new concepts

pancakes
We have been focusing on menus that allow our high school students to customize their lunch, so this is another menu option where they are able to do that.
fidget spinner
While they may be a nuisance to parents, restaurants are finding an unexpected use for trendy fidget spinners. Check out how this chef is showing off the new technique.
usda food pyramid plate
Help guests pay attention to what they’re eating and understand the dietary guidelines by creating a physical plate showing the recommended USDA food portions.
hibachi grill cooking
A ventless hibachi grill in the community serves multiple purposes. In the evening, up to eight residents can reserve the grill and enjoy a multiple-course dinner.
meal coupon
Cook Children’s Medical Center started a paid guest tray meal service a couple of years ago. Parents can purchase meal coupons and have the meal delivered.
eureka
Since California’s state motto is “Eureka!” it seems fitting that a recent conversation with the director of hospitality at San Diego’s Palomar Health led to the biggest aha moment I’ve had in a long...
sparkling water
About three in 10 consumers are increasingly drinking water at restaurants for health reasons, shows Technomic’s Beverage Consumer Trend Report.
chartwells teaching kids
The vendor has a number of lessons in store via its new traveling teaching kitchens aimed at young students.
french press
While a French press isn’t a tool found in most noncommercial kitchens, operators might want to think twice about multiple uses for this fancy coffee maker.
torch flame
There's more than one way to open a bottle of wine. When a corkscrew is nowhere to be found, Chef David Brue reaches for his butane torch...

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