Food Trends for 2014

Catering trends are always changing to meet the needs of the top food trends of the year.  Trends can include everything from how the food is prepared, to which ingredients are used, to how the food is presented.

Healthy food is at the top of everyone’s list, especially in the beginning of a new year and using locally sourced and grown meats, seafood, and produce is at the top of the list.  There is a growing trend of purchasing farm shares that allows customers to get a weekly supply of freshly and locally grown farm food.  For a set yearly cost, you and your family will have an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that you can pick up or have delivered once a week.  There will be a lot of vegetables you have probably never purchased at the store, so it will force you to learn some new yummy recipes for your family.  Gluten-free products have also become very popular and everyone is discovering the health benefits of gluten-free food.  Some people need to eat gluten-free for allergy reasons, and others eat gluten-free as part of a healthy diet.  Another top trend that is continuing to grow year after year is the importance of children’s nutrition.  Children’s nutrition is (and should be) at the top of everyone’s list.  Starting a child off early with healthy eating habits will start them off right and help them continue the trend through adulthood.  When it comes to alcohol trends, locally produced beer, wine, and spirits are becoming very trendy.  It’s also trendy to use fresh local ingredients in cocktails and spirits.

Food trends are ever changing and as a premier company for catering in Philly and corporate catering in Philadelphia, Village Catering will accommodate any and all requests.  Keeping it fresh, local, and healthy seems to be a trend that is becoming more and more popular with every year.  It helps your local economy and is good for your health, so here’s to a happy and healthy new year!