Sauces are also a great way to be on-trend with global flavours bringing excitement to all areas of the menu. Restaurant Canada’s 2015 Chef Survey identified Ethnic Sauces as one of the top 10 trends on Canadian menus1. It further mentioned Ethnic Fusion, Southeast Asian, Indian, Korean and Middle Eastern as the hottest trend cuisines. Sauces are an ideal way to capture some of these global flavours.
For Canadian diners, barbecue sauces in particular have gone mainstream2. Consumer interest in barbecue flavours for menu items beyond traditional grilled fare is growing. As an example, 27% of Canadian consumers polled for Technomic’s 2014 Canadian Pizza Consumer Trend Report said they would consider ordering a pizza with barbecue sauce, up from 16% who said the same in 2012.