Cooking competition aims to get students amped for lunch
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School district lifts flavored milk ban
New rules of open kitchen etiquette
Foodservice uniforms: Form, function and flair
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A lesson in pride of place
How one operator tackled malnutrition
Fish for partnerships
Health & Wellness
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What’s driving the nitro coffee movement?
Chicken soup for the low-sodium soul
Chefs’ Council: Menu-shaping trends for 2017
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Pasta taps into top health and dining trends
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Insights from growers and menu ideas on a variety of ingredients
June 2, 2013
Growers' Insights: A Swanky Sort of Spud
Many elementary students grow potatoes, sprouted in cartons on sunny windowsills, as a classroom assignment. But heirloom potato varieties—especially upmarket fingerlings—are a...
June 2, 2013
More than a Side
Fries and chips aren’t just filler for combo meals. These salty sides are no longer taking a back seat to their entrée companions, as many operations are making these items in...
May 11, 2013
In today’s food world, versatile ingredients are an operator’s best friend. They’re cost-effective, adaptable and fun to work with. At the top of that list sits...
April 11, 2013
Fish on the Rise
With foodservice customers eating more healthfully, fish has gained importance on menus in a growing number of non-commercial operations. But that has brought with it questions about sustainability...
Feb. 26, 2013
Dan Skay, executive chef at Parker Adventist Hospital, in Parker, Colo., loves avocados. “We’re in the Southwest,” Skay explains. “We use avocados in...
Feb. 15, 2013
In an age where convenience is king, many chefs prefer to “do it old school.” They understand the benefits of, and are not shy about using, commercially prepared spice blends,...
Jan. 27, 2013
Pulling Pork into the Limelight
Pork has long been like the ugly stepchild of the protein family, in part because of bans on the use of pig by some religious groups, and in part because of the vestiges of the old fears about...
Dec. 19, 2012
There are foodservice operators who have incorporated a variety of exotic grains into their menus, in vegetarian items and on salad bars, and customers have embraced them. But when it comes to...
Nov. 15, 2012
The Dark Side of Chicken
When planning menus, make room for dark meat chicken, says Kathy Hayden, foodservice analyst at Mintel Menu Insights in Chicago. “I can easily see chicken drumsticks [being] as big as wings...
Oct. 17, 2012
A Healthy Side of Pasta
Whole-wheat and gluten-free pastas are being added to menus as diners request options that are healthier or meet their dietary restrictions. At the same time, chefs are also upgrading classic pasta...
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