News & Trends en Wulforst Chosen as SHFM's Hennessy Traveler <div class="field-deck"> Assignment requires travel to evaluate U.S. Armed Forces dining operations the world over. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Jim Wulforst has been nominated as the 2015 Hennessy/Military Traveler for the Society for Hospitality &amp; Foodservice Management (SHFM), <a href="" target="_blank">carrying on a tradition</a> of support and encouragement of foodservice hospitality personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces by SHFM. Wulforst&#39;s travels will begin in early February, and SHFM says it will document his journey.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Industry News & Trends Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:27:00 +0000 43711 at Magic to Become First NBA Team to Accept Apple Pay <div class="field-deck"> Smartphone-based payment option will debut at Amway Arena on December 19th. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Chase and E15 Group, the tech and analytics subsidiary of Levy Restaurants, will be integrating Apple Pay into the Amway Center, the home arena of the NBA&#39;s Orlando Magic. The Magic becomes the first team in the league to offer fans access to Apple Pay, which will debut in Amway Center when the Magic host the Utah Jazz on Friday, December 19, according to an NBA news release.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contractors More Segments Compass Group News & Trends Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:04:00 +0000 43701 at Centerplate Names VP for Saks Dining Unit <div class="field-deck"> Cathy Green will help guide Fifth Dining subsidiary as it unrolls its Sophie's fine dining concept. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Centerplate</a> has named Cathy Green vice president of its Fifth Dining subsidiary, which serves as the food and beverage partner to Saks Fifth Avenue. Green has more than 15 years of direct operational oversight of food and beverage at the Saks flagship store in New York, where she previously served as food and beverage director before expanding her role to assist in the launch of Sophie&#39;s at Saks Fifth Avenue, the new fine dining restaurant concept named in honor of Saks icon Sophie Gimbel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contractors Centerplate News & Trends Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:28:00 +0000 43691 at Unexpected Opportunities: From Culinary to Corrections <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When Natalie Iden was in culinary school, she never thought her dream job would be in corrections—but it is. And she loves it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management More Segments Private Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:55:00 +0000 43641 at <p>Natalie Iden</p> District Gets Helping Hand With Delinquent Lunch Accounts <div class="field-deck"> Anonymous donors pick up the slack for kids who would otherwise have to get alternative meals due to unpaid meal bills. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Like many school districts in the country, Rapid City (S.D.) Area Schools has a problem with cash students whose meal accounts fall behind. Do you cut them off and see a child go hungry, or keep serving them and take a financial hit?</p> <p>Up to this year, like many districts, Rapid City compromised by serving such students an alternative lunch of low-cost items like cold cereal and milk or a cheese sandwich.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:38:00 +0000 43621 at <p>Janelle Peterson, M.Ed, SNS, is food service supervisor overseeing school meal operations at Rapid City (S.D.) Area Schools</p> Trayless Dining Saves Rutgers $300K in 10 Weeks <div class="field-deck"> New Brunswick campus eliminated trays in three of its four dining halls this year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In the first 10 weeks since trays were eliminated this semester in three of the four dining halls, <a href="" target="_blank">Rutgers University-New Brunswick</a> has saved $300,000 in food costs and seen a 20% reduction in the amount students toss after they eat, <a href="" target="_blank">according to</a> Dining Services Executive Director Joseph Charette.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colleges & Universities News & Trends Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:15:00 +0000 43611 at Senate Passes Omnibus Bill Granting School Meal Mandate Exemptions <div class="field-deck"> The legislation, expected to become law very soon, would suspend further sodium reduction mandates and provide for exemptions for districts struggling with the whole grain requirement. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Late on Saturday evening, December 13th, the U.S. Senate <a href="" target="_blank">passed</a> the 2015 Omnibus Spending Bill already passed the the House of Representatives, a bill that included <a href="" target="_blank">provisions easing some of the requirements</a> mandated by the 2010 Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:01:00 +0000 43601 at Don’t play Russian roulette with your business <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Do your due diligence and create Standard Operating Procedures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/coaching-food-safety">Coaching Food Safety</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food Safety Opinions Operations Coaching Food Safety Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:08:00 +0000 43591 at Six Huge Districts Commit to Antibiotic-free Chicken Procurement <div class="field-deck"> New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami-Dade and Orange County (Fla.) pool their purchasing clout to facilitate change in K-12 poultry purchasing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The six major school districts that are members of the <a href="" target="_blank">Urban School Food Alliance</a> have committed to purchasing and serving only antibiotic-free chicken in their school cafeterias.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:22:00 +0000 43581 at Report: Sysco Poised to Complete US Foods Deal <div class="field-deck"> Cost would be sale of around $5 billion in assets to set up Performance Food Group as national competitor. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mega-distributor Sysco Corp. is poised to complete its <a href="" target="_blank">previously announced</a> merger with its largest rival, US Foods, but at the cost of selling assets worth around $5 billion to another competitor, Performance Food Group, in order to satisfy regulators, <a href="" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>New York Post</em>.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supplier Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:52:00 +0000 43571 at