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The new 2023 Future Menus Trend Report is based on the opinions of more than 1,600 chefs from around the world

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilever Food Solutions, a global leader in professional restaurant services, today released its first 2023 Future Menu Trends Report, produced in collaboration with more than 1,600 chefs from over 21 countries. The report was launched at an event for leading chefs and food industry experts at Hive, Unilever's Center for Food Innovation in Wageningen, The Netherlands, as well as via live broadcast.

The top eight trends identified in the 2023 Future Menu Trends Report are Modern Comfort Food, Irresistible Greens, Wild and Pure, Flavor Contrasts, Feel-Good Food, New Sharing, Mindful Protein and low waste menus

"Identifying the hottest global trends is critical in our quest to provide solutions for chefs, who face challenges ranging from labor shortages to solving sustainability issues like food waste," said Hanneke. Faber, President of Nutrition at Unilever. "With the publication of the Future Menus Trend report, Unilever Food Solutions is not just sharing future trends, but is also offering solution-based insights and adaptable recipes to inspire chefs and help them feel future-ready."

Unilever Food Solutions anchored the 2023 Future Menu Trends Report around eight core themes based on global data, extensive input from more than 1,600 chefs, global social media analytics and the experience of hundreds of chefs offering real, practical applications.

The eight trends include suggestions for recipes, ingredients and techniques to offer tangible solutions to chefs and food operators.

About Unilever Food Solutions:

Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) is proud to be part of Unilever, one of the world's leading providers of fast-moving consumer goods. UFS, Unilever's professional catering division operating in 76 countries around the world, leads the industry by providing high-quality, innovative professional food ingredients and value-added services. Created by 250 professional chefs and covering 50 kitchens, serving 200 million dishes a day, UFS boasts strong brands like Knorr Professional, Hellmann's, The Vegetarian Butcher and Carte d'Or, and talented entrepreneurs who work closely with chefs and distributor partners every day. UFS is an inspiring global company, offering products and services created by chefs for chefs, with the goal of doing so sustainably. For more information, visit //

About Unilever:

Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of beauty and wellness, personal care, home care, nutrition and ice cream products, with sales in more than 190 countries and products used by 3.4 billion people every day. We have 148,000 employees and generate sales of 60.1 billion euros in 2022.

Our vision is to be the world leader in sustainable business and demonstrate how our purpose-driven and future-fit business model drives superior performance. We have a long tradition as a progressive and responsible company.

The Unilever Compass, our sustainable business strategy, has been established to help us achieve superior performance and drive sustainable and responsible growth, while:

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