Foodservice predictions to look out for in 2023
Chef Carmelo Vadacchino’s 2023 predictions: comfort food meets international flavours
Chef Carmelo Vadacchino predicts a strong return of Mexican influenced flavours on the menus, with added global cuisine options on popular staples, such as nachos and quesadillas.
He also predicts a return to a more welcoming and warm customer service. In his opinion, diners will favour customer-focused establishments that offer comfort food in a cozy setting.
Corporate Chef / Brand Ambassador /
Member of Culinary Team Canada
Upcoming trends according to Chef Beall: better dine-in experience & take-out options
Chef Beall believes that online ordering systems will become more prominent in casual and upscale-casual dining restaurants.
Not only do younger generations value the autonomy that technology provides, but it also allows both parties to save time. By relieving employees of simple tasks, such as punching-in orders, they can focus on upselling and making recommendations, and building customer loyalty.
Chef and Restaurant Consultant
Chef Brown’s expectations for 2023: the rise of solo dining and automation
According to Chef Brown, more and more people will choose to dine solo, and restaurateurs will accommodate these diners by providing extra counter seats. The hashtags #SoloDate and #DiningAlone respectively grossed over 121M and 9M views on TikTok alone.
He also predicts that automation will become more prevalent in 2023 thanks to more advanced robotic apps and the rise of AI.
President of DevChef, Expert in Product Development
For Chef Franklin,it’s all about Middle Eastern flavours
According to Chef Franklin, Middle Eastern flavours are expected to take the industry by storm with menu options like kibbeh, labneh and falafels.
He also anticipates an increase in smaller seasonal menus offering better prices and higher-quality ingredients.
Professional Chef and Consultant in culinary sales
Chef Sisti-DeBlasis places her bet onthe zero-waste trend and delivery apps
Chef Sisti-DeBlasis expects restaurants to hop on the zero-waste trend to counter rising food costs, and cater to environmentally conscious customers.
She also says that food delivery apps will become increasingly popular with both consumers and restaurateurs.
Culinary Teacher, Caterer, and Owner of Adelina’s Cuisine
Chef Jonathan Thauberger saysit’s all about a return to basics
For chef Thauberger, 2023 will be a year defined by simplicity. By working with fewer ingredients, he thinks operators will find it easier to focus on quality.
Highlighting the core components of each dish will be a strength, whether it is a cheese, seasonal vegetables, or a meat.
Chef and Managing Partner at Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar, member of Culinary Team Canada
Unanimous prediction: plant-based options will be hitting menus in full force
All chefs agree: vegan menu items will be a must in 2023, especially since vegan lifestyles are gaining momentum.
Restaurants will offer more innovative plant-based options like meatless or lactose-free pizzas, and flavourful vegan dishes.
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