Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
adult eating pizza

Changing tastes are driving demand for more nuanced takes on the classic pie.

wahoo tacos

School FSDs are boosting health and engagement in the lunchroom—while keeping an eye on Washington.

Thai beef salad

Chefs share which restaurant trends they are paying the most attention to.

workforce fsd
Here’s how operators are balancing more tasks than ever, from interior design to staff training.
Here are some tips for snagging grants and hosting imaginative events.
afterschool program

A new report by the Food Research & Action Center sheds light on which states are succeeding at after-school nutrition participation and which ones are not.


The newest member of Los Angeles Unified School District’s dining team doesn’t look like anyone else on staff. 

buying small
It’s not just about local—finding small producers with a good story is key.
menudirections panel

FSDs left the culinary event with a wealth of ideas to help implement healthy options at their operations. 

plant-based food

Operators had a lot to say about plant-centered dining at FoodService Director’s annual MenuDirections conference.


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