It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not the holidays. It's the release of the annual What's Hot Chefs survey from the National Restaurant Association. Each year the NRA polls chefs from all over the country, asking them to rate menu items, cooking techniques, and types of cuisine as either a "hot trend," "perennial favorite," or "yesterday's news."
So what should you expect to see in the coming year on restaurant menus across the country? According to this year's survey, there is a great emphasis on envionrmental sustainability, healthy kids choices, and local foods. Read on for the complete list of top 10 restaurant trends in each catergory.