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Chefs’ Council: Menu-shaping trends for 2017

We’re back with next year’s menu forecast, culled from our panel of 50 Chefs’ Council members—culinarians representing the core segments of noncommercial foodservice.

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2017 trend: Making more with less

Chefs’ Council members are skilled at controlling costs without diminishing perceived value. Here’s how they’ll deliver the biggest bang for the buck. 

Ingredient sourcing has increased in importance, with issues such as clean labels, local and seasonal produce and food safety gaining ground. 

Here's how three members of FoodService Director's Chefs' Council are taking the ball and running with it, developing successful dining events to suit their fans.

While items such as sandwiches, barbecue and buffets still are popular, chefs continue to experiment with new menu items and concepts as catering competition heats up. 

To meet the demand of clockless diners, chefs are expanding snack offerings, all-day breakfast is on the rise and grab-and-go is taking off in new directions.

FSD's Chefs' Council makes predictions about next year's top menu trends.

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