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April 10, 2013
So much about dining is visual. But it’s not just the food that needs to look amazing. Creating an inviting dining environment is key to a location’s success. Below we showcase...
April 7, 2013
Boston College “Fly”ing High with New Mini-Marts
Responding to continued student requests for foodservice outlets akin to a 7-Eleven store, Boston College Dining Services has opened three “mini-marts” that it calls On The Fly...
March 14, 2013
Professional Chefs Ramp up Quality of Hospital Meals
For patients in a hospital, food is often the only thing they can control. And for those hospital employees and visitors, the café is often a welcomed spot of respite from the hectic...
March 10, 2013
We at FoodService Director have long been committed to providing operators with ideas to do their jobs better, often by sharing ideas from within the industry. But we decided it was time to expand...
Feb. 22, 2013
Chefs in foodservice operations of all stripes are bringing distinct culinary experiences to their catering customers, offering everything from boxed lunches to deluxe sit-downs.
Dec. 14, 2012
Foodservice operators always look to impress, but during the winter holiday season the stakes are even higher, as chefs seek innovative methods to help customers celebrate with family, friends and...
Dec. 7, 2012
The Tray Matters
In 1998, Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus, Okla., received an overall meal service score of just 38% in its Press Ganey survey. By 2003, that number had soared to 93%. Key to the positive...
Nov. 19, 2012
Food Trucks to the Rescue
The University Center at the University of Houston is getting its first face-lift since the building was constructed in 1967. The renovation of the student center will include a new food court with...
Nov. 6, 2012
Renovation Brings Foodservice up to Speed
When Kansas Heart Hospital, an acute care hospital specializing in cardiovascular services, was opened in 1999, the kitchen was designed to serve the hospital’s 23-bed capacity. Although...
Oct. 23, 2012
Online Exclusive: Making Catering Memorable—Unusual Requests
Strange catering requests don’t happen as often as one might think, and they are usually not as strange as you might expect. Whenever we ask operators to share with us their strangest...
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