Vegan Named the Top Trend of 2018 According to 80 Chefs 

Vegan Named the Top Trend of 2018 According to 80 Chefs 

Vegan dishes are no longer attractive to eaters who only eat a vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients.

Meat-eaters are gravitating to vegan dishes too. 

This is because chefs are getting creative with plant-based proteins and are serving up dishes that all diners, regardless of their dietary preferences, can't resist.

These dishes are also much more sustainable, making them attractive to those eco-friendly diners. 

Meat has a much bigger water footprint than grains, vegetable or beans. It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce just 1 pound of meat, according to PETA.

With that being said, it's no wonder that vegan is expected to be the top trend in 2018.

According to the fourth annual “Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast” by Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants group, 80 chefs believe that the vegan trend will only continue to gain momentum and be the top trend impacting restaurants next year. 

So which proteins will chefs make the centerpieces of dishes instead of meat? 

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Vegan Chefs Emerge in Miami

Photo Credit: The Miami New Times

Photo Credit: The Miami New Times

Just ten years ago, the term 'vegan chef' would have been laughed at. Not only was vegan a virtually unknown niche, but the consumer demand just wasn't there. Now, as more and more people discover the health benefits of a plant-based diet, the vegan voice is getting louder - and chefs are listening. 

The vegan revival is being taken up by chefs with formal training and the ability to turn plant-based foods into phenomenal dishes that entice herbivores and carnivores alike. Read More