There are many food trade shows that happen throughout the country during the course of the year. It’s wise for caterers and food professionals such as ourselves at R & R Caterers to keep an eye what the most popular foods are as this dictates what people want at cookouts and events. One of the more popular food trade shows is the Summer Fancy Food Show.
The trade-only show, which was held June 28-30 at Javits Center in New York, is one of the hottest tickets in town every year – and it’s pretty easy to see why; with only the latest beverages, condiments, and more, the Summer Fancy Food Show is like a time travel machine. You can hop into the future and get a little taste of what will soon be the hottest chocolates, cheeses, and cocktail mixers. This year’s Summer Fancy Food was a huge success as it hosted more than 22,000 attendees and featured close to 3,000 specialty food companies from all over the world. This is the place to spot trends before they happen.
According to Gourmet Retailer, “Some of the trends spotted include condiments with Asian flavors, intensely flavored ice creams and frozen desserts, new flavors and forms of jerky and compound butters. Trends with staying power from past Fancy Food Shows include coconut in even more forms, artisanal sodas, ginger beverages and sweets, completely flavored cocktail mixers, vegetables in everything from chips to pops to yogurt, and continued expansion in gluten-free items.”
At R & R Caterers, we have taken these trends into consideration and are more than ready to implement them in your next catered event! Contact us today and let’s get started!