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A collection of menu planning ideas for foodservice operators.

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Speed Prep Smarts

Even operators who swear by scratch cooking use convenience as a savvy survival strategy. The foodservice speed zone extends from the back of the house to the front of the house, thanks to pressure f...

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America, the Melting Pot

Despite our love affair with international cuisine, American staples like barbecue are still popular. The culture of the United States is blessed with so many ethnic influences...

In-house bakers can whip up a variety of cost-effective traditional and unusual desserts. Whether omnivores or vegetarians, we humans like our desserts. A special celebration is a good excuse to indu...

Bon Appetit gives its chefs the skills to build authentic flavor profiles. Culinary training is never on the back burner for the chefs and sous chefs at Bon Appetit Management Co. accounts such as Ci...

Operators meet the challenges of the increased costs of healthier foods with creative solutions and an outcry for federal funding.After the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act in 2004, school d...

Operators delve into Mexican history to bring new zing to this assimilated staple. Tacos long ago became a culinary given in the U.S.—so mainstream that they’ve pretty much bec...

Perceiving customer interest, some operators revisit—or tweak—dinner-to-go concepts. Who wouldn’t appreciate having a home cooked meal for dinner every night? Of course, just about ...

The idea of using food as a catalyst for learning is finding favor once again on college campuses. Education, like fashion, is an environment where elements may go out of style but never really disap...

. . .Then you know it’s become almost as popular as hot dogs and apple pie. Here’s how some venues do it. The recent publication of a book called The Sushi Economy, by Philadel...

Whether you have a deli bar or deli station, healthful choices are plentiful where sandwiches are concerned. In piloting new deli programs for their customers, two chefs—one from the East Coast...

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