Our quick-look top 10 of the future trends coming up in events.
1. FOOD METAVERSE
Welcome to the Metaverse. It’s not just an idea that is 10 years away. It is here now. A landscape flourishing for events and experiences alike.
Let’s look at The Foodverse: allowing users to farm, harvest, and sell ingredients from the most acclaimed chefs around the world. Then claiming dishes as NFTs. Who knows, perhaps in the near future we might meet you next in our futuristic Metaverse foodie festival?
2. 3D ACCESSIBLE PRINTING & ROBOTS
We are pretty much living in a science fiction novel. From fully-fledged robotic kitchens to food delivery and barista robots, the restaurant industry is about to launch into a world of friendly bots and endless possibilities, ideal to wow at your next event.
3. EDIBLE FOOD PACKAGING
The global edible packaging market is predicted to increase steadily over the coming years and reach new heights over the next 5 years. One of our big wishes is for the industry to see more edible and biodegradable packaging, along with sustainable alternatives in all the events around our precious planet!
4. GASTRONOMICAL SPACES DESIGNED FOR SOCIAL-MEDIA
EATertainment space future.
What about hosting the next-gen of press and influencer events in such places….
5. DIRECT TO AVATAR COMMERCE
D2A commerce means brands can launch and promote exclusive virtual products on gaming platforms.
6. VERTICAL FARMING
The world must find a way to produce more food, in a more sustainable way – using less land and resources. In the documentary “A life on our planet” David Attenborough points us towards using the Dutch agricultural model, claiming it is “entirely possible for us to apply both low tech and high tech solutions to produce much more food from much less and to produce higher yields in far smaller areas”.
As a Greenmark and 1% for the planet company, Delicious Events Agency and their sister company Ziggy & Violet consciously present and encourage the most sustainable minded catering ideas and partners.
7. BUZZ-LESS SPIRITS
There is a widening array of non-alcoholic drinks to taste, and according to the IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, the category is expected to expand by 35% by 2023. We believe that there is room for, and a need for, both alcoholic free and buzz-less versions of the drinks we know and provide in our events.
8. FUNGI & MUSHROOMS
The mushroom is one of the protein sources of the future. They are considered to be a complete food, as it contains all nutrients required for human health. Offering a rich source of proteins, vitamins, minerals and bio active compounds which are reported to have therapeutic and medicinal properties.
It can be said that mushroom will suit the future physiological, social and financial needs of future generations. Hence mushroom very well deserve the title of smarter future food. You’ll be seeing us recommend it on menus and also for season decor very soon.
9. PLANT BASED CHICK’N
In January 2020 alone, KFC sold more than one million of their brand new vegan chicken burgers. Soon after, in October 2020, fast food chicken based behemoth Nandos took note and added a vegan chicken option to their menu which also proved hugely popular. Brighton based Really Happy Chicken’s plant based chicken sold out within hours of opening. We expect this trend to continue rising throughout the year.
Imagine, if your next summer festival would provide the yummiest options with a majority of meatless food-trucks? #WewouldLoveit
10. TRADITION AND STRONG HERITAGE FOOD
Heritage cooking means embracing and highlighting a culture through food. Historic, family recipes that have been passed down generations; For some, they’re made-from-scratch recipes that mix simple, whole ingredients and traditional, old-fashioned techniques and tools.
More people from creative industries are focusing on the creation of heritage focused events, to connect consumers with the origins of their brand.