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. 

Starbucks truck Rutgers
Starbucks rolls into Rutgers
The truck is a mobile branded coffee shop station that dispenses the chain’s full menu, including both food and beverages.
Patina 250
Delaware North debuts cafés at new headquarters complex
The casual Jake’s Café and more upscale sit-down Patina 250 will serve employees, street traffic and guests at the complex’s attached hotel.
UConn students chow down on “waste”  1
The Tasty Waste Lunch fed over 1,200 students with a meal drawn from ingredients gleaned from perfectly good food originally destined for landfills.
SHFM presents awards, names new officers at annual conference
Ted Farrand and Jay Leyden win Pacifico and Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively, while Unidine’s Victoria Vega is named president-elect.
19 game-changing new NFL stadium eats

It’s not just the rookie players who were new when the National Football League kicked off its 2016 season in early September. The league’s various concessionaires have also spent the offseason concocting new and notable additions to bolster their food and beverage lineups for fans to enjoy.

Here’s a photo gallery of some of the Rookie of the Year candidates on the concessions front.


Des Moines Schools adds ethnic items to feed diverse population
A foodservice program goes out of its way to ensure that students in a highly diverse district feel comfortable.
Compass North America to source all cage-free eggs by 2019
Goal for company worldwide is to be all-cage-free by 2025.
healthy eating rebellion teens
When healthy eating positioned as rebellion to teens, researchers see results
Research on over 500 eighth graders shows they will choose healthier items if it’s implied that this action defies authority.
Liberty rolls out campus pizza delivery
Hilltop Pizza, one of two new pizza concepts at the school, now offers eat-in, carry-out and delivery options each evening.
Vanderbilt opens new bowl concept based on premium grains 
The station allows students to build from a base of quinoa blend, black barley or freekeh, with a choice of proteins, toppings and sauces.
All gluten-free dining hall opens at Kent State  1
The school’s Prentice Café features five stations where those with celiac disease can safely eat anything on the menu.
NC State revitalizes vet school’s café 
The new Wolves Den offers the university’s veterinary school campus an attractive and affordable dining option.
New college café “Towers” over its predecessor
When classes for the fall 2016 session began in August, students at Southeast Missouri State University had a brand-new all-you-care-to-eat dining facility to enjoy.
SNA survey: Efforts to promote healthy choices growing 1
The report based on over a thousand responses from school FSDs also shows lunch participation rates are declining.
Nearby kitchens, contract company rescue charters’ meal program
When two Oklahoma City charter schools lost their meal supplier, local contract firm Keystone Foodservice and two nearby schools with available kitchens stepped in the breach.

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