Multimedia Library - Gallery en 16 new menu items to watch <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Checking in with some of the most forward-thinking onsite culinary teams at midyear reveals some instances of perfect balance. We&rsquo;re seeing hot trends and cool classics side by side on the menu, along with delicious choices both healthful and indulgent: the crispy, savory, crackling porky fattiness of porchetta stands in contrast with a fresh, zesty quinoa bowl. Shrimp and grits coexist with a carrot souffl&eacute;.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food & Beverage Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:18:00 +0000 64301 at <p>Shrimp and grits by Morrison Healthcare</p> 10 creative culinary strategies for schools <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>10 creative culinary strategies for schools</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food & Beverage K-12 Schools Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:16:00 +0000 64111 at A tour of Vanderbilt’s Kitchen and Market at Kissam <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Kitchen and Market is a combined prepared foods servery and 24-hour c-store for residents of Vanderbilt University&rsquo;s Kissam College Halls complex, though it is also open to all other students of the university as well. The eatery is a prominent gathering place for the Kissam community, which is based on the British Oxford-Cambridge residential college model.</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:51:00 +0000 64091 at Best Special Event: Every Menu Has a Story at Senior Living Communities <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Every Menu Has a Story is a special evening meal event featuring a custom-designed menu that is based on a story from the life of a particular resident of the community where the meal is held. The program was developed by Senior Living Communities (SLC), which operates 10 luxury retirement communities in five states. <a href="/fm-best-concepts/best-special-event-every-menu-has-story">Read more about the program here.</a></p> <p><em>All photos courtesy of Senior Living Communities</em></p> </div> FM Best Concepts Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:29:00 +0000 64061 at 2016 Best Concepts Best of Show Award: Minneapolis Public Schools <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The student nutrition program at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) has been undergoing a renaissance in the past four years under Nutrition Services Director Bertrand Weber. From a complete overhaul of the kitchen and servery infrastructure to a new emphasis on scratch preparation and fresh, often locally produced ingredients, the department has been demonstrating what is possible when visionary leadership and administrative commitment intersect to make a difference for students. <a href="/fm-best-concepts/best-show-minneapolis-public-schools">Read more about MPS here.&nbsp;</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FM Best Concepts K-12 Schools Private Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:09:00 +0000 64041 at Best New Facility: Café 83 at Microsoft/Eurest <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Though the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., already bristled with dozens of innovative and attractive dining options, when the company set out plans to add a new building that would include a foodservice space, the dining team came up with Caf&eacute; 83, which has become a customer favorite due to its unique design, artsy and fun atmosphere, delicious food offerings and value-added services. <a href="/fm-best-concepts/best-new-facility-caf-83">Read more about Caf&eacute; 83 here.&nbsp;</a></p> <p>All photos courtesy of Microsoft.</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FM Best Concepts Business & Industry Private Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:42:00 +0000 64011 at Best Menu: Tapas at Boston College <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>A station deployed during the dinner period at Stuart Dining Hall on the Boston College (BC) Newton campus, Tapas offers small-portion, shareable selections from a wide range of cuisines, providing the kind of flexibility that allows the BC dining team to experiment and innovate while satisfying students wishing to try different things. <a href="" target="_blank">Read more about BC&rsquo;s Tapas program here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FM Best Concepts Menu Trends Colleges & Universities Private Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:25:00 +0000 64001 at 6 sensational sausage ideas and recipes <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>From a traditional German breinwurst to a cult-favorite hot dog created in Phoenix and a burger topped with bacon-flavored sausage, the time is right to put some crackling good sausage dishes on your menu.</p> </div> Food & Beverage Private Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:10:00 +0000 63971 at <p>Photo: National Pork Board</p> Stocking your Caribbean pantry <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Keeping these items on hand will have you ready to serve the dishes of the Caribbean with confidence, cool and just the right amount of heat. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Menu Trends Food & Beverage Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:54:00 +0000 63961 at A tour of Duke's new East Union Marketplace <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Opened last fall, East Union Marketplace boasts several new fresh food stations, expanded seating space and a more open, light-filled ambiance.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colleges & Universities Design Private Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:51:00 +0000 63541 at