Menu Strategies

Best practices for creating innovative menus and signature dishes
Noncommercial foodservice honored its best this week at MenuDirections, Foodservice Director’s annual conference on culinary trends. Here's a recap...
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FoodService Director’s annual immersion in culinary trends, the MenuDirections conference, opened Sunday with a look at delivering health, sustainability and excitement. Here are some of the...
Unique local specialties, fresh ethnic mashups and a lesser-known ancient grain are making their way onto restaurant menus—and could be the next frontier for noncommercial outlets, too. Here are five...
This trio of foods and beverages is just beginning to have an impact on restaurant menus. Here’s your chance to jump on these consumer-approved trends early.
veggie balsamic pizza
School gardens, cooking classes and themed lunches are tools used to get kids to buy into bolder flavors, healthier foods and unusual ingredients.
Nashville hot chicken, a regional favorite, also has been on the bucket lists of food lovers visiting the Music City. Now it has flocked to other locales.
coffee latte art mugs
Water and coffee are among the items on the rise among noncommercial diners.
The familiar chickpea fritters are all the rage again in the restaurant world.
pho bowl
Stations focusing on salads, sandwiches and omelets—last decade’s customization models—have evolved into a much wider variety of DIY consumer options.
ponce city market food
What’s happening street side could work in noncommercial settings.

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