Using produce at its peak not only promotes nutrition and flavor, it can save money. This seasonal guide can help in planning purchases and the menu.
05-11-2015 Menu Development
Farmers are gearing up to satisfy increasing demand for pulses worldwide.
04-13-2015 Menu Development
With a goal of making menus healthier, operators across all market segments are increasingly turning to alternative sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup and agave to reduce their reliance on...
lthough refined white granulated sugar is still a go-to sweetener for 55 percent of consumers surveyed by research firm Mintel, natural sugars are closing the gap.
03-13-2015 Menu Development
In the past few years, pineapple has been transformed from a snack or side-of-the-plate option into a go-to ingredient for grilling, shredding and sauces.
This versatile fruit is a welcome addition to savory entrees and innovative desserts.
02-20-2015 Menu Development
"Americans are getting a little more adventurous in their purchasing,” Kehler says. “And we are seeing a huge increase in demand for soft cheese.”...
02-16-2015 Menu Development
From tangy feta to milky mozzarella, soft cheeses are a valuable ingredient in the culinary arsenal of non-commercial chefs.
01-16-2015 Menu Development
The conventional wisdom that chicken is boring doesn’t hold much weight with most non-commercial chefs, especially when you consider all the creative ways these operators use the ubiquitous bird on...
12-18-2014 Menu Development
Something happens once the weather turns cold: Customers who wouldn’t eat squash if their dining locations gave it away suddenly can’t get enough of it.
Even more than usual, labor issues were top of mind for noncommercial foodservice directors and restaurateurs at this year’s NRA Show in Chicago. Here's why.
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The legislation, hailed as a landmark by labor proponents, is already being copied by other municipalities.
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Here are the states with the highest reported ratios of free and reduced-price school breakfast to lunch participation for the 2014-2015 school year.
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