Tara Fitzpatrick

Tara
Fitzpatrick
Senior Editor,
Food Management

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

Articles
15th Annual NACUFS Culinary Challenge Recap 
Here’s how it played out: the excitement, the pressure and the winner of this year’s competition.
5 big restaurant trends to try on campus right now 
NACUFS session led by Chef Gerry Ludwig shines the light on “aggressively cooked” veggies, “root to stem” cooking and more.
3 Quick Bites: Tastes like bacon but healthier than kale? 
A short list of food items on the Internet that made me hungry, curious, confused or all of the above
Menu Mix: Food Truck Fusion 
Food trucks make some delicious detours to the East with crowd-pleasing Asian fusion menu items
Classics: The Remix 
Brightened up, lightened up, reinvented and transformed, old-school dishes with new-school twists add something special to the menu.
12 Classic Recipes: Remixed 
Here are some recipes to try when you’re looking for something new.
Healthcare operators on “egg-onomics” 
Operators are re-evaluating egg-centric menu items in the face of rising costs due to the egg shortage.
3 Quick Bites: A tortilla that doubles as a record album 
A short list of food items on the Internet that made me hungry, curious, confused or all of the above
6 Crazy Dishes of the Adventurous Eaters Society 
A group of open-minded diners at Atria Senior Living ‘willing to try anything once.’
5 factors that make a difference in senior dining  1
Morrison Community Living’s Dignified Dining Program identifies key points in making dining a better experience for residents, including those with impaired memory and physical function.
U of Richmond anticipates egg shortage, develops no-egg breakfast items  1
Rising egg prices due to the latest avian flu have left many foodservice operators scrambling for ideas, especially for the breakfast daypart, where eggs are the cornerstone of many items.
5 award-winning ways to use cranberries in school meals 
School chefs from across the country competed in a cranberry recipe contest: Here is the winning recipe and the four runners-up.
Pigging out on dim sum 
Dim sum wouldn’t be the same without pork. It’s the protein that brings savory meatiness to dumplings, pot stickers and other traditional delights.
The do’s and don’ts of using Instagram for foodservice  2
Expert offers tips on the best way to use the social media platform
Chef’s Scrapbook: Worlds of Flavor at the CIA 
Harvard Sous Chef Alex Drumm shares his impressions of the annual culinary conference and festival.

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