University tweaks dining operations amid high costs
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District raises foodservice wage as salve to hiring struggles
In search of the foodservice sweet spot
Planning for food safety paperwork
The art of winning and retaining staffers' trust
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Blowtorch as wine bottle opener
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Adapting authenticity in Three Sisters Salad
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Top chefs join the Blended Burger Project™ to make a difference
Upgrading the center of the plate
Giving indulgent items a healthier spin
Insights from growers and menu ideas on a variety of ingredients
Nov. 18, 2014
Spice it up
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.
Oct. 21, 2014
Taking pork to the street
Pork’s versatility offers operators the chance to have some fun with the protein, especially in trendy street food applications.
Oct. 16, 2014
Breaking the piggy bank
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.
Sept. 19, 2014
Growers' Insights: Land is in demand for more beef
Despite ranchers receiving higher dollars for their beef, ranch expenses have increased, eating up their revenue.
Sept. 4, 2014
Save the beef
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.
Aug. 11, 2014
Behind the peel
Operators experiment with bananas and plantains to give texture and earthy flavor to dishes.
Aug. 11, 2014
Growers Insights: Variety sells a bunch
American banana growers gain an edge with creative cultivars.
July 31, 2014
Growers' Insights: Hawaii’s "hot" chocolate is always in season
While the majority of the world’s cacao beans are grown in Africa, Hawaiian production is spiking.
July 22, 2014
Menu insights: chocolate
Chocolate is found on 32% of menus and more data from research firm Food Genius.
July 10, 2014
From sweet to savory
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...
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