Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sustainability and Local Seafood Top List

Just released by the National Restaurant Association "What's Hot in 2010; Chef survey" shows that local and sustainable seafood are high on the list of important issues for chefs.

Here is a brief look at where seafood ranks:

Top 20 Trends

#2. Locally sourced meats and seafood
#3. Sustainability
#10. Sustainable seafood
#18. Non-traditional fish (e.g. branzino, Arctic char,barramundi)

Top Trends by Category

Main Dishes / Center of the Plate

#1. Locally sourced meats and seafood
#3. Sustainable seafood
#4. Non-traditional fish (e.g. branzino, Arctic char,barramundi)

Breakfast / Brunch

#4. Seafood breakfast items (e.g. smoked salmon, oysters, crab cake)

Culinary Themes

#1. Sustainability

All data has been collected from www.restaurant.org/foodtrends

For additional information see the Nation Restaurant Association website or Seafood Source.

1 comment:

Couves said...

Sustainable seafood, as a concept, is easy to understand. But I often find "sustainable" practices in other areas of food production to be highly questionable. For example, is it really "sustainable" to produce food using half the petroleum even if it requires twice as much land? I don't think so.

I love seafood for breakfast!