The seven key trends in this photogallery are: Shifting spirits, Amaro, Home-grown herbs, Raw, Asian aromatics, Forget the fancy fit-out and Cajun invasion.
This gallery of top trends includes views from award judges food writer Joanna Blythman and chef Paula Mcintyre.
To find out more about the top food and drinks trends for 2017, according to the BBC Food and Farming Awards, click the next link in our photogallery.
The BBC Food and Farming Awards celebrate the achievements of the food and drink and farming industry. Categories include: Best food producer, Best drinks producer and the BBC Future Food Award. The winners will be announced in June.