The National Restaurant Association asked more than 1800 Chefs what they felt were going to be the most trendy items going into 2010. Here is a snapshot of their results.
Television (e.g. Food Network, cooking shows) 23%
Trade shows/conferences/seminars 22%
Independent restaurants 21%
Culinary schools 6%
Celebrity chefs 6%
Chain restaurants 1%
For a complete list of the survey go to the National Restaurant Association Website at www.restaurant.org