Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Editor,
Food Management

Tara Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Food Management. She covers food, culinary and menu trends.

Central Table: The future of healthcare dining?
Located inside a St. Louis hospital, Central Table has evolved from a food hall to a full-service restaurant and bar with aspirations to change the healthcare foodservice industry.
Meal of the Century
Delaware North celebrates 100 years of foodservice with a contest to highlight chefs’ creativity.
Cool Recipe Alert: Arroz con Pollo
This authentic Puerto Rican recipe is a secret shared with FM by Valentin Abreu
12 Totally Cool Back to School Recipes for K-12
Check out what’s on the menu for the new school year.
10 lessons learned from the 2015 Best Concept winners
Real talk from the winners’ circle of the onsite world at MUFSO 2015.
Cool Recipe Alert: Roasted Corn and Black Bean Burger

Sean Kelly, chef manager, and Don Rass, kitchen manager, at Industrial Scientific Corporation in Robinson Township, Pa, were looking to build a better veggie burger. They turned to black beans.

Blend on Trend: 7 New Smoothie Recipes
Rev up your blender with smoothie recipes that make for an interesting mix.
Smoothies make a splash!
Don’t let your smoothie program blend into the crowd. Mix together fresh ingredients, a strong brand for the concept and solutions that fit your operation.
Menu Mix: The flavors of Puerto Rico
From the beautiful coasts to the mountainous countryside, Puerto Rico has out-of-this-world food at every turn.
Young chef bests her elders
Cassie Kelsch, of the University of Utah, on keeping her cool in competition, fighting through a moment of panic and looking ahead to the future.
3 Quick Bites: New hues for food 
Every week, I compile a short list of food items on the Internet that made me hungry, curious, confused or all of the above.
Cool Recipe Alert: Prosciutto Wrapped Black Cod 
Recipe by Drew Ward, chef at Sharon Towers/Morrison Community Living
3 Quick Bites: Tomato controversy: Do you refrigerate or not?  3
Every week, I compile a short list of food items on the Internet that made me hungry, curious, confused or all of the above.
Menu Mix: Appalachian Appreciation  1
The foodways of Appalachia honor the past and connect to the land.
Flipping the Burger  1
Here’s how to switch the protein, technique and flavor profile of the burger and then make it sizzle on the menu.

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