This Week in Hospitality

Since we’re heading into a new decade, I thought I’d share with you a few posts about what will be hot in 2020 and what will hopefully lose its luster. So buckle up, and get ready to get on-trend.

Grow your business in 2020

New Year’s resolutions come in many forms. Yes, of course, the ones that top the list are of a more personal brand, like losing weight. But there are also those that have to do with your business brand and the Rail breaks down 5 of them for us in their recent article, 5 Ways Restaurant Operators Can Make 2020 Their Best Year Yet. Put your 2020 adult pants on and start putting a smart business plan into action with a few tips from the Rail.


Event catering trends

One question you may be asking yourself at the turn of the new decade is, “Will Hannah Brown finally find love?” Just kidding. But, a for-real question you might actually need input on is, “What food trends are hot in 2020 for event catering?” Thanks to Social Tables, I’ve got an answer for you. Check out their blog post, 20 Event Food Catering Trends to Watch for in 2020. I do have to admit that there’s nothing too surprising on the list. But it’s still worth a read to ensure your event business stays on-trend. And as for Hannah, I’m sure she’ll find her rose eventually.


Exciting 2020 food trends

This next trend prediction piece from OpenTable has some 2020 major players mixed in with a few trends I haven’t seen on any other list yet. In Seeing 2020: Industry Experts on Food Trends to Watch, things like low or no ABV cocktails, and meatless options are, of course, mentioned, but so are a few newbies like kinder kitchens looking to bring an end to the “bad-boy” chef image and offer restaurant employees more mindful benefits, along with a rise in interesting cuisine combinations like melding Italian and Japanese flavors. Check out the full article to see other trends that industry experts expect to take off in 2020.


Bye Bae

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And finally, I leave you with a rather fun, and easy read of compiled posts from top chefs on what trends they hated from 2019, and hope lose their luster in 2020. Some of the answers might surprise you, while others, like flavored whiskeys, and Salt Bae shouldn’t. I highly recommend reading the entire compilation. If nothing else, you’ll get a good laugh out of it.


Looking for more trends?

Check out our past blog posts covering hospitality trends and topics. And don’t forget to download our events industry handbook guides on topics such as sustainabilitycloud-based software for limited-service hotelshow to market your venue to corporate event planners, and more.


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