Operations

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

SAS Institute Silver Plate

SAS Institute, reportedly one of the best companies to work for in the country, is a leading software provider. So it's no surprise that the operating systems in the food and nutrition services department are cutting edge—albeit the serving line in the 15-year-old main cafe is straight-line rather than the more up-to-date scatter system.

Operations

Soy and Health

Sales of soy foods in the U.S. have more than tripled in the past decade to about $3 billion. In a recent survey by the United Soybean Board (USB), 70% of consumers thought soy was healthy, but only...

Not the beauty pageant winners of the garden, root vegetables nonetheless lend themselves to beautiful preparations. Many roots can be eaten raw and all have a wonderful range of flavors.

Today's food preparation stations are becoming easier on the eyes—as well as the back, legs, neck and shoulders.

A new pizza served to schoolkids in Houston is selling like hotcakes...er, pie. Clink the link above for more details and more non-commercial foodservice news. For more informat...

Refrigeration is one of those f/s equipment areas in which innovation comes not with great leaps forward, but gradually, with adaptations here and there that help increase efficiency and user-friendliness.

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.

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

Did you know that 97% of people traveling regularly say they are willing to try a new restaurant when they're out-of-town?

Some manufacturers would argue sarcastically that the newest thing to happen to refrigeration would be operators taking the time to use their units properly. Keeping refrigerator units humming isn't difficult; it just takes some extra attention.

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