Operations

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

Receiving Food Safely

It isn't particularly hard, and there are no new bells and whistles to help do it better. Like most other things in a f/s environment, it's a balancing act that requires knowledge, procedures and pr...

Operations

Mike Bradley, Silver Plate

The foodservice arena is losing one of its own. Mike Bradley is transitioning out of his career in foodservice, having been recently appointed Ashland (OH) University's director of physical plant.

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.

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.

School foodservice authorities across the country that serve meals which satisfy federal dietary guidelines may soon qualify for special financial rewards, under a new incentive program being developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Growing international tensions over U.S. military action in Iraq are beginning to spill over onto the menu boards at the U.S. House of Representatives' cafeteria.

"We have a tremendous staff of professionals," he says of those who make up the school system's "fabulous" foodservice team. He is slightly embarrassed that it's only his name on his Silver Plate Award, he says, because he credits the team with accomplishing so much.

A balanced, varied diet is important before, during and after pregnancy, especially if breastfeeding (see modified Food Pyramid on this page).

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