Culinary Visions conducted a nationwide consumer survey with more than 2000 consumers to gain a better understanding of the dining expectations, attitudes and tendencies of pandemic-era consumers away from home. The survey delves into the ways in which pandemic-related restrictions are likely to continue to affect consumers’ lives and the ways in which foodservice providers can meet their evolving needs. The first wave of this study was fielded in June 2020 and successive waves are planned for late fall 2020 and early 2021 to track evolving behaviors and attitudes of U.S. consumers.
Culinary Visions launched an online survey to 1,528 U.S. consumers who were responsible for ordering catering for a group of more than six people in the past year to explore their experiences. Results from this study were compared to results of the same study conducted a decade earlier in 2010 with respondents who met the same profile. Culinary Visions found that more people than ever are ordering food for group occasions, and with that increase comes a rise in expectations for the convenience and quality of catered food options.
The Modern Hospitality Study surveyed 2,000 Americans, ages 18-55+, about their preferences and interest regarding modern hospitality trends dealing with technology, community and atmosphere, and the personalization of food. In-depth secondary research and consumer interviews were conducted to focus areas of inquiry. This study from Culinary Visions explores how modern hospitality and foodservice trends drive consumer preferences to patronize hotels and resorts for business, pleasure, and everyday.
A CHICAGO CULINARY ADVENTURE
We are delighted to welcome you to Chicago for the National Restaurant Association Show, and we want to share some of our favorite places with you to help you enjoy our city even more. There are always plenty of hot new restaurants, and we cut through the clutter to tell you about the places worthy of your attention.
Our 2019 edition includes a special section on Atypical Concepts where you will find restaurants, gourmet retail stores and fast casual concepts to explore for inspiration, indulgence or relaxation with your friends in the industry. Feel free to tell us about your adventures and favorites you’ve enjoyed during your stay.
This project was created to demonstrate Culinary Visions’ unique ability to reimagine time-honored products with on-trend culinary ideas that appeal to modern consumers in a whole new way. The project explores the possibility that cottage cheese may be the next trendy food, similar to the rise in popularity of yogurt and hummus. Culinary Visions chefs created the recipe concepts that were tested with more than 1,800 consumers nationwide.
The Cannabis Products project was created to reveal insights on the future of cannabis in the food industry by surveying 1,938 consumers. The study reflects Culinary Visions’ distinct ability to anticipate trends in foodservice. This report explores consumers’ interest in various cannabis-infused products and cannabis-related experiences, while also gauging consumer knowledge and motivations.
The 2018 Fresh Perspectives Study examines existing consumer perceptions on what defines freshness when shopping for groceries, eating away from home and while on the go. In this study, 1,500 US consumers nationwide reported their opinions and purchasing motivations toward fresh food. Topics from The Fresh Perspectives Report include an analysis of fresh definition, fresh merchandising cues and the importance of convenience.
The Global Indulgence Study examines various choices consumers make w hen eating desserts outside the home and what influences these choices. With 2,000 total survey respondents, data was collected from five countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Germany. The study further provides a cross-country analysis of consumer behaviors and attitudes that reflect global differences in indulgence preferences.
Culinary Visions collected insights from culinary professionals, scoured more than a dozen trade conferences and surveyed over 5,000 consumers to learn about the foods and flavors most likely to captivate consumers this coming year. This year, the conversation was as much about the ingredients and those involved in bringing food to the table as it was about the meal itself. Using consumer studies, Culinary Visions found that consumers believe that food and beverage play a crucial role in their never-ending quest for healthy balance with a hectic lifestyle.
The Mindful Dining™ Initiative, an ongoing body of work from Culinary Visions, examines consumer attitudes towards ethics-based dining choices outside the home. In this study, over 1,500 US consumers were surveyed about their attitudes towards ethical eating choices that impacted their behavior for convenience and portable food purchases. Topics from the “Ethics On the Go” report include snacking, quality ingredients and natural foods.
The 2018 Mindful Dining Study examines consumer attitudes towards ethics-based dining choices outside the home and is part of the Mindful Dining™ Initiative. In this study, over 1,500 US consumers were surveyed about their attitudes towards ethical eating choices that impacted their behavior for food purchase and dining decisions. The study, titled “Mindful Dining,” was published in March 2018. Topics include healthfulness, quality ingredients, natural foods and group dynamics.
In 2017, the Culinary Visions team collected insight from 500 seniors across the United States regarding their experiences, dining expectations, tendencies and attitudes toward senior living communities, following up to their previous 2012 report. What emerged from this inquiry was an understanding of several trends driven by “new seniors” who have explored senior living options but are not currently living in senior communities.
In Spring of 2017, the Culinary Visions team explored consumer attitudes towards experiential-based dining opportunities such as food halls, farmers markets, emporiums and arcades. The inspiration for this emerging market report was a recent study by Culinary Visions which found 85% of consumers saying they love to attend food focused events and food festivals. Whether permanent or pop up venues, food focused market style experiences are captivating consumers throughout the U.S. and abroad. This new study highlights how experiential dining concepts tap into consumers’ desire to explore, learn, sample and shop food.
The Global Dining Study: France is the fifth study in the global dining series by the Culinary Visions. In 2017, the CV team explored over 1,000 consumers’ attitudes and behaviors related to meal choices at home, in the workplace and at restaurants throughout France. While French cuisine is often regarded as elegant and simple, French consumers and their appetite’s are more robust and complex. When compared to consumers surveyed in the U.S., results show that these food-savvy French consumers have differing opinions of where to eat and what drives their meal choices.
The Global Dining Study: Mexico is the third in the North American dining series by Culinary Visions. Launched in early 2017, the study explored over 1,000 consumers’ attitudes and behaviors related to meal choices at home, in the workplace and at restaurants throughout Mexico. When comparing to similar dining studies conducted in the United States and Canada, results show there are as many similarities as there are difference between Mexican consumers and their North American counterparts.
In early 2017, Culinary Visions surveyed over 1,000 U.S. consumers to explore which
characteristics draw consumers to make certain food venues their destinations when dining at and away from home. Specifically, the Culinary Visions team wanted to identify aspects of shopping in the deli that make it unique, craveable and worth the visit. Results found that the deli has a unique ability to satisfy the modern consumer’s insatiable desire for food experiences. Whether it is offering new contemporary meals or time honored traditional ones, today’s deli has the opportunity to make any independent, convenience or grocery store a destination.