Julianne Pepitone

Julianne Pepitone


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When revamping, the design process can feel like fitting together the pieces of a puzzle: What needs to fit in the space, what’s the most efficient flow and more?
salad chicken
Vegetables and grains have stepped into the spotlight, thanks to the “flipping the plate” trend, but protein is still an important part of a balanced diet.
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Between menu planning, budgets and the other myriad concerns FSDs face, it’s easy to overlook the simple ID and/or cash cards issued to diners.
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Clients are increasingly demanding nonalcohol bar options at company soirees, and they expect the craftsmanship afforded to a classic cocktail.
vaccination
In a word: Yes. But there are two big legal exceptions, says attorney Rob Niccolini. And he warns mandatory flu vaccines might not be a smart idea for operators.
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The new yogurt era is all about the savory side, replacing full-fat products like sour cream in recipes, and shining as the base for top-your-own bars.
lucretia chancler
Lucretia Chancler’s roots lie in Louisiana’s St. Landry Parish. In October 2009, Chancler returned to Louisiana to become St. Landry’s supervisor of child nutrition.
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For Thomas Thaman, working in hospital foodservice means setting an example of healthy living for an entire city—and carrying the responsibility of making good food available to the community at...
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Foodservice operators are tapping into diners’ desire for simpler times with “throwback”-theme meals featuring the food, music and decor of previous decades.
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Even for foodservice operators who fancy themselves savvy on safety, allergens can lurk in surprising places throughout an operation—and sometimes includes the supplier.

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Roger Williams University and its foodservice vendor, Bon Appetit, are helping some folks affected by the ongoing government shutdown by giving free dinners to area Coast Guard members and their families.

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1. Prince George County Schools

Prince George County Public Schools in Prince George, Va., has been offering free meals to students this past week. The district also started a donation fund to make sure that all students will receive a hot meal regardless of whether they can pay. The fund has raised $15,000 through community donations so far.

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