Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Executive Editor

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Tara Fitzpatrick is Senior Executive Editor at FoodService Director. Tara holds a bachelor of science degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kent State University. Before joining Food Management magazine in 2008, she was associate editor at National Association of College Stores in Oberlin, Ohio. Prior to that, she worked as a newspaper reporter in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio, where she lives now. Tara is a fan of food history, legends, lore, ghost stories, urban farming and old cookbooks.

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Grad-week/art fest mania at U of Tulsa, aquaculture awareness, the Pac-Man aesthetic, land to ladle at school and more

Heart of Foodservice: FSD’s weekly hub of ideas, people and positivity. In this edition, we take a peek at summery trends just starting to simmer.


Three Sisters, Blue Zones and what they’ve got to do with healthcare dining

Morrison Healthcare provides each location of the Mayo Clinic with local culinary inspiration, and ideas keep coming, including a superstar farm-forward recipe incorporating corn, beans and squash by Chef Michael Millben.

These summer refreshment recipes are super-chill to prepare, but oh-so-sophisticated to serve. Dive right into tamarind-habanero aguachile, Granny apple gazpacho, fruit salsa, pina colada-inspired sorbet and watermelon-crab soup.

From shortcakes to seafood dishes to cornbread panzanella and more, strawberries are fresh-picked for sunny summer style.

CCL Hospitality Group’s latest report on optimizing tech for senior-living communities shines a light on how best to include residents in our increasingly tech-forward world.

Patt leads the Idaho-based foodservice management company that serves B&I, healthcare, senior dining and independent schools. Her personal journey informs her work.

Brownie mix opens doors, as Eurest’s intentionality in partnerships is a powerful boost to small businesses.

The majesty of mushrooms works its magic on menus and shapeshifts from taco filling to escabeche to pate to grilled cheese and more.

Heart of Foodservice: Check out this latest installment of FSD’s new weekly series on good food, good deeds and stealable ideas.

Schenkel forged the trail for Unidine Corporation and Compass Community Living. Now, his Phoenix3 Holdings LLC is helping senior living, health care and B&I dining reach new heights.

We took a walk through the beverage tent! Come along with us as we check out the newest equipment, talk to mixologists and taste test beverages.

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