Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Executive Editor

Articles by
Tara Fitzpatrick

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How one university dining program is luring Taylor Swift fans and more feel-good ideas to borrow

Heart of Foodservice: In this installment of FSD’s new weekly series, we check out a lunch for Taylor Swift fans, kids testing new menu items, Jet Tila’s new teaching style and more.


Recipe Report: 5 sizzling summer recipes for grill, smoker or skillet

Get fired up, and get ready for your smokiest, most flavorful summer menus yet, whether you’re working with a giant smoker, an outdoor grill or a simple skillet.

In this inaugural edition of a new weekly feature of stealable ideas, check out a Hawaiian luau, employees learning American Sign Language (ASL), a student baker phenom, a cooking contest with Cheez-It chalupas and more.

From day-to-day dining to Diwali, Chef Rajeev Patgaonkar, CEC, AAC, HGT, has forged a culinary path that’s allowed a generation at Michigan State University to experience the truly fascinating flavors of Indian cuisine and given Indian students and faculty at taste of home.

With these fun, fresh new brunch recipes, you can add the unexpected to the tried-and-true for your most beautiful brunch ever.

Going beyond typical plant-forward recipes, R&D Chef Sarah Bodner introduces new ideas that can be replicated all year, not just at special Earth Day events.

Ever tried a Korean biscuit dog? How about banana pudding biscuits? Now you can! The finalists show off comfort plus creativity.

University of Florida’s solution for feeding students in the midst of construction of a new dining hall has turned out so well, it will almost be a shame to see it go.

The endlessly colorful cuisine of Mexico is always in season, but Cinco de Mayo is a great time to bring some new recipes to the party, starting with El Rio Picante, an alternative marg, and finishing with DIY churro sundaes.

More is more with these sporty menu items, from the LA Cheesesteak Dog to the Milwaukee Brat Burger to Steak Elote Empanadas to Stuffed Concha Bread and Smoked Meat Rings.

Kids in the kitchen? It’s a wonderful place to learn about the connection between cooking and community.

Sodexo Live! puts the pedal to the medal with new menu items and concepts calibrated just for racing fans as the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix roars into the Miami International Autodrome in May.

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