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

Facilities Innovate with Purchasing, Plates

Long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania and Connecticut are controlling costs in different ways: one by standardizing purchases and another using bright-colored plates to increase patient/resident...


The blame game

In New York, the City Council is prohibiting the sale of "junk food" and soda in all city schools during specified hours.

Foodservice sales and customer participation at Manugistics, a software company in Rockville, MD, are up 20% since it introduced pizza, desserts and other items to its menu.

Catering in non-commercial foodservice during 2002 showed double-digit growth in key performance indicators, according to the latest FSD Catering Report (see charts facing)—representing a retu...

Administrators at Tennessee Tech Univ. in Cookeville have a new contract with Chartwells. Plus: Elementary schools in Topeka, KS, switch to prepared meals. Administrators at Ten...

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.

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