Session Details

2021 Trends: Innovation Roars Back

Wednesday, March 24 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT


Mike Kostyo, Senior Managing Editor & Trendologist, Datassential

After a year of gorging on comfort foods and being stuck at home, consumers say they are ready for new trends and exciting food concepts in 2021. Join Datassential's Trendologist Mike Kostyo as we dive into the latest data on consumer needs and wants in this altered landscape, from how tastes are changing across generations (including how the very definition of "comfort foods" is changing) to the next generation of mashups (Middle Eastern nachos, anyone?). We'll also dive into what "healthy" and plant-based will mean in 2021, take a look at how the chef's role continues to evolve (including data on how the next generation of consumers perceives chefs today), and dive into the ten flavors and ingredients that you should have on your radar if you want to be "in the know."

Meet Mike Kostyo