Tooth of the matter
While trolling the Web for news late last week, I came across a story from The Washington Post regarding one-time presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. The Ohio Democrat, a member of the House of Representatives, had sued Restaurant Associates for $150,000 over a broken tooth.
A doggone disgrace
Let’s file this news story under the arguments in favor of universal free lunch. I found the article particularly interesting because, years ago as a reporter for the Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter, I used to cover this school district.
I had planned this week to regale readers with details of my wonderfully enlightening trip to Chile, and I still will do that, as well as post a photo slide show of the tour. But the trip had a somber aftermath, with the devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country early Saturday morning.
There was good news and bad news for non-commercial foodservice operators in a couple of recent report from restaurant industry analysts. Technomic Inc., the Chicago-based restaurant research company, noted that the recession has caused more people to entertain at home rather than out at restaurants and catering halls.
So far, the 2005-2006 growing season has been pretty favorable for salad greens. “The weather was phenomenal in the desert, where much of the winter produce is grown and the quality is excellent, with very little spoilage,” reports Teri Trost, sales manager of national accounts for Earthbound Farms.
Todd Foutty (rhymes with "howdy"), dir. of food operations at 750-bed MetroHealth Medical Ctr. in Cleveland, oversees—among other responsibilities—the implementation of a sophisticated cook-chill production and food delivery system that he initiated as part of a $3.5 million renovation begun in 1998.