Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Editor,
Food Management

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

UC Davis Farm to College Event Celebrates Sustainable Living
Farm-fresh foods the source of local pride, delicious meal and festival feel.
Trisha Yearwood Lends Culinary Voice to Sodexo Program

Watching Trisha Yearwood’s TV show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, you can’t help but feel like she really is that nice, that down-to-earth, that…down home. She makes classic Southern dishes in creative ways that still feel authentic.

Whole Grains for the Whole Menu
Grains can add a whole lot to menus, through the dayparts and also as part of some unexpected applications that may surprise you.
High School Comic Strip Has Fun with School Lunch
Flik ISD’s Grains Matter campaign has brought grains like quinoa into the collective consciousness at an all-boys’ school in KC.
Cranberries Inspire School Lunch Recipes
‘Cranzy Chicken Taco’ by Wisconsin school cook wins grand prize in cranberry recipe contest.
Pittsburgh school teaches, creates new menu items with a gardening project that’s growing by the season.
A Look at Over-the-Top Hot Dogs
Check out the hot dogs that are making season-ticket holders and first-timers alike come back for more
Taste of the South at Meet the Chefs Event
Georgia Tech students take a study break with campus chefs’ modern take on Southern cuisine.
Let Your Crew Tell Your Story, Says Panel
A brand is a collection of perceptions in a consumers mind, according to Clay Dover, chief marketing officer, Raising Cane’s
The Grocerants Are Eating Your Lunch
A serious threat to the restaurant business comes in the form of easy, grab-and-go meals and snacks from convenience stores, grocery stores and even gas stations
Chef’s Table Makes a Statement at Binghamton
Interaction with the chef, insight into the dining department and a white-tablecloth dining experience.
Simple Tricks to Upgrade Salads
Turn basic salad elements into sophisticated compositions.
A Culinary Student Council
Middle schoolers in Ohio embrace fresh eating as part of SNAC, a group that makes fresh eating the cool thing to do.
NEU A Spoonful of Spring
Choose Your Own Springtime Food Adventure
From a trip to the country farm to an afternoon on a New England beach, NEU Dining’s springtime dinner celebrated the season in style. Plus: 4 knockout springtime recipes.
Local Seafood in the Spotlight at UNH Dinner 
Students, local fishermen, meet over skate wing tacos, redfish ceviche, and more at Sustainable Seafood Dinner.

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