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. 

Florida Hospital produces fresh grab-and-go for its micro market in its own cent
Micro-markets Fill Service Gap for Hospital 
Florida Hospital uses concept to promote healthier dining options in secured access locations.
New Binghamton Marketplace Sees Doubled Sales 
Renovated venue a hit with students during the day while also providing a new overnight option.
School District Caters Its Way to an Extra $100K 
Aggressive promotion helps Cartwright Schools grow sales from $40,000 to almost $150,000.
Food Hubs Help Solve Local Sourcing Issues 
Consolidated approach delivers reliability, consistency and transparency for operators looking to boost their healthy dining programs.
Senior Living Community Upgrades Dining to Modern Tastes 
New facilities at South Florida senior living community offer residents choice of casual and formal venues.
Clearing Cafeteria Debt Without Shaming Children 

It's perhaps the most perplexing issue facing K-12 foodservcie operators: how do you handle kids whose lunch accounts are overdrawn but who don't qualify for government subsidized meals? Many schools paper over the problem by providing at least younger students with minimal meals such as cheese or peanut butter sandwiches.

Food Trucks Expand Their Role in Onsite 
These trendy rolling cafés are finding evermore uses in schools and hospitals
A Look Back at Foodservice in 2013 
The year saw a number of significant developments in the onsite foodservice world.
Procrastination Station
Schools Expand Grab & Go Foodservice 
Operators are leveraging portable prepacked meal options to reach more dayparts, offer more service points and extend their reach.
Compass North America's Gary Green: "We Have Big Ambitions" 
In this 1999 interview, Compass North America's new CEO, Gary Green, speaks to the company's philosophy on market segmentation, branding and procurement.
Meet the 2013 K-12 Power Players 
FM's Special Report offers a look at the largest school districts in the country
Tony Geraci
Memphis City and Shelby County Merge 
The new district consolidates operations
SHFM 2013 Annual Conference: A “H” of a Time!
SFM became SHFM during its 2013 Annual Conference in Bonita Springs, FL.
Best of Show: Henry Ford Hospitals
Henry Ford Hospitals has proved to be a trendsetter with its LiveWell initiative
Kalamata Leaf
A Full Food Court Press 
Ohio University remakes its campus dining program.

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