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. 

TrustHouse adds corrections specialist ABL through acquisition
Deal gives firm some 200 higher ed and corrections accounts, plus aroound $60 million in additional annual revenue.
Chartwells launches comprehensive school garden program
The “eat. learn. live” program designed to help guide educators through the process of successfully developing, growing and sustaining school gardens regardless of space, climate or resources.
NC State first to meet PHA commitment
One of the first Healthier Campus Initiative partners, school has implemented all 23 Partnership for a Healthier America guidelines two years ahead of schedule.
Hospital’s café becomes destination restaurant 
The Lobby Grille inside Montrose Memorial Hospital draws a wide clientele from the area with its food quality and convenient ordering.
Leah Schmidt wins top FAME honor
St. Joseph Schools foodservice director nets 2016 Golden School Foodservice Director of the Year Award in annual competition.
Chinese fruit purchases get district in hot water 1
Sacramento USD purchased canned product significantly cheaper than domestic alternatives, which is now characterized as a "mistake."
Local ranchers beef up K-12 district’s meal program 
No bull. Donations fulfill all of K-12 district's beef needs for the next three years.
NRA chef survey: 2016's hot menu trends
Nearly 1,600 ACF members say local sourcing and environmental sustainability remain hot trends.
Home meal delivery saves costs for hospital system  3
Lee Memorial pilots program that provides prepared foods, nutrition education for at-risk discharged patients.
Rutgers students get a taste of school history
A special seminar about university’s nearly 250-year connection with food trends culminates with a special meal.
Unidine to roll out dedicated memory-care menu
Fresh Bites consists of nutritionally dense bite-sized meals that can be eaten easily without the need for utensils and contain potentially memory-boosting ingredients.
Google's free food goes mobile
A rotating series of 20 trucks with food concepts developed especially for the company will roll out at the Mountain View Googleplex by the end of the year.
SHFM presents awards, names new officers
Holly Von Seggern of Whitsons Culinary named president-elect.
MedAssets acquisition impacts healthcare services sector
Acquisition and realignment of MedAssets’ platform and planned merger with Precyse creates major end-to-end outsourced services provider.
Station in WUSL dining venue lets chefs experiment
Food Lab, in the Bear's Den at Washington University-St. Louis, is designed to showcase the culinary staff's creativity.

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