André Pellerin has over 25 years of expertise in the food service industry. Being a former Marketing and Sales Associate, and a previous restaurant Owner/Operator, André has knowledge from both the Food Establishment and Supplier sides of the business.
Craft beer is a trend with staying power, according to Restaurants Canada’s 2016 Canadian Chef Survey. After rising to the top of the 2015 survey, craft beer/microbrews remains the No. 1 hot trend in Canadian restaurants.
Close to 500 professional chefs across the country identified the menu items and cooking methods at the peak of popularity, as well as up-and-coming culinary trends. The category “house-made condiments/sauces” is new to both lists for 2016, underscoring the strong interest among chefs and consumers in unique food and beverage flavours.
In addition to house-made condiments, the “Up-and-Comers” list features several other first-time items: alternative pulse proteins, chef-driven fast casual concepts, ethnic cheeses, and house-made/artisan pickles:
A total of 494 professional chefs participated in Restaurants Canada’s seventh annual Canadian Chef Survey, conducted by independent market research firm BrandSpark International between Jan. 11 and Feb. 1, 2016.
The survey includes responses from members of Restaurants Canada, the Canadian Culinary Federation, and the industry at large, and was sponsored by Saputo. Detailed results will be available to Restaurants Canada members later this month.
Restaurants Canada is a growing community of 30,000 foodservice businesses, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and suppliers. We connect our members from coast to coast, through services, research and advocacy for a strong and vibrant restaurant industry. Canada’s restaurant industry serves 18 million customers every day, and directly employs 1.2 million Canadians.
Resource: Restaurant Canada