UMass Dining partnered with the Center for Student Development to host a ‘Green’ Barbecue. Many items on the menu were from local farmers or local industry. Everything was compostable or able to be recycled, including the plates and utensils.
A trip to Berkeley
I’ve arrived in San Francisco, a city I am quickly learning to love, for the annual conference of the Society for Foodservice Management. I’m here primarily to serve as the moderator of a panel at the conference on Thursday afternoon, so I have the opportunity to do something I don’t get a chance to do much of these days: visit with operators.
Social media and how to use it is quickly becoming one of the hottest topics in non-commercial foodservice. I will be presenting a talk on the subject at the upcoming HFM conference in Indian Wells, Calif., and SFM has Michael Atkinson, founder of foodservice social media site FohBoh, on the program at its national conference next month in San Francisco.
It is amazing how time manages to get away from us, particularly when a holiday rolls around. Here it is, the first full week of July, already 10 days since we gathered together 12 college and university foodservice professionals in Austin, Minn., for a meeting of the minds. It seems like only a couple of days has passed.
Even though talking with chefs and foodservice directors in non-commercial operations would suggest that customers are clamoring for Indian cuisine, Thai food remains at the top of the list of “hot” cuisines, according to the results of the 2009 Menu Development survey compiled by FoodService Director.