Published in FSD Update
University of Montana’s executive chef says flexibility is key when storing local produce for winter.
08-11-2014 Menu Development
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.
07-10-2014 Menu Development
Chocolate has long been the domain of desserts, candy and sweet beverages, but cocoa can do more than satisfy your sweet tooth. Operators also are using chocolate to bring an earthiness to a variety...
06-09-2014 Menu Development
With their variety of shapes, colors and tastes, heirloom tomatoes have become highly coveted by non-commercial chefs—when they can get them.
Heirloom tomatoes are cherished as delectable, old-fashioned and wholesome, but not all growers produce heirlooms from humble seed.
05-10-2014 Menu Development
Be it sweet watermelon, classic cantaloupe or humble honeydew, non-commercial operators know seasonality rules when menuing melons.
Food safety is a grave concern for cantaloupe farmers. In 2011, 33 people died from consuming cantaloupe carrying listeria, a deadly pathogen.
04-10-2014 Menu Development
Be it crabs, mussels, clams, scallops or—the big daddy of all shellfish—lobster, operators have come up with endless ways to incorporate these invertebrates into their menus.
Competition from outside catering operations forced the University of Notre Dame to take a close look at its own services and up its catering game.
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Tom Vilsack encouraged Congress to “expand on, solidify, institutionalize and strengthen” the regulations.
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To streamline recruitment of foodservice employees, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hosts a summer job fair where candidates are interviewed and hired on the spot.
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