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Sept. 15, 2015
How to manage alcohol in campus catering
While students can visit the bar at events such as corporate recruiting, the University of Michigan doesn’t serve alcohol at student-run gatherings.
Sept. 15, 2015
How to plan for food allergies
The number of children with a food allergy rose 18 percent from 1997 to 2007, however, just 38 percent of K-12 operators had allergy training in the past year.
Sept. 15, 2015
How to prevent an oil spill
When you open a can of oil, make a hole in the corner diagonally across from the open end using the heel of a knife. This tiny opening helps air flow.
Sept. 8, 2015
Cooking classes for grads
We do a series of cooking classes—three to four per semester—for students getting ready to graduate. We teach t hem how to cook healthy foods.
Aug. 24, 2015
Calif. school foodservice workers learn marketing
Cafeteria staff at Palm Springs Unified School District underwent training on the “Smarter Lunchrooms Movement,” which included ideas on how to market serving lines to increase student participation.
Aug. 3, 2015
Culinary boot camp brings foodservice staff up to speed
Maryland foodservice workers received a crash course in food safety and nutrition, thanks to a culinary boot camp aimed at helping employees implement the National School Lunch Program standards.
July 20, 2015
CIA facility combines state-of-the-art student feeding, noncommercial training
There’s also the challenge of feeding several thousand of the most discerning customers on the planet.
July 13, 2015
Grills on the go
Though industrial grills are his go-to for high-volume events, Lyman Graham likes the versatility of home grills for smaller catering gigs.
June 23, 2015
Closing the nutrition-knowledge gap
An FSD hired a registered dietician to make sure her frontline staff knew enough about what they were serving to answer customers’ questions with confidence.
June 15, 2015
Building a solid next-gen team
Millennials aren’t afraid to talk to anyone in an organization; they’re driven to achieve; they embrace tech to ease processes.
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