In a January 2008 report titled, Convenience Foods in the U.S.: Fresh and Frozen, Packaged Facts, New York, wrote that retailers - and refrigerated and frozen prepared convenience foods, in particular - will benefit greatly from busier consumer lifestyles, Americans’ growing concern with health and their interest in ethnic cuisines and flavors.
Members of the American Culinary Association named ciabatta and focaccia “hot” food items in the National Restaurant Association (NRA) 2007 Chef Survey. In fact, premium breads are increasing in popularity across the board.
Foodservice operators could make their lives easier by using more frozen prepared entrees, which can deliver tremendous consistency, quality and food safety - all with no waste and very little prep time.
The chef contestants on Bravo’s popular reality TV show “Top Chef”
compete against each other each week by completing culinary challenges.
These tasks include everything from designing a menu for a finicky
bride and groom to getting a restaurant up and running in four hours.
It could be argued that there really isn't much "reality" in reality TV. It's not often that we find ourselves singing in front of millions of viewers, as contestants do every week on Fox's "American Idol," or dating 25 people at once, as "The Bachelor" does on ABC's reality TV show.