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. 

Healthcare innovator of the year: Children first 
At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the young patients call the shots on dining.
2015 Loyal E. Horton Dining Award winners 
NACUFS recognizes some of the brightest achievements of the college dining community with its Loyal E. Horton Awards
Silver Plate Awards 2015: Edward Sirhal
President, Restaurant Associates
Silver Plate Awards 2015: Julie Jones
Director of Nutrition Services, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Major League Food-a-looza, Part 2 
What is it about sports venues that prompts chefs to turn their talents to evil?
Major League Food-a-looza (Part 1) 
What is it about sports venues that prompts chefs to turn their talents to evil?
GET a Good Bet at WSU 
GET Food app speeds up service, boosts volume for campus dining department.
Touchscreens, RFID, robots, oh, my…  1
UC San Francisco Medical Center dining rolls out the high-tech gadgetry, from robots to touchpads to RFID-based tracking at new facility.
FM Top 50 2015: Fast Risers 
These five Top 50 companies posted the largest rates of revenue growth between 2013 and 2014.
The Giants and the Beanstalk… 
The Giants and foodservice partner Bon Appétit Management Co. conduct an outdoor culinary education program
Duke Dining Venue Hosts ESPN Broadcast 
“First Take” program sets up shop at school’s Penn Pavilion to preview a major hoops clash.
Seattle Conference Crosses Segment Lines
Solutions 3 gives directors from multiple industries a chance to get together and learn from each other.
K-12 Innovator of the Year: El Monte City Schools 
From Fear Factor to live cows, El Monte City Schools finds innovative ways to teach nutrition and wellness.
A Visual Tour of Dining at Microsoft
Microsoft's cafes are strategically located to serve its different pockets of employees.
The Renovated Kimball Dining Hall at Holy Cross

A major renovation, the first in more than 20 years, has completely transformed the only all-you-care-to-eat dining hall on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross. Combined with a new unlimited meal plan for the school’s 2,400+ resident students, the overhaul boosted traffic at Kimball Dining Hall by around 30 percent in the fall 2014 semester.

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