Are you a member of the food industry? Perhaps you’re wanting to join it? Either way, you’ll no doubt want to make your mark on the sector – and very often, the best way to do this is with a unique business idea. Once you’ve kitted out your kitchen, it’s time to start thinking some up. With this in mind, we explore some truly original market trends…
As profitable as the food market is, many restaurant owners are guilty of not managing their kitchen waste effectively. As you’ll no doubt know already, plastic takes an extremely long time to biodegrade – send it to landfill, and it will contribute to land, water and air pollution. And of course, the restaurant trade has typically relied on plastic containers for food storage- until now, that is. A growing movement is seeing caterers ditch non-renewable packaging for more eco-friendly solutions. So, why not join this planet-centred cooking trend?
No to low alcohol options
If you offer alcohol to your clients, you may have noted that more young adults are opting for soft drinks. No to low alcohol options are a booming trend among Brits. A study led by University College London involving 10, 000 16 – 24-year-olds from the UK found a drop in the number of young Brits choosing to drink alcohol. Why? Scientists suggest a greater awareness of the health effects that alcohol can have as a leading cause. Unsurprisingly, a number of bars and restaurants across the country have begun to expand their mocktail and no alcohol drinks menu, in order to attract more young customers.
Fermented food (and drink!)
Yes, you read that right! Fermented food and drink have been introduced to several menus across the UK. Why? It’s fairly simple! Fermented produce is filled with good bacteria; eating it could hugely benefit your gut. As nutritionists are keen to underline, a healthy gut is vital for our general health and helps to boost both our physical and mental wellbeing. And so, many forward-thinking restaurants have begun to serve an array of fermented delights, from sour-milk Kefir to tempeh-based meals. Get yourself on the health food map by offering similar treats to your customers!
Though it may seem like a crowded market, it’s easy to stand out in the food industry. All you need to do is give your diners a culinary experience to remember!