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...
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.
The terms “shrimp” and “prawn” are often used interchangeably, although various organizations emphasize the slight distinctions between the two.
03-10-2014 Menu Development
You know you’ve hit the big time when there’s a commercial about you during the Super Bowl. Such is the case with kale.
Producing leafy greens has become more expensive this year, due to heavy rains driving down yield, says second-generation farmer, Larry Corn.
02-10-2014 Menu Development
Customers like foods hot, and operators are turning to chiles for new ways to deliver the heat.
Tennessee has passed a bill opponents are calling ‘starve the children’, which allows school boards to opt out of the National Food Lunch Program without penalty from the state.
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A former cafeteria worker at Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, Penn., could serve up to one year in jail after pleading guilty to stealing more than $90,000 from students’ meal accounts.
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Mary Arlinda Hill continually aims to improve both Jackson Public Schools and her community.
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