Mike Buzalka

Executive Features Editor,
Food Management

Mike Buzalka is executive features editor of Food Management and has served the magazine in this capacity since 1998. Before that, he was executive editor of The Foodservice Distributor magazine. Mike covers news, operations, management and supply chain issues for the magazine. 

Boulder Valley Schools first K-12 to get REAL certification
The certification from the United States Healthful Food Council recognizes the district’s excellence in implementing healthy food and sustainability goals.
Celebrity chef helps revamp high school lunch menu 1
Marcus Samuelsson’s Twitter exchange suggestions to the district’s dining director prompt a special meal at Londonderry High School.
UNH trailer
Trailer offers late-night option at college
A branded mobile eatery sets up in underserved area of campus from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday nights at the University of New Hampshire.
school sanitary inspection
Report blasts NYC schools over sanitation performance
Not only are "more and more school cafeterias…failing to meet the grade" but violators with "constant issues with mice or other vermin" keep parents in the dark about their repeated citations.
the box truck dartmouth
Student-created food truck doubles as indoor pop-up eatery at Dartmouth 
The Box food truck, developed and operated by graduate students, provides the campus with a lunchtime dining alternative year-round.
Game-winning new eats for NHL and NBA fans
With the openings of the NHL and NBA 2016-2017 seasons this fall, concessionaires serving the two leagues’ venues have unrolled a series of new food and beverage items that are sure to be slam dunks or breakaway goals for fans. Here’s a tour of the highlights.
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Hospital’s cafe is a room with a view
The Point restaurant at the Huntsman Cancer Institute offers staff and visitors not only excellent food at reasonable prices, but a spectacular ambiance as well.
union college dining
DIY entrée station among college’s new dining options 
Hospitality services provider American Dining Creations has developed a number of new station concepts for Union College.
Districts gather to process 3,500 pounds of local produce
Staff from more than a half dozen districts gathered at the Green Bay Schools central kitchen recently to chop and process some 3,500 pounds of locally grown carrots and onions for their meal programs.
mindful cafe
Hospital café, healing garden provide solace for the mind and body
Sharp Coronado Hospital’s Mindful Café is at the core of a rest and rejuvenation space for staff, visitors and patients.
SNA looks forward to working with new president, Congress
Child nutrition reauthorization remains unresolved and may have to await the new administration.
Detroit’s Betti Wiggins takes top prize in FAME Awards
Betti Wiggins of Detroit Public Schools was named the winner of the Golden Star Director Award, the competition’s highest honor.
farm st joseph
Farm symbolizes, promotes hospital’s wellness mission 
The Farm at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor not only produces some fresh, organic produce for the dining operation but it serves educational and promotional purposes as well.
A tour of New Trier High’s new college-style cafeteria
The six-station cafeteria at New Trier High, operated by management company Quest Food Management Services, specializes in to-order dishes and fresh ingredients.
new trier high school cafeteria
New high school cafeteria features college-style menu  1
To-order prep and fresh ingredients characterize the six serving stations at New Trier High School in Illinois.

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