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

Spicing up grains

Members of the meat and potato crowd—still a solid majority throughout the country—are generally willing to vary their entrees with a selection of grains "on the side," especially those that are either made-to-order, exhibition-style, or well-seasoned with an appetizing array of spices and herbs, operators report. Many locations now offer menu grains as a daily feature of their salad bars and often include them in specialty recipes on a weekly basis.


Food Safety Comment Period Ending

The American School Food Service Association (ASFSA) and the American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) jointly submitted a letter to the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in January...

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...

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...

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.

"There's a nagging problem within school districts: that by and large, school f/s programs are not considered part of the mainstream education process," says consultant Tom Hinton.

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?

  • Page 803