Fancy Food Show Trends 2011, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, Fancy Food Show, ham, specialty food, Nancy D. Brown
Specialty foods such as this ham will be on display at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show

San Francisco, California is a food-lovers paradise. This city by the bay launches and closes restaurants faster than a chicken lays eggs. In fact, it is commonly accepted in the food business that a new restaurant is more likely to fail than succeed.

What keeps foodies coming back to San Francisco’s Fancy Food Show

So what keeps foodies coming back to San Francisco’s Fancy Food Show like moths to the flame?  It’s all about what’s new and what’s next in the gourmet food industry.  What are the latest  food trends in the business?

As a travel writer who enjoys dining out and writing restaurant reviews, I can tell you that the San Francisco restaurant scene is exploding with food carts and trucks. How can foodies track down these food trucks? Often times you’ll be able to follow street food vendors using Twitter.

Specialty food trends

What are some other top specialty food trends from 2010 according to the editors of Foodspring? Rumor has it that San Francisco-based Chronicle Books will publish a High Times Cannabis Cookbook in the near future.

Happy Goat Caramel, Fancy Food Show, San Francisco, California, Nancy D. Brown
Michael Winnike introduced his Happy Goat Caramels at the 2010 Winter Fancy Food Show

A-List chefs give back
• Food trucks 2.0
• D-List celebrities pitch pistachios, including Snooki and Rod Blagojevich
• Sea buckthorn berries
• iPad menu apps
• Mandatory calorie listings on menus
• Food deserts
• Eataly
• Death of Oldways founder K. Dun Gifford
• Umami in a paste
• Hyperlocal food production
• Solar-powered food trucks
• 97 Orchard Street: An Edible History
• High Times Cannabis Cookbook
• Child Nutrition Act

Fancy Food Show Facts

This trade-only event is where buyers from the top names in specialty food retailing come looking for next year’s hot product and trends. Now in its 36th year, the Winter Fancy Food Show is the largest marketplace for specialty food on the West Coast. 80,000 products are slated for display by 1,300 exhibitors from 35 countries. Sorry, the Fancy Food Show is for members of the specialty food trade and media only.

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Additionally, Food Fete takes place on Monday, January 17 in the evening.  Again, my apologies, this is an invitation-only press event that connects gourmet food and beverage products with food and lifestyle journalists and bloggers.

What are your favorite things to do in San Francisco?

If You Go:

San Francisco Fancy Food Show, January 16-18, 2011

George Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA

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5 thoughts on “Fancy Food Show Trends 2011, San Francisco, CA”

  1. Wow, this place looks great. We have something similar (for consumers too) in Edinburgh called ‘Taste’ which I try to go to each year if I can.

  2. i would like to work at the fancy food show – registration

    please send me info

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