Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Editor,
Food Management

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

Menu Case Study: UCLA Bruin Plate 
At this new all-healthy dining hall, colorful, feel-good food rules the menu.
6 Crazy Good Fry-deas
Much like better burgers, French fries are stepping out of the sidelines.
One Magical Mushroom Dinner at Gettysburg College
Annual 'Fungus Among Us' mushroom dinner brings science course study and dining services together at the table.
 Pan Roasted Atlantic Pollock with Quinoa, Peas, Mushrooms and Citrus Vinaigrett
Chefs Turn to Underused Seafood 
Underutilized seafood is the Rodney Dangerfield of the sea that “can’t get no respect.” But skillful preparation and menuing of lesser-known species can boost sustainability and lower your food cost.
White Toque Culinarians Program Elevates Healthcare Dining at RWJ
Training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital instills fundamental skills in kitchen staff.
Chef Demo: The Perfect Mushroom Burger  1
Chef Ian Thompson takes the veggie burger to new heights
Kosher Asian Fusion Menu Rolled Out at NYC School
Chef Jet Tila’s collaboration with Chartwells makes pan-Asian cuisine kosher.
K-12 Leaders Learn, Share at CIA San Antonio
'Getting Back to Your Roots' Symposium combines classroom learning on kids' tastes and culinary training.
11 Cutting-Edge Recipes from Leading College and University Chefs
Too good not to share: bold new dishes make the grade on campus.
10 Cutting-Edge Recipes from Healthcare Chefs
Great recipes that work in healthcare.
Elevating High School Breakfast 
A NH high school is trying to get more students to start the day off right with a new from-scratch menu and a more relaxed atmosphere.
Indian Cuisine: Are Ready-Made Concepts Right for You? 
Looking for an authentic Indian concept? Established vendors may be the route to recognized brands, customizable menus, and complex curries done right.
New USDA Report: Decline in Food Away from Home 

How have eating habits changed over the last few years and what does it mean?

Perfect Peanut Butter Bars 


Move over, jelly. There are a lot more things you can add to a peanut butter sandwich these days. Peanut butter bars are catching on as a way to break monotony and offer a fun, quick meal or snack option, all while being just slightly less messy than a sundae bar.

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