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The Future Of Food In Focus At 2016 City Food Lecture
Future food trends are set to be the key focus at London’s exclusive City Food Lecture 2016.
One of the most important, prestigious and exciting dates in the industry calendar, the annual, invitation-only event, which this year takes place on Feburary 16 at London’s prestigious Guildhall, features a keynote address from a leading industry figure on a topic they see as being most important in shaping the way food is produced, distributed, marketed, sold and consumed.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Christophe Jouan, Chief Executive of The Future Foundation, with a lecture entitled: “What, When and How will we be eating in 2025?”
The address promises to provide cutting edge insight into future food trends and, it is hoped, will be a catalyst for significant debate across the industry.
Other speakers include former star of the BBC’s “The Apprentice”, Margaret Mountford, who will chair a panel discussion featuring Judith Batchelar, director of brands at Sainsbury’s, Chris Elliot, a Professor of Food Safety at the University of Belfast and food writer and futurologist, Lyndon Gee.
The Lord Mayor of London is also set to be in attendance and will provide a welcome address.
Keynote speaker, Christophe Jouan, said: “I’m very excited and honoured to be asked to give the keynote address at such a prestigious event for the UK food industry.
“The Future Foundation has looked in depth at the myriad of factors which affect global food trends and some of our findings, I believe, will be an eye opener for even experienced industry insiders.
“I sincerely hope people will enjoy the evening and I look forward to meeting the key figures from the British food industry in person.”
The City Food Lecture is organised by seven City of London livery companies whose roots are in the food industry – namely the Worshipful Companies of Bakers, Butchers, Cooks, Farmers, Fishmongers, Fruiterers and Poulters.
Previous keynote speakers at the City Food Lecture include Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King, Unilever chief executive Paul Polman, former Cadbury Schweppes chairman, John Sunderland, and former Tesco chief executive, Sir Terry Leahy.
hungryhouse.co.uk reveals what Brits will be eating in 2016
hungryhouse.co.uk studied users' ordering trends over the last 12 months revealing an increase in trendy cuisines such as Korean, Thai and Caribbean, as UK residents look to bring street food in to their living rooms.
The online food ordering platform has found more and more customers each year are wanting to test their taste buds and try more adventurous cuisines, with ⅔ of hungryhouse users regularly venturing away from the nation's favourites of pizza, curry and Chinese.
Following the popularity of Korean at street food markets, the cuisine has grown by a massive 85.4% in orders, more than any other cuisine on the platform, indicating that many Brits are choosing to incorporate more exotic dishes in to their daily routine. Whilst Korean has been getting all the attention, it seems the humble Chicken Korma has decreased in popularity, by 28% compared with 2014.
Trendy favourites such as Thai and Caribbean have had a firm place in takeaway for a while, but last year saw people stepping out of their culinary comfort zone of Thai Green Curry, opting instead for Panang Curry. According to hungryhouse data, more than half of users would choose Panang Curry or something else over the more traditional Thai Green.
Also receiving numerous positive reviews and reorders is Curried Goat, which is set to surpass Caribbean favourite Jerk Chicken in popularity, indicating a growing curiosity for trying new things.
Scott Fletcher, CEO, hungryhouse.co.uk comments: "As we enter another year, it's great to look back and see how customers' ordering habits have changed over the last 12 months. Personally I think it's exciting to see the growing interest in different cuisines - especially the street food trend which is really starting to impact the industry.
"We're following these trends and continually adding more restaurants and cuisines to our platform so we can offer a wide variety of these new and exciting foods to our customers, as they become more adventurous with their top takeaway picks in 2016."
Global consumption in 2016 will see a blend of established, new and counter trends, challenging the way consumers live and shop.
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