Megan Warmouth is FoodService Director’s associate editor. In a variety of roles such as account manager, media buyer, program assistant and admissions director, Megan has worked with some aspect of the foodservice industry since 2002, most recently as the custom content editor for CSP Business Media, parent company of FSD. A native of Chicago, Megan loves to cook and travel, and is a fan of Jane Austen and anything British. Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Ball State University.

If you had a time machine what historical event or era would you visit?
19th century England.

What is your greatest fear?
Heights. I often avoid escalators because they make me nervous.

What would be your dream vacation?
The sun, a lake, a flotation device and a beer.

What is your favorite meal?
Pizza. Did I say I was from Chicago?

If you could eat dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be?
Jane Austen, if she would have me.

Which talent would you most like to have?
It would be fantastic if I could play a musical instrument.

What is your guilty pleasure?
The six-hour long A&E film production of Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” I own a backup DVD set just in case.

What will people always find in your refrigerator?
Greek yogurt, almond milk and cheese.

What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?
Wild boar ragout at Piccolo Sogno in Chicago. At the time, wild boar wasn’t on a lot of menus.

What are your words to live by?
There are two ways to be smart—one is to know the answer, the other is to know where to find it. 

We developed a line of housemade gluten-free/vegan burgers. We bound them with processed Rice Chex, garbanzo bean flour and/or flax seeds. This change increased our healthy burger consumption by 75%.

Steven Johnson is an associate editor for FoodService Director, where he primarily covers colleges and universities. Steven holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in communications from Columbia College in Chicago, and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Prior to joining FSD in May 2013, Steven worked as a freelance journalist in the Chicago area, where he was a contributor to such publications as the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reporter, The Times of Northwest Indiana and Progress Illinois. Before that time, Steven was a staff reporter for the Courier-News, a daily newspaper where he covered local politics in the city of Elgin. A Chicago native, Steven has lived in pretty much every neighborhood in the city, and as a result, has patronized more bars and pubs than any one person should admit to visiting.

If you weren’t in publishing what would you be doing?
Shooting wedding videos.

Which talent would you most like to have?
I would like to be able to play the guitar. Don’t have the fingers for it.

What is your greatest fear?
Opening up the fridge and finding only a box of baking soda. Wait, that happened last night.

Which living person do you most admire?
My parents.

What would be your dream vacation?
Any place with my wife that doesn’t involve me hiking some trail.

What is your favorite meal?
Barbecued duck. It takes forever to slow cook it on a grill, but very worth the wait when it’s done right.

What is your “guilty pleasure?”
Watching any TV show that involves crime – that means every “Law and Order” and CSI show ever made.

What will people always find in your refrigerator?
Apparently a box of baking soda is the only safe bet.

What is your most treasured possession?
My hats.  

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