Local Food Tops 2010 Restaurant Trends

Locally grown produce will be the hottest trend on U.S. restaurant menus next year, according to the National Restaurant Association's annual What's Hot survey of more than 1,800 professional chefs, all members of the American Culinary Federation. Locally sourced meats and seafood were voted the second top trend, while locally produced wine and beer came in fifth. Similarly, farm- and estate-branded

WASHINGTON — Locally grown produce will be the hottest trend on U.S. restaurant menus next year, according to the National Restaurant Association's annual “What's Hot” survey of more than 1,800 professional chefs, all members of the American Culinary Federation. Locally sourced meats and seafood were voted the second top trend, while locally produced wine and beer came in fifth. Similarly, farm- and estate-branded ingredients were eighth on the list.

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