Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is going to have so many new fans! The world-renowned chef with 38 restaurants worldwide is transitioning his upscale Beverly Hills restaurant, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, to one that is more plant-centric!
Credited with reinventing French cuisine, Jean-Georges will focus on plant-based dishes at his California restaurant to appeal to the growing demand. “The food trend is definitely more plant-based today. After all, it takes two years to grow a steak and just two weeks to grow a radish,” said Chef Vongerichten. Right he is!
While Jean-Georges Beverly Hills won’t be entirely plant-based (maybe one day soon!), his desire to focus on a more plant-centric menu is admirable. It’s also exactly what people want. A 2015 survey by market analyst Mintel found that 61 percent of consumers say they enjoy menu items that heavily feature vegetables. Chef Vongerichten has noticed more and more young diners since he started 25 years ago. That’s not surprising, considering how one in 10 Millennials is vegetarian or vegan, with more than 60 percent consuming meat alternatives. His vegetarian restaurant ABCV in New York has seen massive success with its plant-forward menu, so we can only imagine the same will be seen in Beverly Hills.
If you’re ever in the Los Angeles area, be sure to check out Chef Vongerichten’s Beverly Hills restaurant to show your support!
Interested in learning more about the rise of plant-based food in restaurants? In a recent episode of the #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias podcast, Chef Matthew Kenney dished on why he predicts that plant-based food will be present everywhere within the near future.
To learn more about the environmental impact of our food choices as well as trends and developments in the plant-based food space, check out our podcast #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias.
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