Benita Gingerella

Senior Editor

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Benita is a senior editor for FoodService Director and covers K-12 foodservice. She has been with the publication since 2016. In her spare time, Benita is an avid restaurant-goer and loves to travel extensively.

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Northfield Hospital's Thai Tofu Salad has hospital staff sprinting to the salad bar

Locally Sourced: While it has only been on the menu for a few weeks, the salad has already caused a “eating frenzy” among hospital staff, says Chef Molly Lindberg.


K-12 pizza competition to raise money for unpaid meal charges

The Sizzling Slice Showdown asks school nutrition operators to submit their best pizza recipe to raise money to go towards tackling school meal debt.

Also in this week’s legislative update: A Oklahoma bill would encourage farm-to-school efforts in the state and Hawaii and Tennessee consider implementing universal free meals at school.

The foodservice provider’s Scales & Tails Seafood Culinary Contest tasked chefs to come up with innovative recipes using seafood.

When designing the menu for pasta concept Al Moro, Executive Culinary Director Mike Smith didn’t want to mimic the offerings commonly found at Italian casual dining restaurants.

Fourteen Texas high school culinary teams were challenged to create a vegetarian lunch entree as part of Aramark’s annual Culinary Star Competition.

A new report examined school meal participation in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and Vermont during the first school year the states implemented policies mandating healthy school meals for all.

Take a look at these sustainable ideas shared during Catersource + The Special Event last week in Austin, Texas.

The dining team partnered with Black Residents United in Housing to host the class, which taught participants how to make Jambalaya.

A new study reveals that California school nutrition programs are experiencing vacancy rates that are three times higher than that of U.S. public school teachers.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: A Kansas bill would prevent the state from participating in Summer EBT and Ohio lawmakers tackle lunch shaming.

Event and catering professionals gathered in Austin, Texas last week to discuss industry challenges, trends and more.

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