How can i make sure i am staying up-to-date with industry trends in my food service job?

In the New Year, most people are looking to the future. However, as entrepreneurs, we must think about the future all year long. Keeping abreast of trends affecting your company, your customers and your industry is crucial to maintaining the competitiveness of your company. Here are 10 tips for keeping up with trends.

Trends help you keep up to date, allowing you to be more competitive when it comes time to serve customers looking for a place where they can eat good food at an affordable price. This may seem old fashioned, but specialized magazines are still one of the best ways to stay informed on topics specific to your industry. Technology is a great way to keep in touch with other people in the industry, whether you're interested in learning more about how things work or want to keep up to date with what's happening. If your restaurant is struggling, there may be a problem with your menu or service style that could be improved by looking at the way others operate their restaurants.

Events such as Showstoppers of the National Restaurant Association and the Food Beverage Industry Convention & are the perfect places to network with other vendors, share ideas and learn about new products and services.