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. 

Hospital designs safe space for allergen-free prep
A separate area in the Essentia-St. Joseph kitchen is being used to make meals for patients with food allergies.
Report: 4,000 more schools took CEP option in this school year
New research indicates more than half of all eligible schools now participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) option.
Photo gallery: 26 new outlandish ballpark foods

Just when you thought ballpark food couldn’t get crazier or more way out there, along comes an oversized bacon cheeseburger forcibly mated with a pepperoni pizza, Buffalo wings and bacon cheeseburgers grafted into a Bloody Mary, Fruit Loops topping a hot dog that’s already topped with mac n cheese and…well, you get the idea. Check out our photo gallery for these and other culinary…um, innovations?…coming to Major League ballparks this summer.

Treat America to rebrand as Company Kitchen
Firm's name change emphasizes its strong micromarket concept, which is now in over a thousand locations in 40 states.
UMass dining center now takes student pledges
Once a week, the Chef's Table at the Blue Wall asks customers to make one change in their behavior.
Jack Galione, 1938-2016
Corporate dining pioneer passes away at age 77.
Bon Appetit eatery does double duty in Minneapolis
The 5th Street Station serves employees and visitors to the National Bone Marrow Donor Program as well as walk-ins from surrounding businesses.
TrustHouse rebrand positions firm for U.S. growth
The transition to Elior North America is more than just a name change.
USDA rule would see schools fined for not following regs
USDA proposed rule would levy fines on schools showing “egregious or persistent disregard” for federal lunch rules.
Henry Ford licenses recipe database to provider in India 
The deal gives New Delhi National Capital Region more than 500 recipes for use in corporate food courts and other venues.
Study: College students want dining info from social media
The survey results show booming use of platforms like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to get and convey information about on- and off-campus dining options.
FM Top 50 2016 
Welcome to the 19th edition of FM’s annual Top 50
Study: K-8 schools show progress in serving healthier meals 3
However, disparities associated with region, district ethnicity and socioeconomic status remain.
FM 50 2016: Methodology & Notes 
Arriving at the numbers
FM 50 2016: Meet the leading management companies 
Meet the leading management companies Ranked by Revenue

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