In this episode of the Titans of Foodservice podcast, host Nick Portillo speaks with Cathy Holley Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at Flavor & The Menu Magazine and owner of the Flavor Experience event. Cathay and Nick discuss trends in the food service industry, focusing on Gen Z and their preference for experiential dining. Kathy shares insights into the Flavor Experience event and the importance of engaging with high-volume menu developers. She also discusses the influence of social media on Gen Z's eating habits and the future trends in flavor development, including global cuisines and innovative beverages.
02:54 Kathy's background and how she got into the food industry
04:37 Kathy's ownership of Flavor and the menu and the Flavor Experience event
09:39 What makes the Flavor Experience unique and its focus on trends
16:05 Kathy's day-to-day responsibilities in Flavor and the menu
23:05 Trends in Gen Z and their focus on experience over flavor