Chefs serve up their top 20 food trends for 2015 - Metro US

Chefs serve up their top 20 food trends for 2015

WASHINGTON, DC- DECEMBER 17: Guests are served French entrees from Chez Billy Sud in Washington on December 17, 2014. (Photo by April Greer For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Last year gave us the Cronut, organic everything, coconut oil as the new cooking staple, eating local and kale, kale, kale. What will be on our plates in 2015?

The National Restaurant Association surveyed nearly 1,300 chefs on which food, cuisines, beverages and culinary themes will be hot trends on menus this year.

What’s Hot in 2015

1. Locally sourced meats and seafood

2. Locally grown produce

3. Environmental sustainability

4. Healthful kids’ meals

5. Natural ingredients/minimally processed food

6. New cuts of meat

7. Hyper-local sourcing

8. Sustainable seafood

9. Food waste reduction/management

10. Farm/estate branded items

11. Non-wheat noodles/pasta

12. Gluten-free cuisine

13. Ancient grains

14. Whole grain items in kids’ meals

15. Non-traditional fish

16. Ethnic-inspired breakfast items

17. Nutrition

18. House-made/artisan ice cream

19. Fruit/vegetable kids’ side items

​20. Artisan cheese

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