Menu

A collection of menu planning ideas for foodservice operators.

Menu

That's Italian

Dedicated stations are proving that there’s more to Italian food than pizza and spaghetti with meatballs. “Italian food works very well with an exhibition cooking station, and ...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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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