Ancient grains are the current rock stars of the whole-grain world. From amaranth to wild rice, they are sprouting up on operations' menus nationwide...
11-18-2014 Menu Development
Healthy and a big flavor kick. That’s what chefs like about dishes made with spices, such as cumin, coriander, thyme and oregano, that are common in the Mediterranean region.
10-21-2014 Menu Development
Pork’s versatility offers operators the chance to have some fun with the protein, especially in trendy street food applications.
10-16-2014 Menu Development
It costs more to raise old-fashioned breeds, but chefs gladly fork over more cash for the characteristic flavor, fat and texture of heritage pork.
09-19-2014 Menu Development
Despite ranchers receiving higher dollars for their beef, ranch expenses have increased, eating up their revenue.
09-04-2014 Menu Development
Wholesale prices for choice-grade beef—the main variety consumed in the U.S.—surged 11% from May 2013 to May 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
08-11-2014 Menu Development
Operators experiment with bananas and plantains to give texture and earthy flavor to dishes.
American banana growers gain an edge with creative cultivars.
07-31-2014 Menu Development
While the majority of the world’s cacao beans are grown in Africa, Hawaiian production is spiking.
07-22-2014 Menu Development
Chocolate is found on 32% of menus and more data from research firm Food Genius.
Creating a pro-whistleblowing environment doesn’t have to divide your staff. In fact, it might actually lead to a more positive culture.
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Texas State University’s renovated dining hall, which will feature longer hours, is set up to encourage students and staff to stay awhile.
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Management is more than just budgets and labor schedules; a key aspect is adding excitement to an operation. Be sure to add a bit of change to spice things up.
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