Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Editor,
Food Management

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

Q&A: Smoothie Trends to Blend 
An expert in smoothie success shares info on smoothie ingredients, knowing your customer, kid-friendly flavors, tips, tricks and mistakes to avoid.
Summer Food Programs Feed Millions 
The summer program at Altoona (PA) Area School District serves 40,000 meals, wins the Summer Food Service Champion award from USDA.
The Epic 100 Course Meal
University of Minnesota District Executive Chef Scott Pampuch created an all-night, unstoppable feast of 100 small plates, each with a crazy unique flavor profile.
UConn Picks Up on New Superfruit Trend 
Aronia berries are packed with antioxidants and poised to become the next big thing in fruits-with-benefits; they’re growing right now at UConn’s farm.
Frushi a Healthy, Fun Snack for Kids 
Healthcare chefs develop new finger food that combines sushi and fruit to make for an appealing snack.
What's in the Forecast for Flavor Trends? 
From Brazilian guava to North Carolina barbecue sauce, predictions for flavor trends were anything but bland.
Mexican Food Trucks Cross the Border 
When food trucks cross the border: easy-to-prepare Mexican menu items can go for miles.
UMass Chef Wins NACUFS 2014 Culinary Challenge 
Winning dish featured slow-cooked lobster and fennel butter.
Gallery: Culinary Adventures with Globetrotting Chefs
On a quest for great K-12 menu ideas, a group of chefs takes whirlwind trips around the world and off the beaten path.
The Secrets to Cooking in a Competition 
How one Canadian college sous chef stayed cool and led his team to victory at the Ottawa Culinary Federation Challenge (with powdered cheese as the secret ingredient!)
UMass Dining Wins Gold at Taste of the World Conference 
Menu featuring local chicken wows eight judges.
Midseason Madness: 6 Awesome New Ballpark Eats
From Texas Poutine to the Kaboom Kabob, the concessions season just keeps getting
Not Your Grandma’s Veggie Burger 
Succulent selection of plant-based burgers wows judges at Meatless Monday competition at the Natural Gourmet Institute. Plus, get the recipes.
Chef Robert Danhi Demonstrates Chopstick Grilling Technique
Danhi travels, eats and learns so he can help others understand the flavors and techniques of Southeast Asian cuisine.
Q&A with Master Sushi Chef 
A conversation about sourcing, skill level and what you need to know if you're considering rolling your own sushi.

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