As more momentum for Raw Foods products has been building in the past 5 years, more and more restaurants, vendors, and processors have started to offer Raw Foods with everything from appetizers, smoothies, and raw desserts. “Raw food used to be an exotic diet and lifestyle for people really hardcore into health food,” says David Wolfe, “Now it has opened up and is more accessible” to everyone. Charlie Trotter, World-renowned chef, recently state “I think, in the future, all chefs will need to have an awareness of how to prepare raw food,” “It will be just another component of a well-rounded culinary education, like learning about butchering or pastry.” Chef Trotter has even written a top-selling RAW cookbook.
The driving force of all new trends has been the consumer. As consumers are adding more natural & organic foods to their diet, Raw Food products have become larger percentage of the diet. This trend seems to be growing, and has been reinforces by new studies the provide links between healthy eating & longevity, and the prevention of degenerative diseases.