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University of Montana’s executive chef says flexibility is key when storing local produce for winter.
11-12-2013 Menu Development
A longtime side dish staple, beans are getting the spotlight treatment as operators look to satisfy customer requests for healthier and meatless options.
10-30-2013 Menu Development
Beans are a popular export for American farmers. Chris Capaul, a grower of baby lima beans in California, thinks it’s partly due to household economics.
10-07-2013 Menu Development
At the Carson Long Military Academy, a client of Flik Independent School Dining, in New Bloomfield, Pa., chef manager Joe Wiles has to feed growing boys three meals a day, seven days a week, so he...
When talking turkey, the subject inevitably leads to Thanksgiving. Chefs can’t help but cite the bird’s big day when discussing how they serve turkey.
Turkeys consume a steady diet of corn and soy meal. The combination of last year’s drought and government mandates for corn crops to be used as ethanol to blend with gasoline have led to...
09-23-2013 Menu Development
If you are lucky enough to have the manpower, making your own stuffed pasta can elevate your dishes to true restaurant quality. So it makes sense that a campus restaurant would be one of the few...
09-03-2013 Menu Development
Unfortunately, squash seems to enjoy more popularity as a sport than as a vegetable, farmers say. Squash, such as pumpkins, melons, gourds and zucchini, is a Cucurbitaceae, one of the four main plant...
While hamburgers appear on most menus, they’re only one in a wide variety of beef sandwiches.
07-29-2013 Menu Development
It’s good news, bad news for the beef industry. The bad: The drought has severely reduced feed yields for cattle, resulting in record-high beef prices. The good: Ranchers confirm that...
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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