What's Hot 2022 Culinary Forecast

Dec 2, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Duration: 1 hour


As the restaurant industry starts to reset and focus on the future, trends old and new will take the spotlight on menus and in off-premises transactions. For the What’s Hot 2022 Culinary Forecast, the Association partnered with the professional chefs of the American Culinary Federation, whose members were invited to review and rank various food items and culinary concepts. Using their expertise, chefs forecast what they think will reign on menus in the year ahead in 12 categories of trends, including daypart occasions, menu categories, beverages, flavors, global inspirations, packaging/off-premises trends and industry macro-trends.

On Dec. 2, 2 p.m. ET, Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of Research and Knowledge for the National Restaurant Association will deliver an industry update, including trends in food costs, menu prices and other operator challenges and their impact on the culinary trends forecast in the What’s Hot 2022 report.