemic By Sara Perez Webber Have food, will travel. When it came to weathering the pandemic, being on wheels helped some food trucks stay in business. Mobility is a huge advantage for food trucks,” says Ross Resnick, co-founder and CEO of Roaming Hunger, a booking marketplace for more than … [Read more...] about On The Road Again
How COVID spurred a reimagining of grab-and-go By Connie Jeske Crane Like many caterers before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Anne Lloyd—who owns Nolavore Catering and Commissary Kitchen in New Orleans—was mostly focused on traditional event catering. To be sure, Lloyd always stocked some grab-and-go items. In the heart of the city, Nolavore, which is flanked by historic … [Read more...] about Boxing Up Some Excitement
After weathering the storm of 2020, three top caterers look ahead to the new year By Sara Perez Webber In the May/June 2020 issue, Catering Magazine asked seven seasoned caterers how they were “Weathering the Storm” in our cover story about the devastating business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To mark the first issue of Catering, Foodservice & Events, we … [Read more...] about Catering Outlook for 2021
Growing in popularity, the fresh, flavorful cuisines of the Mediterranean Rim offer up the perfect foods for outdoor gatherings By Sara Perez Webber The outdoors is “in” these days, as open-air spaces allow for social distancing, not to mention a healthy dose of sunshine and fresh air. While not all cuisines mesh well with this more casual, often on-the-go type of … [Read more...] about Mad for Mediterranean (Part 1)
Vegetarian and vegan dishes are sprouting everywhere, and all-vegetable events are gaining ground By Deanne Moskowitz It wasn’t only the Golden Globe recipients who got attention after last December’s award ceremony. The event’s dinner menu grabbed headlines, too. It was totally vegan, reportedly intended to build awareness concerning the effect of animal proteins on … [Read more...] about Plant-Based Catering Is Blooming!
By Deanne Moskowitz In its March 2020 issue, featuring a cover story entitled “Taco Nation,” Bon Appétit magazine touts tacos as “quintessential to the American experience” and marvels at the country’s “unrelenting passion and hunger for quality tacos,” available coast to coast now, not only in Mexican population centers. But the appetite for Latin food isn’t limited to … [Read more...] about Feeling the Latin Beat!
Bullfrog + Baum Shares Its Predictions New York-based hospitality marketing and communications firm Bullfrog + Baum has released its trend forecast for 2020. The company has an impressive prognosticating track record, calling the donut trend in 2012 and predicting the rise of Taiwanese food in 2018, among other successes. Bullfrog + Baum’s food-related forecasts for the new … [Read more...] about What Will Be Hot in 2020?
On Oct. 16, 2017 Les Dames d’Escoffier New York—a chapter of the preeminent professional women’s culinary organization—presented “The Next Big Bite: How We Will Eat & Drink,” with expert panelists predicting what’s next in food. Moderated by Dana Cowin, DBC Creative, host of Speaking Broadly, and former editor-in-chief of Food & Wine, the panel included Melissa Clark, … [Read more...] about Expert Panel Predicts 2018 Culinary Trends