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Some of the most innovative and out-of-the-box thinkers in the noncommercial foodservice industry.

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IOU Blues

The Edmonds (Wash.) School District had to learn the hard way that allowing students to charge meals hurts the bottom line. Barbara Lloyd, foodservice director, had to put a new policy in place...

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The Slow Switchover

Taking the time to switch over to biodegradable disposables was worth it for Sheryl Kidwell, assistant director at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. By taking things slow, Kidwell says the d...

A new healthy eating program at Westinghouse Electric Company’s Energy Center headquarters in Monroeville, Pa., extends from the café to vending to catering. Colleen Rivera, general manager for ...

After five years owning a bakery, Dave Rensi decided to take on the challenge of hospital foodservice. Now as executive chef at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Superior Township, Mich., Rensi is br...

Hardin County School District's Janey Thornton, like many operators, has been struggling with rising labor costs. One way she fought back is by moving baking to a central facility. Here, she sha...

James Rose, executive chef at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., was one of more than 100 chefs that attended the 13th annual Chefs’ Conference at UMass. Rose speaks about what he and h...

Throughout her years in the industry, Shirley Everett, associate vice provost for Residential & Dining Enterprises at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., has witnessed the challenges w...

Hugh Gittens, assistant foodservice director/executive chef at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas took a six-month journey to Beijing to cook for the Olympics. He came ba...

Kathy Kane, foodservice director at the Michigan City (Ind.) Area Schools, increased participation by listening to students and increasing selections. Kane shares how she was able to make these ...

When a composter broke at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, Mary Lou Kennedy, director of dining services, decided to send the waste to a local pig farm. Kennedy talks about how her departmen...

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