Harvard and dining staff reach tentative agreement
Students steal thousands of plates from dining hall
Cooking competition aims to get students amped for lunch
How to keep customers on-site for coffee
New rules of open kitchen etiquette
Foodservice uniforms: Form, function and flair
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
Cultivating a message with herb gardens
A lesson in pride of place
How one operator tackled malnutrition
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
What’s driving the nitro coffee movement?
Chicken soup for the low-sodium soul
Chefs’ Council: Menu-shaping trends for 2017
50 Greatest Menu Hits
Creating Healthier Menus
Greatest Hits of the Season
Healthy Recipe Revamp
K-12 Census: Making the effort
2016 FSD Menu Survey
2015 LTC Census: The state of Senior Living
The Big Picture
Lucretia Chancler: Helping feed a hometown in need
Thomas Thaman: Creating a healthy oasis in a food desert
The new SNA president sounds off on what's getting in the way of nutrition
FSD of the Month
People on the Move
The James Beard Foundation and The Blend
Get creative to fuel the snacking generation
Pasta taps into top health and dining trends
Feb. 16, 2016
Why you should house-roast sandwich meats
House-roasting sandwich meats allows culinary teams to control quantity and quality while providing a greater opportunity to use products already on-hand.
Jan. 4, 2016
How to make perfectly portioned meatloaf
St. Joseph Memorial Hospital only needs three or four servings of meatloaf, so instead of making a large loaf, they place the meatloaf mix into muffin tins.
Sept. 15, 2015
Reduce waste with fermented vegetables
The University of Montana started playing with fermenting things that people used to throw out—the stems of mushrooms, the gills of portabella mushrooms.
Aug. 24, 2015
Going whole hog: DIY butchering
We started butchering whole animals in our kitchen. We plan with our staff to make sure [daily] production is done ahead, so we can take a day to butcher.
July 13, 2015
Reduce waste with salad-dressing shooters
During the 2015 MenuDirections Awards Dinner, our salad course was served with individual salad-dressing “shooters” [instead of one vessel for the table].
April 13, 2015
Save the salads
On Friday, when we break down our salad bar, we freeze 75 percent of the items for use in soups and other dishes.
Dec. 19, 2014
We have begun sending milk at breakfast only to those patients who ask for it, instead of including milk on every tray.
Dec. 2, 2014
Keeping it on campus
To encourage students to use Black Bear Bucks, the currency kept in their university account, we offer a discount on food purchases.
Nov. 21, 2014
Pretty and practical herb displays
We grow herbs in decorative containers indoors. We place the containers in retail or servery locations where customers can see the herbs being used in display cooking stations.
Nov. 10, 2014
Better communication saves dollars
We have a conference services area where we do internal and external events. We provide foodservice and staffing for these events.
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