Ancient grains are making a comeback. Not only are they nutrition powerhouses, many fit into gluten-free diets. These five can add menu variety.
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.
11-19-2014 Menu Development
Walk into a cafeteria, restaurant or food store and it’s clear that gluten free won’t be going away anytime soon.
Management is more than just budgets and labor schedules; a key aspect is adding excitement to an operation. Here are one FSD’s tips for adding a bit of change to spice things up.
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Students at Nickerson High School now have more entrees—and more seating options—to choose from during meal times.
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Foodservice directors use summer “break” to plan menus, secure funding and do work on their facilities—but there isn’t always work for their staff.
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