Foodservice Director | March 2018

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Next-gen customization: FSDs are evolving so diners can have it their way

Also In This Issue: 
  • Dietitians are having a healthy influence on the culinary side
  • Dining in a disaster: FSDs step up to help during emergencies
  • Foodservice Operation of the Month: Los Angeles School District

The Line

coffee flavors
These nine flavors are diners’ morning favorites.


Dietitians are making a healthy impact on the culinary side.
pro kitchen
Here’s how three members of FSD’s Chefs’ Council kept their cool in the heat of the moment.
A senior-living chef found a way to sneak some extra nutrients into a soft pretzel recipe.


Here are some tips for snagging grants and hosting imaginative events.
wildfire prep
Here's how FSDs adapt to help feed people during emergencies...
buying small
It’s not just about local—finding small producers with a good story is key.

Steal this idea

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One operation found a way to gather students' opinions more often and more directly...

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