Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Editor,
Food Management

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

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.
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.

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