Dana Moran

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Dana Moran
Managing Editor
dmoran@winsightmedia.com

Dana Moran is managing editor of FoodService Director magazine and FoodServiceDirector.com. Her favorite vegetables are sungold tomatoes, beets, asparagus and triple-cream brie.

 


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These inspiring tidbits and trends started off 2018.
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The FSD team has eschewed our typical sections in favor of a hyperfocused design for this State of the Industry issue. Why? Because we wanted to ask three big questions.
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Here's what kind of year operators should expect. Whether inching along or in leaps and bounds, nearly all noncommercial segments are expected to see foodservice growth in 2018...
Crazy ideas—why not give them a chance? Operators go off the beaten path for FSD’s second annual celebration.
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FSD’s managing editor dishes on the November issue and the best ways operators are menuing trends like plant-based dishes, international cuisines and DIY options.
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FSD's Managing Editor discusses the latest issue of Foodservice Director, operators who are innovating in an immediate crisis and all the workers who are highly motivated to get it right. ...
Tastes shift from the traditional in FSD’s 2017 LTC/Senior Living Census. Read on to see how things have changed from 2016—and how operators are responding to new demands across the board.
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FoodService Director is pleased to welcome some new members to its Chefs’ Council, a panel of chefs from C&U, B&I, hospitals, senior living and K-12.
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As summer begins to fade and vacation season comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking about revitalizing staffers’ connections to one another.
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Operators aren’t just thinking about food during the school year; it’s a 24/7 job. We chatted with FSDs about new avenues and venues for tackling hunger.

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