The most important change seen in the restaurant industry is that aside to just eating food, people made cooking as their hobby. They watch television on it, learn about cooking, and discuss cooking with friends and colleagues. Food has become both competition and passion and for those who do not directly work in the food and beverage industry. Rather in a simpler tone, food has become trendy.
So, as the member in the hospitality industry, what does food mean to you? Has the newly found interest in the food items created competition among the customers? Or what are the biggest changes that the restaurant industry has witnessed in the last ten years? Let’s have a look-
- Food Photography
It is known to all that we first eat with our eyes and then with our mouth. This is of no surprise that with the increasing demand in the field of social media, food photography has gained huge popularity. Especially, you can see the posts on the social media sites like Instagram with the hashtags like #foodie, #foodgasm, #foodporn etc. it is said that the food is the gateway to other people’s lives. To take the best pictures and sharing to the social media requires decoration of the restaurant as well using of the best kitchen equipment like ovens too.
For example, as the restaurant industry in nations like Australia has experienced a huge rise in the last few years involving a change in the entire process of cooking. Restaurant owners are using commercial ovens in Australia for efficient and clean cooking. This change the entire concept of the food and beverage industry and the process of cooking has become simply too.
- Takeaway Apps
As per the ‘Business Insider Intelligence’, the food orders placed via the smartphone apps will make up to 10% of fast-service restaurant sales by the year 2020. As like the dating apps and the social chatting apps, there are several food ordering apps helping customers to order food online and get them delivered at home within a short time. With the apps, the users can choose the restaurant they prefer and order the food. Even as the first time food order, the customers can also get discounts on their purchase.
- Blogging and Online Testimonials
In these days, everyone is the food reviewer. Several food ordering apps provide the opportunity to the customers to review the food and the restaurant from where they have ordered the food.
The food blogging is also becoming a popular hobby for the food amateurs to promote restaurants or food items through their food blogging. Even the professional bloggers use colorful pictures of the food on the blog to make the posts attractive and informative.
- Reality Television
After the MasterChef launched in Australia, people became too addicted to the television shows that only deal with preparing food. Even the non-professional candidates also watch the TV shows on food to get information in cooking the complicated dishes.
These are 4 major changes, the food and beverage industry witnessed in the last 10 years. People not only eat food, but they also enjoy food!