2013 Preview: Caterers Predict Food Trends

By Lauren Matthews December 31, 2012, 6:45 AM EST

“I love chile de árbol—Spanish for ‘tree chili’—and am excited to use more of it in the coming year. It has this great smoky, subtle flavor that is the perfect alternative to black pepper.” —Elaina Vazquez, owner and head chef at Boutique Bites Catering & Events, Chicago

Photo: Courtesy of Boutique Bites Catering & Events

We asked caterers and chefs from across North America to predict food trends and popular ingredients we'll see at events in the year ahead.

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