This week Nick Portillo has a fascinating conversation with Suzy Badaracco, Founder of Culinary Tides, a private forecasting think tank which engages with all facets of the food industry including food service, retail, ingredient manufacturers, and suppliers. Suzy shares how her unique skill set of pattern recognition, which she initially developed while training with the FBI and Scotland Yard in London to identify patterns in crime scenes, has proven to be applicable in the food industry. She also discusses the latest trends in the food industry and how to spot and predict them.
2:38 Pattern Recognizers: An Rare Ability
6:14 Forecasting Trends in the Food Industry
13:26 The Challenges of Starting a Business
20:36 Leveraging Think Tank Services for Food Service Brokerage
40:41 Global Cuisine for 2023-2024
54:25 Consumer Behaviors Post-Pandemic: Impact on QSRs and Restaurants
1:04:00 Food Trend Predictions for Millennials and Gen Z