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Cafeteria Serving Essentials

As we’ve tried to emphasize in this blog series, the goal of a successful school lunch program isn’t merely to serve the greatest number of kids in the most economically efficient way possible. Like running a restaurant, the goal is to create ...

School Kitchen Design Ideas

Some may not believe it, but a considerable amount of forethought goes into designing a school cafeteria. While many may look strictly utilitarian, there is a careful logic dictating how tables, serving stations and the back kitchen are arranged. Thanks ...

TCO and Energy-Efficient Appliance Considerations

Numbers can be tricky, even deceptive.If you turn on any news program, you’ll hear a flurry of statistics and numbers. When people debate, they rattle off numbers, one after another. The reason for this is that numbers are persuasive. It’s fair to say th ...

Big-Name Chefs Moving into Roles at School Cafeterias

Widely regarded as one of the top five restaurants in the world, Noma, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, is one of those bold, creative enterprises that fuses flavors and ingredients in unexpected — and deliciously successful — ways.Needless to say, such a ...

School Lunches: Balancing Healthy and Delicious Food for Kids

It’s safe to say that most people who open their own restaurant or enroll in culinary school don’t do so because they were inspired by what they ate in their school cafeteria.In fact, in most cases, it’s the opposite. Their aim is to get as far away as po ...

Skills for Successful Long-Term Careers in Food Management

Building a career in the foodservice industry can take time. Much of the training takes place on the job. Skills build upon skills, and through a process of advancement you can work your way into higher positions until you're managing the place.On the oth ...

Common Challenges and Solutions for Your Catering Business

Every business has its own unique set of challenges, just as each has its own particular rewards. Within the foodservice industry, for example, a catering business runs differently from a restaurant or cafeteria. And though the game is different, some of ...

How to Build Your Staff's Skills in the Kitchen

Training is not just for young busboys, first-time waitresses or prep cooks. Even when a restaurant manager brings in experienced wait staff and chefs who boast decades of experience, they still have to orient them to the overall vision and style of the r ...

The New, More Nutritious Face of Hospital Catering

Many people think of a hospital as a place with bad food and a lot of pills. Fair or unfair, it has unfortunately been the case that hospital patients aren’t fed the most nutritious meals. Instead, hospitals rely on supplements to deliver the nutrients pa ...

How to Keep Passion Alive in Your Business

It's often the case with new employees — especially those in the restaurant and food industry — that the first few weeks of work are a mixture of nervousness and excitement. They learn new processes, meet new people, gain new knowledge and, of course, sam ...

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