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...
02-10-2014 Menu Development
Chiles are a “hot” trend for 2014, according to McCormick & Co.’s Flavor Forecast 2014, as food lovers everywhere have a “growing obsession,” with both “sizzling heat” and the “surprisingly full-...
Customers like foods hot, and operators are turning to chiles for new ways to deliver the heat.
01-10-2014 Menu Development
Government food policy and the popularity of healthful foods are helping America’s rice growers.
Rice has long been a staple of menus, but the usual white and brown varieties aren’t cutting it anymore.
12-17-2013 Menu Development
Operators get creative to make tomato sauces their own.
12-11-2013 Menu Development
“Tea is probably the most labor-intensive crop on the planet,” says Angela Macke, the founding director of Light of Day Organic Farm and Tea Shop, in Traverse City, Mich.
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...
The gig economy, also known as the shared or on-demand economy, leverages app-based technologies to match independent workers and customers.
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Officials say Benjamin E. Mays High is the only school in its district with a greenhouse that uses hydroponics and aquaponics to grow vegetables and herbs year-round.
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Foodservice directors use summer “break” to plan menus, secure funding and do work on their facilities—but there isn’t always work for their staff.
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