High school launches deli to beat off-campus competition
House passes bill to delay overtime rules
College rolls out dining discount to spur meal plan participation
Making veggie pasta
The ins and outs of forming a purchasing collective
Turning contractor selection into a public process
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
3 sizzling how-tos from the SHFM conference
Concepting by numbers
Feed student creativity with DIY training videos
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
5 big regional menuing differences
Reinvention of mac and cheese
Quick-pickling tricks for in-season produce
50 Greatest Menu Hits
Creating Healthier Menus
Healthy Recipe Revamp
K-12 Census: Making the effort
2016 FSD Menu Survey
2015 LTC Census: The state of Senior Living
The Big Picture
The new SNA president sounds off on what's getting in the way of nutrition
Thomas Thaman: Creating a healthy oasis in a food desert
Dave Ondria: A leader who's true to his roots
FSD of the Month
People on the Move
Beans for breakfast? Yes!
C&U crowd craves food with a kick
Boneless wings take flight
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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