Tara Fitzpatrick

Tara
Fitzpatrick
Senior Editor,
Food Management

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

Articles
Authenticity and Your Brand 
Your customers can tell when you’re being fake. When crafting marketing messages, being real, exuding integrity and having an open dialogue are your keys to success.
The Vietnamese Pork Sandwich
Can a Banh Mi Save the World? 
Serving humanely raised pork raises several challenges, but through a nose-to-tail menu philosophy, one high school dining program is making it work, one Vietnamese sandwich at a time
Farm to School in WV is Wild, Wonderful 
Making local food fun includes meeting local farmers and tasting the bounty of the Greenbrier Valley for sixth graders participating in a farm-to-school program.
Food Meets Fiction: VA Tech Goes Hobbit Crazy
Hobbits are known to eat constantly throughout the day, with meals like “second breakfast” and “elevensies.” Much like Millenials…Virginia Tech took the connection far with a literary/food event from the fantasy world.
Desserts Straight Up with a Twist 
Pastry chefs are mixing drinks and desserts... raising the bar with tipsy treats like Manhattan or Cosmo cupcakes, Pina Colada cakes and whiskey-kissed bread pudding.
Chef Hari Nayek
Visiting Chef Shares Recipes of India 
When Chef Hari Nayek came to visit the University at Albany, students got a taste of the curry and masala that makes Indian food one of the most flavorful cuisines on earth.
Getting Kids to Eat More Fruit: A Simple Solution 
At a Florida high school, presentation made all the difference, resulting in a big spike in the number of students choosing oranges.
The 10 Most Interesting Ballpark Eats of 2014
Giant grilled cheese, wild hot dogs and more are on the roster for foodie baseball fans this year.
What Does Gen Y Want to Eat? 
A diverse generation in different places in life has a few common viewpoints when it comes to making day-to-day food choices.
Fresh Fastnacht Doughnuts (photo: Nathan Shields, Messiah Lifeways)
Doughnut Celebration at CCRC Becomes Bakery ‘Adventure’ 
Fasnacht-from-scratch at Messiah Lifeways pushed the bake shop to the limits.
Glen Cove winning chefs Lyndon Espiritu and Dalton Christopher
Hospital Chefs Go Meatless in NY Competition 
Super creative seitan-polenta entrée by Glen Cove Hospital chefs wins highest veggie honors
7 Amazing Mushroom-Meat Blended Dishes
Burgers, meatloaf and more: When meat and mushrooms combine the flavor goes up and the calories go down.
Blendability Initiative Puts ‘Shrooms in the Spotlight 
Compass develops meat-mushroom blends for healthier, still-delicious menu items.
Pacific Rim Ramen Noodle Salad with Grapes
Onsite Foodservice Highlights Bowl Meals 
The stories behind the recipes make bowls with a backstory signature menu items
Refreshing Changes at Morrison’s Stations 
The healthcare foodservice company takes a station-by-station approach to bigger flavors, retail sales.

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