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Eight food trends to watch for in 2013

Food trends to watch for in Canadian restaurants in 2013 Move over burger bars and head-to-toe meats. It’s time to focus on vegetables! Leafy greens, exotic roots and other locally-grown vegetables are set to take centre stage this year, as our world continues to demand healthier foods. Restaurant and foodservice operators will also be more accommodating to the growing population of vegans, and those on gluten-free, lactose-free, or sugar-free diets. Diane Chiasson, FCSI, President of Chiasson Consultants Inc., a restaurant and foodservice consultancy firm in Toronto, believes these are some of the trends that we will see this coming year: Eat your greens Vegetables will be all the rage in 2013, especially leafy greens. Expect to see kale, swiss chard, mustard greens, collard greens, dandelion, beet greens, turnip greens, Asian greens and all other kinds of greens being incorporated into menu items everywhere. Chefs are also making vegetables the star…