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. 

Kalamata Leaf
A Full Food Court Press 
Ohio University remakes its campus dining program.
Jeff Denton
K-12 Schools Innovator of the Year: Ponca City (OK) Schools 
Renaissance Man FSD Jeff Denton leads his district through economic crisis and regulatory hurdles.
Inside the 2013 FM Top 50
Each year, there's a certain jockeying for position among the management companies in FM's Top 50. Here's a quick analysis of what's changed—and what hasn't— since last year.
College and University Innovator of the Year 
Virginia Tech already had a fabulous campus dining program. Then it opened Turner Place
University of Washington District Market
NACUFS Best in the Business C-Store Awards 
Recognizing the top innovators among college convenience retailers.
OU hosts relief workers and refugees
OU Shelters Tornado Victims

In May, the UNIVERSITY of Oklahoma opened its residence halls and campus dining operations to more than 350 people displaced by the tornadoes that left a wake of devastation in the state. The “guests” were put up in unused rooms and campus dining opened one its largest dining hall, Couch Restaurants, to provide meals for them.

Economizing By Centralizing 
Independent health systems cooperate on central facility for consolidating purchase, repack and production functions.
Joie Schoonover
Modernizing in Madison 
University of Wisconsin’s residential dining goes full marketplace
UMD Chefs Strut Their Stuff at Farmers Market
University of Maryland chefs cook with ingredients from local farmers
Silver Plate Awards
The Silver Platers' Playbook  1
The onsite dining segments are well represented by four of their most accomplished operators in this year’s competition, sponsored by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.
Sodexo Releases 2013 Workplace Trends Report 


Sodexo's annual Workplace Trends Report notes among its many findings that 86 percent of Millennials entering the workforce now say they would consider leaving an employer whose values fell short of their expectations  


Onsite Project Showcase 
From The Cleveland Museum of Art to dining halls at Boston University, onsite venues are renovating their foodservice facilities
UNC Healthcare
Retail Brands Do Double Duty at UNC Health Care  1
At UNC Health Care, patients are given access to a devliery menu from the facility's multi-station food court.
Union High cafeteria
Dining at Union High (Almost) Too Cool for School? 
Union High in Oklahoma has a dining complex that was designed to offer students a college-like experience
Top Trends in Managed Services 
Here are the most prominent trends driving Top 50 Contract Management Company operations in the past year.

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