South Hackensack, NJ-based Noville kicked off its fall creative inspiration program Sept. 24 with a “feast for the senses” from two New Jersey chefs. Chef Michael Morrison of Flavor Chefs and chef Greg Blumenthal of Bordentown, NJ treated the group to a variety of taste trends.
Breakfast included a discussion and demonstration of comforting aromas such as the odor of baking bread, scones, muffins, bars and brownies. The lunch menu included sweet potatoes and entrees such as chicken quesadillas, vanilla chicken, sesame chicken and sirloin steak strips. Finally, “ethnic eats,” focusing on the Cuban trend, were discussed. According to chef Michael, flavor trends move through restaurants first, then trickle down to retail.