Beverages are going to make a splash in 2019 according to early results from the National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot survey. Craft, artisan, and locally produced beverages, such as wines and spirits, are on tap as the industry’s number one alcoholic beverage trend next year, the Association’s survey found. Craft coffee and house-made soda trended highly in the non-alcoholic category.
The results forecast the food, beverage, and culinary concept trends for the year ahead. The annual survey looked at the responses of approximately 650 professional chefs – all members of the American Culinary Federation.