15 trends to expect in 2019

Georgian cuisine, wild hummus flavors and waste reduction will be big next year, annual af&co. forecast says

The “trendologists” at San Francisco-based hospitality consultancy af&co. have released its 2019 food predictions, a broad list of the hottest hotel and restaurant trends — from wild hummus concoctions to globally-influenced breakfast menus. 

The firm’s comprehensive forecast also includes design, marketing, catering, culture and technology trends to watch for. The 11th edition of the much-anticipated report is themed “Do the Right Thing: Stand for What You Believe In" because it captures the state of an industry, the company said.

“The hospitality industry is leading the charge in creating the world we want to live in," af&co. founder Andrew Freeman said in a statement. "The industry is speaking up about equal rights, food waste, health and wellness, and much more. There’s a lot to be hopeful about in 2019."

Of the more than 40 predictions in this year’s report, here are 15 standout trends to expect.

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