Benita Gingerella

Benita Gingerella
bgingerella@winsightmedia.com


The event aims to highlight fresh fruits and vegetables in school meals.
The winners will be honored at the SNA’s Annual National Conference this summer.
MenuDirections
As FSD has grown, so has its event counterpart, MenuDirections.
senior living
For FoodService Director’s 30th birthday, leaders in senior living foodservice take a walk down memory lane—and reveal what they believe the future holds.
build your own bowl
For FoodService Director’s 30th birthday, K-12 leaders take a walk down memory lane—and reveal what they believe the future holds.
locally sourced
For FoodService Director’s 30th birthday, C&U frontrunners take a stroll down memory lane—and reveal what they believe the future holds.
Colleges and universities throughout New England are invited to submit their ideas on how to benefit the region’s food system.
potato curry
Students wanted something more exciting, and staff delivered.
wildfire prep
Here's how FSDs adapt to help feed people during emergencies...
The top-rated dish featured orange-glazed pork with a black bean and wild mushroom cake topped with an orange gremolata.

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Foodservice operators and other employers in New York City are adjusting to a new law that enforces paid time off for staff who have been the victims of certain crimes.

Called paid safe leave, the benefit is believed to be among the first of its kind in the nation. A more limited version has been in effect in Minneapolis since last summer.

The New York law applies to employees who have been the victims of actual or threatened domestic violence, unwanted sexual contact, stalking or human trafficking.

Workers can also opt for safe paid leave if a member of their...

Industry News & Opinion

A Massachusetts bill to end lunch shaming has been stalled in the House, reports South Coast Today.

The House chair of the Education Committee voted on Tuesday for further study of the bill, which would prevent schools from throwing away hot lunches and/or serving an alternative meal to students behind on lunch payments. Under the bill, schools would also be unable to bar students with unpaid balances from participating in extracurricular activities.

Additionally, the bill asks schools to take action in reducing families’ meal debt by helping families apply for free or...

Industry News & Opinion

The University of California, Santa Cruz is converting its Cowell Coffee Shop into a “multi-service basic needs cafe” to aid students facing food insecurity .

The new cafe is being created through a partnership with dining services, the school’s center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems and UCSC’s Cowell College. Due to open at the start of the fall semester, the lower part of the cafe will continue to be a study space for students (with free coffee and tea) and will also host nutrition and financial wellness programming.

Upstairs, the kitchen will be used as a...

Managing Your Business
quitting job

What prompts foodservice managers to clean out their offices and head out with a last paycheck? A new survey suggests the triggers may be changing with the times.

The canvass of 2,000 restaurant professionals, conducted by placement firm Gecko Hospitality, shows lifestyle issues abounding among the top 10 reasons for parting with a restaurant employer last year.

Here are the gender-specific lists:

Top 10 reasons female managers leave

1. Better opportunity

2. Unemployed

3. Relocation

4. Not satisfied

5. No growth

6. Long...

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