2016 ARN Session 8 – Food Trends

Food and beverage concessionaires have jumped on the locavore trend; they’ve adapted menus for vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal and other dietary needs; and they’ve embraced cupcakes and bacon and numerous other food trends in recent years. So what’s next? From dining styles to specific ingredients, some of the food industry’s top consultants will weigh in on what the public wants now, and they’ll predict the biggest demands in the coming year.

Moderator: Suzanne Merrell, senior manager, food and beverage programs, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Panelists: Annika Stensson, director, research communications, National Restaurant Association; Chris Tripoli, president, A la Carte Foodservice Consulting; Michael Whiteman, president, Baum + Whiteman Restaurant Consulting