We’ve just returned back from a fantastic five day food innovation and concept tour to one of the most exciting and vibrant dining scenes in the world….Chicago.

As official sponsors of this year’s Midas awards and members of the Menu Innovation Network we spent our time there experiencing some of the latest cutting edge concepts that this great city has to offer.

Delegates from the leading group operators, pub chains and casual dining groups in the UK joined us for a trip to the annual National Restaurant Association exhibition.

In addition to some behind the scenes visits to a number of downtown restaurants we also managed to find the time attend a presentation on the latest US food trends.

The trip was a huge success and has certainly given us some fresh and exciting ideas for some new menu items and serving suggestions that will help keep our valued customers ahead of the trend.