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The goal of this dept. is to educate our children in making correct choices

Foodservices at the Albuquerque, NM, public schools will test vending machines containing milk, juice and healthy snacks in two middle schools this fall, with plans to roll out 60 more throughout the district.


Culinary Training

Culinary training is an ongoing process at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, an Aramark account in New Orleans. With several different restaurants and a complex catering operation generating f...

Talking about the "cutting edge" in hand washing sounds almost comical. True, there is an increasing number and variety of devices that can assist in the process, and newer, better gloves that can bolster those efforts.

When Dennis Pierce, associate dir. of dining svcs., Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, arrived in Chicago for the NRA show in May, the first place he went (after dropping off his bags at his hotel) was Fox and Obel, a very upscale grocery store and cafe located on the corner of McClurg Court and Illinois Street.

The White House is pushing for a significant revision in the government's dietary guidelines—a move that could have long-term implications for federal feeding programs.

The sweet and salty snack category lost slight market share last year due to the ailing economy, notes VendScape Data Service, Pittsburgh.

The first meal of the day is important, both to customers and operators. When offering breakfast poses production problems, however, using convenience products is the solution.

"Years ago, if you had standard ham, turkey, roast beef and tuna, you were in the sandwich business. Now, it's all wrapped up—that is, wraps—and paninis. Today's savvy customers wan...

Health Dept. shift F/S rules Foodservice operators in many parts of the country are finding that the ground rules governing sanitation standards are shifting as state and local ...

Whether you're serving elementary school–age kids or sophisticated corporate types, Mom's edict— "Try it, you'll like it!"—holds true when it comes to rice beyond the standard white, Spanish and fried varieties.

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