Food and beverage are an essential part of services offered by hotels around the world and one of main sources of non-room revenues, so there’s no wonder that this field is thoroughly studied and analyzed by hotel companies. Recently New York-based consultancy company Baum + Whiteman published its own report dedicated to main trends in this sphere for the coming year.
Such a simple action as putting food into our mouths is actually a result of work of many companies and professionals. Food and beverage sphere is also prone to trends and fashion. These days, electronics comes to all areas of our life, and food is no exception. Even several years ago electronic wizardry was mostly hidden from our eyes and used on background, but in 2015 and coming years it will be more often put to the front, becoming a “guest facing technology”. Consumers will deal with all kinds of devices and technologies to make their stay in restaurants more comfortable. This includes, for example, electronic table booking and pre-paying for dinners. More restaurants many add pay-for-table system, where guests will be able to buy “dinner tickets” just as they book airplane or train tickets.
When it comes to food, oysters are expected to become a popular choice in 2015. They are getting cheaper because of detoxification of bays and inlets. Finally, next year we may see big names come to the restaurant business. That is particularly true for fashion names like Ralph Lauren - companies try to diversify their business in that way and gain more attention to their main products.