Hottest trends in the catering business industry so far in 2022

Indulgence is here to stay 
At the moment, food delivery isn't the only buzzword in the catering business. Entering the industry can be risky and difficult, especially in the face of new, upcoming trends. 

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However, with some research and a little bit of insight, there are ways to ensure your business stays on top of the trends and that you're not left in the dust. The food delivery trend, while still popular, has lost some of its shine in the past year. Instead, chefs, food retailers, and customers are changing their focus to the quality of the food available rather than how fast it can get to them. 

Your diners are looking for beautiful meals that zing their taste buds and open their eyes to fresh new ideas that have them coming back for more. To achieve this with your growing clientele, you will need to look at suppliers who can bring you fresh and unique produce to add to your menu. 

Consider wholesale meat delivery that always remains as fresh as possible. Think about the seasonal vegetables you are serving with your dishes. Your clients will be scrutinising what you are serving and won't be impressed if they find less than the very best! 

graze board by Afra. Willmore

Home-cooked food is growing more popular
Catering is a big business, and it's only going to grow in the future. People are fed up with the old, stuffy catering industry, and catering companies are responding to that with fresh, modern ideas about food and service. One of the most popular trends in the catering industry at the moment is a casual, homemade feel to the meals served, with a focus on organic food and fresh ingredients. 

Another trend that's grown in popularity is the idea of comfort food
It's no secret that the catering industry was hugely affected by the recent pandemic. With nowhere to eat out, the UK became used to eating and home and getting creative with their cooking. This, amongst other reasons, has played a big part in the surge of home-cooked food requests from those who are now happy to dine out once again. People love to eat food that's reminiscent of their childhood, their parents' childhood, or their grandparents' childhood. They want to feel like they're at home when they eat, and that's exactly what catering companies are striving for.

Personalisation is vital for your clients 
While many industries are still trying to figure out how to use personalisation to their advantage, the catering industry is already making plans to incorporate it. Just look at the way they're going all out with their menu designs and custom display solutions. If you're wondering why, it's because personalising the experience is absolutely crucial in this industry. Their customers are constantly on the move, and so are the demands. Catering to a specific event is often not enough for these businesses. They need to provide a personal touch that goes beyond what the occasion requires. This way, customers will feel like they have a special relationship with the caterer, which is key to their success.