EATING GREEN

EATING GREEN

Organic ingredients and locally grown food products are increasingly important to restaurant goers, and operators and chefs are adding them to more menus nationwide, according to the National Restaurant Association's 2007 Restaurant Industry Forecast. According to the chefs surveyed, consumers have a growing appetite for healthful foods, organic products and some fusion cuisines, the report stated.

Organic ingredients and locally grown food products are “increasingly important” to restaurant goers, and operators and chefs are adding them to more menus nationwide, according to the National Restaurant Association's 2007 Restaurant Industry Forecast.

“According to the chefs surveyed, consumers have a growing appetite for healthful foods, organic products and some fusion cuisines,” the report stated.

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