Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Editor,
Food Management

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

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.
A Day in the Life with David McHugh 
McHugh leads the university's culinary services
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.

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