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Chef Dana Cohen, chef at from Unilever Food Solutions North America, is your host for the Salad Bites Podcast.


Your Host: Chef Dana Cohen

Join Chef Dana as she sits down with chefs from across the country to discuss 7 top salad trends. All in bite-sized episodes of 5-10 minutes!

Episode 1: A Little Funky Trend

Episode 1: A Little Funky Trend

In our first episode, Chef Dana chats with Chef Jason Binder about the A Little Funky trend, the growth of Asian cuisine, and how to make innovative trending flavors approachable on your menu.

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Episode 2: Main Squeeze Trend

Episode 2: Main Squeeze Trend

In our second episode, Chef Dana chats with Chef Nick Peters Bond about the Main Squeeze trend, how citrus is growing in popularity on menus, and insta-worthy salads.

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Episode 3: Ethnic Adventure Trend

Episode 3: Ethnic Adventure Trend

In our third episode Chef Dana chats with Chef Eitan Bernath about the Ethnic Adventure salad and bowl trend, to appeal to today’s more receptive palates seeking more worldly flavors, and global cuisines with a sense of adventure and experimentation customers seek. 

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Episode 4: Conscious Consumption Trend

Episode 4: Conscious Consumption Trend

In our fourth episode Chef Dana Cohen talks with Chef Tania Ganassini about the Conscious Consumption mindful eating trend that respects the environment and the body. 

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Episode 5: Functional Fuel

Episode 5: Functional Fuel

Chef Dana chats with Chef Kyle Jacobi about the Functional Fuel salad and bowl trend, to discuss ideas on how to offer salads that offer the protein boost, extra fiber or heart-health-promoting vitamins that consumers are intrigued by foods and beverages.

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Episode 6: Turn Up The Heat on Salad & Bowl Concepts

Episode 6: Turn Up The Heat on Salad & Bowl Concepts

Chef Dana chats with Chef Frank Halasz on how spice on the menu has been heating up for a while, but customers still want more. Now it’s all about heat from unexpected flavors like pink peppercorn, harissa and ginger.    

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Episode 7: Vegetables Take the Lead

Episode 7: Vegetables Take the Lead

Chef Dana discusses with Chef Sebastian Rivera from Sodexo about how vegetables are becoming the darlings of the plate as chefs feature them front and center and use meat preparation methods like roasting to give them more robust flavor. 

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Check back for more episodes this summer!