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4 holiday flavors trending on menus
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Dec. 14, 2015
Cut time with speed-scratch dessert prep
Some operators are going the speed-scratch route, starting with ready-made components and adding fresh ingredients back-of-house to create signature desserts.
Nov. 23, 2015
How one woman pioneered the farm-to-school movement
Farm-to-school pioneer Alice Waters has 20 years of lessons to share from The Edible Schoolyard.
Nov. 17, 2015
Creating vegetarian options with mass appeal
Instead of imposing limitations on the menu, the plant-centric focus pushes chefs to get creative in developing vegetarian dishes that resonate with all.
Nov. 16, 2015
Indian flavors show local appeal
These sometimes-spicy, often vegetarian-based dishes are making inroads, due to more diverse populations and adventurous eaters in foodservice operations.
Nov. 16, 2015
Smoking is heating up in 2016
Smoking, both as a cooking technique and flavor enhancer, is heating up. The NRA's 2015 Culinary Forecast named smoking one of the Top 5 preparation trends...
Nov. 10, 2015
4 challenges to serving dinner at school
K-12 operators describe some of the challenges they’ve resolved some of the challenges of adding evening meals.
Nov. 9, 2015
3 restaurant trends FSDs could ride
If “switchel” is Greek to you, here are some opportunities worth exploring.
Nov. 6, 2015
How to land Gen Z diners
Foodservice directors looking to win the dining occasions of so-called Gen Z should rely on menus studded with such descriptors as "unprocessed" or "high protein," suggests a new...
Nov. 5, 2015
10 surprising trends for noncommercial from the NRA’s 2016 What’s Hot list
There are a handful of hidden surprises in NRA's 2016 What's Hot list for noncommercial operators among the 192 food, beverage and prep trends...
Nov. 3, 2015
Boosting traffic with late-night options
Northwestern University converted a dining hall this fall into a late-night snack and full-meal outlet, a decision that has resonated with students.
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