We may be only a few days until Christmas, but now is the time to think about your plans for 2015. The hospitality industry has definitely witnessed an upturn in 2014, and although this is positive, it has created a competitive environment: restaurants, bars and hotels need to constantly be on the lookout for the newest trends and concepts that will help them stand out from the competition.
2014 brought many new, innovative trends and concepts – fast casual restaurants within a rustic setting being one to mention. This year, the industry is seeing more unique trends emerging, one being the distinct use of colour. The emergence of two-tone coloured tableware and buffet displays allows those who might be uncertain when it comes to decision-making to choose two colours rather than one, offering unique contrasts and designs to serve food in. The colours we predict to stand out in 2015 are gentle greys, chocolate browns, pastel blues and plush burgundies. These are sure to crop up in everything from crockery to napkins.
Industrial chic is another emerging theme we believe will be hugely popular in 2015. Materials such as copper, brickwork, stoneware, polished concrete and driftwood are just some of the components that are appearing in the trendiest of bars and restaurants across the country. Some might mix these with a more traditional setting, while others may employ this concept to a grander extent and create their own industrial warehouses! Needless to say, it is definitely one we will be watching closely in 2015.
Hugh Jordan Catering Supplies are known to be first for innovation, and experts in sourcing innovative products to suit any theme or concept the industry demands. The brand is behind some of the leading restaurants, hotels and bars across Ireland, and its experienced product specialists are always ready to help make your idea a reality. You can always call for a consultation on 01 862 7200, or email [email protected]. Alternatively, you can visit the company's blog via www.hughjordan.com, where you’ll find new concepts, products and industry news from around the world to help spark some ideas.