I look forward to interviewing Kevan Vetter, Executive Chef Manager, and Product Development - Culinary for McCormick & Company... he allows me to peek into the future of really cool food trends.
I advise all of my clients to visit their food gallery that visually shows the trends in out of the box recipes. Why? Because it is a free resource to get inspiration for innovative new product development and keeping one step ahead of the competition. You want to be able to develop food products that you can tell the retail grocery buyer "give me some shelf space because I have something you DON'T have"... that is magic to a buyers ears.
McCormick Flavor Forecast 2013 Highlights
They have identified 5 strong trends that will develop over the next 3 years:
No Apologies Necessary - decadent flavors for quick escape from our hectic life
Personally Handcrafted - A hands-on approach showcasing the very best of ourselves
Empowered Eating - Personalized foods that are healthy AND tasty
Hidden Potential - uncovering the fullest flavors from every last part of the ingredient
Global My Way - beyond traditional "ethnic" cuisines
Read McCormicks Flavor Forecast - Your Inspiration for Innovative New Food Product Development and let me know what inspires you to make great products that get on the shelf and on to the consumers plate!