NYC schools debut 100% local burger
University debuts customizable vegan menu
District launches grab-and-go smoothies
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The ins and outs of forming a purchasing collective
Turning contractor selection into a public process
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
3 sizzling how-tos from the SHFM conference
Partner with outside districts for grants
Concepting by numbers
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
5 big regional menuing differences
Reinvention of mac and cheese
Quick-pickling tricks for in-season produce
50 Greatest Menu Hits
Creating Healthier Menus
Greatest Hits of the Season
Healthy Recipe Revamp
K-12 Census: Making the effort
2016 FSD Menu Survey
2015 LTC Census: The state of Senior Living
The Big Picture
Thomas Thaman: Creating a healthy oasis in a food desert
The new SNA president sounds off on what's getting in the way of nutrition
Dave Ondria: A leader who's true to his roots
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People on the Move
C&U crowd craves food with a kick
Boneless wings take flight
C&U operators leverage pizza toppings, novel and familiar
Insights from growers and menu ideas on a variety of ingredients
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...
Sept. 14, 2012
Ice Cream Creativity
Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, produces 185,000 gallons of ice cream a year. Standard flavors like vanilla, cookies and cream and cookie dough sell best, but staff at the university...
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