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. 

Egg production recovery may take up to 18 months 
United Egg Producers release cites pullet shortage, need to stagger hen ages and disease impact on breeder farms as reasons for delay.
University of Akron outsources dining to Aramark
Company will invest $7 million over next three years and add high-impact commercial brands like Steak 'n Shake and Chick-fil-A.
Best Wellness Concept: Michael D. Bloch Café 
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Best Station Concept: Tiffin 
Restaurant Associates
Best New Facility: Innovation Brew Works 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
2015 Best Concept Awards
Nine onsite operations were recently honored by Food Management as winners of the 2015 Best Concept Awards in individual operational categories.
Best Special Event: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner 
Holmen (Wisc.) School District
Best Special Event: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, Holmen (Wisc.) School District 
Holmen Schools' event served as a dramatic way to illustrate the idea of where food comes from to students.
Best of Show: University of California San Francisco Medical Center 
The appeal of UCSFMC’s retail offerings is boosted by Smart Choice Smart U,
Best Concepts Best of Show Winner: UCSF Medical Center 
UCSFMC has deployed the most sophisticated and effective technologies and processes available to make its retail and patient dining programs cost-effective, efficient and customer-friendly.
Best Menu: Ironsides Waffles food truck 
Tulane University/Sodexo
Best Menu: Ironsides Waffles food truck, Tulane University/Sodexo 
Ironsides Waffles uses a creative but flexible base ingredient that is both familiar to and popular with college students to provide a wide range of both sweet and savory menu choices.
Eurest launches millennial-focused app
Corporate dining specialist's eDine program features gaming, frequency rewards, news feed, push notifications and more.

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