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...
01-15-2012 Menu Development
Whether offered at breakfast, lunch or dinner, eggs are finding their way onto the plates of more and more customers, according to many non-commercial chefs. This increased demand has led to the...
01-04-2012 Menu Development
11-29-2011 Menu Development
Whole-wheat varieties of pasta are allowing operators to menu the grain as a healthy option. Today’s pasta dishes are more flavorful, stylish and healthful than ever before, according to...
11-07-2011 Menu Development
With increased awareness beyond the common mushrooms, many operators are incorporating exotic mushroom varieties, such as shiitake, trumpet, porcini, morel, chanterelles and truffles into dishes.
09-14-2011 Menu Development
Exotic grains are undergoing a kind of renaissance due to their healthy qualities and versatility. Also called heirlooms, these nutrition-packed grains—amaranth, teff, quinoa, spelt, millet...
08-30-2011 Menu Development
Indian spices—cumin, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, saffron, tamarind and capsicum—have been the motivation for travel, exploration, trade, war and...
07-15-2011 Menu Development
Operators find new ways to menu the other white meat. What’s not to love about pig?” Nancy Maslonka, executive chef at the Medical Center of Lewisville, Texas, says. “It...
06-23-2011 Menu Development
05-24-2011 Menu Development
Chicken may be the ultimate protein choice for operators in today’s recovering economy. Customer-friendly, affordable, reliable and versatile, chicken fits the bill in just about any market...
If you want employees who have fire in their bellies irrelevant of age, you need to set expectations and not allow mediocrity.
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Texas State University’s renovated dining hall, which will feature longer hours, is set up to encourage students and staff to stay awhile.
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Management is more than just budgets and labor schedules; a key aspect is adding excitement to an operation. Be sure to add a bit of change to spice things up.
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