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From Hormel Foodservice.

Speed-scratch ingredients can help noncommercial foodservice operators improve many aspects of their operations, including minimizing labor costs, ensuring product quality and consistency and enhancing menu versatility.

In foodservice venues such as those found in colleges and universities and hospitals, which often have high-volume kitchens with high employee turnover rates, training workers to prepare complex dishes can be impractical. Foodservice operators are often challenged to maintain a staff that has the capabilities to create and execute...

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High on next year’s to-do list for most foodservice operators is to boost high-margin coffee sales across their campuses. With 2018 winding down, it’s time to time to consider the latest innovations in coffee brewing equipment and how they can tie into beverage trends to ramp up service and sales at colleges and universities.

Here’s a peek at four coffee equipment trends brewing for 2019.

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These days, more people, especially millennials, are not just coffee drinkers. They’re coffee aficionados, highly conversant in the differences between...

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As Florida State University closed its Tallahassee and Panama City campuses in preparation for Hurricane Michael, the school’s foodservice made strides to ensure that students staying on campus would remain fed as the storm approaches.

Florida State was officially closed on Tuesday, Oct. 9, including all campus eateries except for The Suwannee Room , which remained open until 8 p.m. that day, according to the university’s website . Employees of Seminole Dining were slated to bring box meals to residence halls to ensure students had food on hand for Oct. 10-11. All campus eateries...

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employee training

“All training is a recipe,” said Rick Strutz, partner at Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Mich., as he relayed the story behind the deli’s success. Zingerman’s was founded in 1982 and has since expanded in size and scope, now employing 254 workers at the original deli and 900 companywide.

Twelve chefs and other participants who attended FoodService Director’s second annual FSD’s Culinary Council Summit at the University of Michigan stopped at Zingerman’s for a tour and lunch. During the visit, Strutz shared his tips for improving workplace culture , retaining staff and more.

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