While we might not know what New Year’s resolution our favorite chefs are making, it is fun to know what they think will be trending in kitchens as we enter the new year. From popular ingredients to bringing more tableside presentations into the dining room, there’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to restaurant experiences in 2023.
Many chefs think Asian flavors will continue to find their way into other cuisines, while several feel that fermented food will be all the rage. As far as ingredients, mushrooms are poised to be in the spotlight not only as a protein source for non-meat eaters, but as a coffee replacement and all around star of the show. If you think you can handle the heat, you could be in luck, as plenty of chefs think things are going to get spicer in the coming year.
With over 300 chefs offering their thoughts for this year’s trends, we couldn’t include them all—but here’s a taste of what you might be able to expect.
Here are the predictions from 46 top chefs around the country based on what they think will be trending in kitchens in 2023:
“I believe Southeast Asian food will be the next popularized food trend and will finally see the recognition it deserves in 2023. The use of curry and spices will be a new staple in many homes, especially those who are looking to eat a more vegetarian lifestyle, which is another trend I see soaring next year. Due to meat prices going up and also the environmental impact that meat has had over the years, we’ll see more people finding ways to incorporate veggies in all three meal periods.” – Yulissa Acosta, Chef de Cuisine at Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona
“Living in the Washington D.C. area I have watched the groundswell behind Filipino cuisine in the last few years, and it’s poised to break into the mainstream. The restaurant Bad Saint in D.C., which is unfortunately closed now, drew national attention to the cuisine