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. 

USDA announces school nutrition grants
Department allocating over $8 million to professional standards training and Team Nutrition Training Grants.
SNA asks Congress to increase funding and flexibility
Call for action precedes statutory expiration of Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act on September 30.
Tapingo deal extends Chipotle's campus delivery reach
Alliance with popular mobile delivery service will be in effect at 40 campuses this fall and over a hundred by next spring.
Revolution Foods takes over meal delivery at San Francisco Schools
Company now has contract for both meal preparation and delivery with district.
Study: Only about 15 percent of Texas school districts outsource foodservices
Research by Mackinac Center finds Lone Star State lags Michigan in contracting out non-instructional services like food, custodial and transportation.
UMD to offer free beverages with use of reusable cup
Reusable FreeFills cups are being provided to all students with resident dining plans, totalling more than 8,000 in all.
School breakfast now serving 13.5 million, says USDA
Increased funding and more startup grants have helped the program double participation numbers in past 20 years.
Egg production recovery may take up to 18 months  1
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.

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