NRA’s What’s Hot Culinary Forecast

Nearly 77 percent of chefs surveyed for our What’s Hot Culinary Forecast ranked cannabis/CBD-infused drinks as the No. 1 trend for 2019. Seventy-six percent tapped cannabis/CBD-infused food as the second most popular.

The annual survey asks chefs to identify food and beverage trends for the coming year. Chefs ranked 140 items — from all-day breakfast to zero-waste cooking — as “hot,” “yesterday’s news” or “perennial favorite.” The resulting What’s Hot Culinary Forecast predicts the food, beverages and culinary themes that will be the talk of 2019.

“The Association’s 2019 What’s Hot report reflects contemporary consumer cravings in tandem with emerging societal dining trends,” says Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of research for the National Restaurant Association. “We’re seeing a more eco-friendly perspective and greater emphasis on global flavors/cuisines as well as enhanced availability of healthful items/children’s meals and the exploration of new food sourcing options.”  

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