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2018 Top 10 Trends Overview

2018 Top 10 Trends Overview

Jan 9, 2018

The team at Custom Culinary® is always on the hunt for the next big ideas in foodservice—leveraging our wide array of tools to deliver best-in-class insights. Whether we find inspiration in the kitchen or from the mind of the consumer, it’s all supported with industry research and the products to make your menu stand out from the crowd.

Craft + Cocktail + Cuisine

Craft + Cocktail + Cuisine

Nov 8, 2017

Raise your glass to an exciting new twist on the mixology trend. Cocktail flavors are moving from the bar to back-of-house, in the form of glazes, salad dressings, sauces and condiments. Rather than a typical cocktail pairing (i.e. matching a beverage to a dish) it's about creating...

Expedition South America

Expedition South America

Oct 18, 2017

Welcome to South America—a veritable melting pot of culinary techniques, native ingredients, immigrant influence and memorable, distinctive cuisines. Indigenous crops include familiar favorites such as corn, sweet potatoes, avocados…

From Side to Star

From Side to Star

Sep 13, 2017

No longer relegated to the bottom of the menu, today’s side dishes are grabbing their share of the spotlight. Though the most frequently menued side dishes are salad, fries and rice, operators are rethinking these dishes to be flavor-forward and on trend.

Soup-er Nourishing

Soup-er Nourishing

Aug 10, 2017

Rooted in tradition but evolving to meet the demands of today's consumers, regional American barbecue comprises an astounding variety of proteins, sauces, spice rubs and techniques.

Tropical Asian

Tropical Asian

Jul 13, 2017

Southeast Asian cuisine has made a huge impact on American menus over the past decade. Now that the dishes of Thailand and Vietnam have achieved mainstream status, the island cuisines of Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines are moving to the forefront.


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