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. 

Articles by Mike Buzalka
FM's 2011 Top 50 Management Companies 
The major foodservice contract management companies meet the challenge of tough economic times with operational innovation, fiscal discipline and targeted expansion.
5 Management Companies to Watch 
Beyond the "Big 3," many smaller foodservice management companies are showing interesting growth patterns.
5 Management Companies to Watch: HHS/Culinary and Nutrition Solutions 
You won’t find HHS / Culinary and Nutrition Solutions (CNS) on FM’s “Top 50” list, but if CNS division president Keith O’Neill has his way, it could well be there within a year or two. O’Neill, a 1992 Healthcare Silver Plate winner whose central ...
5 Management Companies to Watch: Prime Business Dining 
One growing concern targeting the corporate dining segment exclusively is Prime Business Dining, a division of a commercial restaurant and catering concern called Mazzone Management. Based in Scotia, NY, Mazzone formally entered the onsite world in 2010 ...
5 Management Companies to Watch: Food for Thought 
Food for Thought has operated in the Chicago area since 1983—its first client was the Chicago Botanical Gardens. For many of the early years, the catering side of the company dominated, but it had some contract accounts from the very beginning. Its ...
5 Management Companies to Watch: Metz Culinary Management 
Consistent organic growth has been hard to come by given the economic environment of recent years. In terms of percentages, few companies can argue they’ve done better than Dallas, PA-based Metz Culinary Management (formerly, Metz & Associates). With FY ...
5 Management Companies to Watch: Trusthouse Services Group 
One of five management companies to watch
NYU Langone Chef Cruises to Win in AHF Culinary Competition 
Executive Chef Cornel Ruhland of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City spent most of his career in European fine dining restaurants and on luxury liners before docking in New York.
Orange County Schools: The Big Turnaround 
Orange County (FL) Schools boasts one of the school nutrition segment's most dramatic success stories.
Counting the Cost 
Ayear or so ago, Ohio University faced what most foodservice providers faced as food prices rose rapidly, driven by poor weather and escalating fuel costs.
Hybrid C-Store Award: The Woods Diner 
Binghamton University Binghamton, NY Opened: Spring 2010 Gross Sales/Day: $4,300 Hours: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m. (M-F), 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. (Sat.-Sun.) When The
Elevating the Campus Shop Experience 
Introducing the 2011 winners in NACUFS' Best in the Business college c-store competition.
Taking the Wellness Mission Out to the Community 
Maine Health partners with schools, businesses, hospitals in broad wellness initiative.
Here, Farm to Cafeteria Is Not Much of a Stretch 
Natividad Medical Center sits in the heart of California's "Salad Bowl," and embraces that heritage with its focus on healthful eating.
What to Eat and Why 
Terms like and free range are hot topic buzzwords in today's foodservice environment, especially in colleges. The challenge for operators is that these

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