Megan Warmouth

Megan Warmouth
foodservicedirector@winsightmedia.com


As part of our ongoing Signature Series, we asked operators to share their unique recipes featuring granola.
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Getting a quick caffeine fix or on-the-go snack will be easier than ever at three university campuses this fall.
Dirk de Jong has been promoted to director of hospitality at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles.
Edward Gomez has been appointed the new food service director for Aramark at Drew University, in Madison, N.J.
This week, Ryan Virgil will take on the executive chef and general manager responsibilities for Sodexo at Northeastern Junior College, in Sterling, Colo.
Florence Moore Dining Hall, Stanford University
Shirley Everett, senior associate vice provost of residential & dining enterprises, had a vision “to create a unique design, which enhances the student living and learning experience with an...
Elizabeth Poore will provide strategic direction for the department.
Chef Rick Bayless at University of Pennsylvania
There’s more than ethnic flavors spicing up college foodservice. Campuses are capitalizing on the addition of unique regional and local favorites to their roster of retail options.
Erbert and Gerbert's Bistro Indiana University
The first campus units of Wisconsin-based Erbert & Gerbert’s Bistro to open this fall.
Focused on seasonal ingredients, a new food truck will service the underserved areas of the Ohio campus.

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On every other Thursday of our four-week cycle menu, we allow K-8 students to pick the entree choices. The media center specialist for each of the participating schools sets up the list of entree items on a computer for voting, and the winning entrees are given to cafeteria managers two weeks before the upcoming month to put into production. Students really like this, as it promotes ownership of the menu.

Ideas and Innovation
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We highlight our North Carolina products on a large chalkboard in our dining halls, and also list any produce we bring in from our own agroecology farm. It helps tell our story—positive and local.

Ideas and Innovation
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We have raised garden beds that residents can reserve and use to grow their own plants. Whenever a resident brings me fresh produce from their own garden, I try and incorporate it into a dish. If I do end up using it, I will display the resident’s name and what the produce was next to the dish on the menu.

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Curriculum for the mobile teaching kitchen centers around a single kid-friendly recipe, using ingredients that can provide talking points for nutrition, sustainability and food origins. “The recipe is the lesson,” Saidel says. “Every ingredient is an opportunity to talk.”

Earlier this year, Saidel, Perkins and Harvey did a student demo featuring roasted chicken and white bean tacos with greens and citrus salsa. “We can say, ‘Why are we using chicken instead of beef? Why are there some beans in here?’ You can talk about plant proteins and the sustainability and health message around...

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