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empanada fork
An empanada ‘fork’ seems like a tool that would lay in a back drawer—except when the Latin American-style turnovers are on the menu. But, it’s a kitchen MVP.
Francisco “Frank” Fimbres is Sodexo’s first-ever Culinary Diplomat, a position unique to the company’s newly acquired U.S. House of Representatives account.
Temple University’s goal to have its own food truck area could happen as early as this year, although some detail—like the cost to vend on campus—are still up in the air.
white food truck graphic
JPS Health Network recently initiated a schedule of on-site food trucks for the night shift to enhance dining options. They run between midnight and 2 a.m.
high school hallway
Lakota Local School District uses carts to take meals down the hallways, so students don’t have to come to the cafeteria to get breakfast or lunch.
pasta maker
A pasta machine can make the dough rolling process more efficient and the end product more consistent than if rolling hors d'oeuvres or desserts by hand...
clown juggling
To generate student excitement, San Diego Unified School District had its schools apply in a raffle to have the local circus perform at a general assembly.
For operators taking cues from diners clamoring for healthier options, Beefsteak has proven that a veggie-forward approach can be a success.
Oakland University has reopened the food court in its student center following a $3.5 million project.
Baby Boomers are shaking up senior living facilities by bringing their social-drinking habits with them.

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