menu development

The school will begin offering past items favored by students as weekly specials.
salad chicken
Vegetables and grains have stepped into the spotlight, thanks to the “flipping the plate” trend, but protein is still an important part of a balanced diet.
jackfruit
It emerged as a top food trend on Pinterest’s 2017 predictions, is “the latest miracle food” according to Epicurious, and was called “a nutritional bonanza” by NPR.
brisket beef plate
The demand is up for smoked sausage (+19%), beef brisket (+12%) and beef ribs (+16%) for dinner—a trend noncommercial operators say they are also noticing.
chicken tetrazzini bowl
The No Whey station in the main dining hall at Georgia Southern University offers students meals that are free of the eight most common allergens.
hibachi grill cooking
Otterbein Lebanon Retirement Community installed a hibachi grill this fall, and within three months they had 300 residents and guests make reservations...
restaurant patio
Lenbrook Senior Living recently started doing patio dining during the summer months, and stole some pointers for upscale barbecuing from local country clubs.
idea bulb innovation concept
Throughout this issue, we’ve highlighted stealable ideas in all realms of noncommercial foodservice, from protein-focused sides to legalized marijuana.

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