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The latest foodservice management practices, food-safety news and more.
Operations

The Prepared Advantage

At Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, manager/executive chef Alan DelRosso utilizes a variety of prepared products for patient meals, the cafeteria and catering. And he's not alone: Operators continue to turn to food manufacturers for such products as vacuum-packed, ready-to-cook marinated salmon filets or pre-cooked meat for burritos and tacos.

Operations

Defining Job Expectations

All the training, recognition programs and orientation procedures in the world won't mean a thing if employees don't know what's expected of them. Indeed, consistent standards and a clearly stated mission are the starting point for any career development effort.

Move over, soda. Water and other beverages are looking to knock you off your throne as king of the vending machine.

Food safety consultant G. Peter Healy urges operators to educate themselves and their employees about the potential dangers of not handling and preparing seafood properly.

The nation's foodservice operators may soon receive new federal tax incentives to expand or renovate their facilities, under legislation advanced by Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) that calls for faster write-offs of restaurant buildings.

Foodservice industry leaders are warning the State Department that new visa screening procedures implemented in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks are creating workforce shortages for operators across the country.

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Assn. has announced the winners of its Silver Plate Awards, given annually to nine professionals achieving excellence in foodservice management.

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Assn. has announced the winners of its Silver Plate Awards, given annually to nine professionals achieving excellence in foodservice management. All winn...

Contrary to activists' claims, kids aren't getting fat because they eat school lunches, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman contends.

There aren't many desserts that define the term "comfort food" more precisely than classic pie. Whether it be "everyone's favorite" apple or a French silk, chocolate cream, customers can't resist.

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