Management Companies http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6643/more en High-tech Hydroponics Supplies Corporate Cafe From Onsite Garden http://food-management.com/news-trends/high-tech-hydroponics-supplies-corporate-cafe-onsite-garden <div class="field-deck"> An onsite hydroponic micro-farm produces bi-weekly harvests of premium leafy greens and vegetables for Plantronics onsite café. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When the chef overseeing dining for the employees of Plantronics, Inc., a business and consumer audio communications firm based in Santa Cruz, CA, wants to source some fresh vegetables and greens for the next planned meal, she doesn&rsquo;t have far to go. Through a joint project with nearby Cityblooms, a prototype computer-automated farm that has been installed at the Plantronics complex and is being powered by the company&#39;s existing solar energy system.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/high-tech-hydroponics-supplies-corporate-cafe-onsite-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/high-tech-hydroponics-supplies-corporate-cafe-onsite-garden#comments Business & Industry Contractors Compass Group News & Trends Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:14:00 +0000 41971 at http://food-management.com <p>Hydroponic crops grow in special bins on the corporate campus of Plantronics in Santa Cruz, CA, supplying the company&#39;s cafe with fresh greens and lettuces.</p> Molecular Gastronomy Expert Tours Northeastern Colleges http://food-management.com/news-trends/molecular-gastronomy-expert-tours-northeastern-colleges <div class="field-deck"> Sodexo chef Gary Symolon demonstrates the uses of science in the art of food preparation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Students on campuses across New England are sampling liquid nitrogen ice cream as Sodexo&rsquo;s traveling chef takes his molecular gastronomy demonstration on the road. District Executive Chef Gary Symolon uses science and local dairy to create coffee and vanilla bean ice cream, along with chemistry-based toppings such as marshmallow dust made from freezing the mini marshmallows with the liquid nitrogen. Campuses Symolon is touring include Mitchell College, Central Connecticut State University, Babson College, Olin College for Engineering, Dean College and Providence College.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/molecular-gastronomy-expert-tours-northeastern-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/molecular-gastronomy-expert-tours-northeastern-colleges#comments Colleges & Universities Contractors Sodexo News & Trends Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:46:00 +0000 41951 at http://food-management.com Xanterra Sues Park Service Over Grand Canyon Deal http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-sues-park-service-over-grand-canyon-deal <div class="field-deck"> Issue involves a longstanding investment made by the company in park infrastructure. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Xanterra Parks &amp; Resorts is suing the National Park Service over recent policy changes at Grand Canyon National Park, where it has operated since 1905, <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26689819/xanterra-sues-over-national-parks-changes-grand-canyon" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Denver Post</em>. At issue is the $200+ million Xanterra and its previous incarnation as the Fred Harvey Co. invested into the park&#39;s infrastructure over the years (Fred Harvey began operating at the park before it was a national park, in 1905).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-sues-park-service-over-grand-canyon-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-sues-park-service-over-grand-canyon-deal#comments Contractors More Segments News & Trends Xanterra Parks and Resorts Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:56:00 +0000 41901 at http://food-management.com UNC Dining Plans Additional Facility Upgrade Despite Debt From Past Projects http://food-management.com/news-trends/unc-dining-plans-additional-facility-upgrade-despite-debt-past-projects <div class="field-deck"> Between 1998 and 2011, the department accumulated debt of $36 million following renovations to Top of Lenoir and the Student Union and the construction of Rams Head Dining Hall. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Despite a debt load accumulated from a number of major renovations and new construction in the past 16 years, the University of North Carolina Dining Services is planning to upgrade the Lenoir Mainstreet food court, the school&#39;s largest retail dining venue, which has been straining under heavy lunch traffic, <a href="http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/10/carolina-dining-services-debt-burden%20to%20increase%20with%20upgrades" target="_blank">reports</a> the Daily Tar Heel campus paper.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/unc-dining-plans-additional-facility-upgrade-despite-debt-past-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/unc-dining-plans-additional-facility-upgrade-despite-debt-past-projects#comments Aramark Colleges & Universities Contractors News & Trends Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:24:00 +0000 41691 at http://food-management.com <p>Top of Lenoir in Lenoir Hall was one of the campus dining locations at UNC that received major renovations in the past 16 years. The school is now planning to upgrade Lenoir Mainstreet, the retail food court in the building.&nbsp;</p> Sodexo Upgrades Dining choices at GWU http://food-management.com/news-trends/sodexo-upgrades-dining-choices-gwu <div class="field-deck"> New options include a Smoothie/juice bar and a new "fill your plate" breakfast special for $4.99. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Campus dining services provider Sodexo has added a range of new meal options this semester at George Washington University. They include J Street, the Foggy Bottom Campus dining hub located on the first floor of the Marvin Center, which now features Fresh Blends, a smoothie and juice bar offering fresh fruit and vegetable drinks with no added sugar or syrups.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/sodexo-upgrades-dining-choices-gwu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/sodexo-upgrades-dining-choices-gwu#comments Colleges & Universities Contractors Sodexo News & Trends Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:37:00 +0000 41291 at http://food-management.com New NIH Cafe Includes Eurest Balanced Kitchen Concept http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-nih-cafe-includes-eurest-balanced-kitchen-concept <div class="field-deck"> Program allows guests to determine how their meal will affect their daily nutritional values and goals through iPad kiosks synced with Eurest's proprietary online nutrition platform Webtrition. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Eurest has introduced a new food and nutrition concept called Balance Kitchen in the ACRF Cafe at the National Institutes of Health that is designed to foster and promote worksite health and sustainability.</p> <p>Three iPad tablet kiosks located just inside the main entrance of the cafe are synced with Eurest&#39;s proprietary online nutrition platform Webtrition and with a few swipes of a finger, guests can determine how their meal will affect their daily nutritional values and goals.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-nih-cafe-includes-eurest-balanced-kitchen-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-nih-cafe-includes-eurest-balanced-kitchen-concept#comments Business & Industry Contractors Compass Group News & Trends Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:14:00 +0000 40981 at http://food-management.com How Happy Are Your Customers? Ask Them http://food-management.com/business-industry/how-happy-are-your-customers-ask-them <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Surveys are a great way for companies and contractors to better understand and improve their operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/business-industry/how-happy-are-your-customers-ask-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/business-industry/how-happy-are-your-customers-ask-them#comments Marketing & Merchandising Business & Industry Management Companies News & Trends Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:06:00 +0000 40971 at http://food-management.com Allergen-free Simple Servings Station Set Up at University of Idaho http://food-management.com/news-trends/allergen-free-simple-servings-station-set-university-idaho <div class="field-deck"> Concept sources produce from school's organic farm and engages dietetics students for their supervised practice rotations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Vandals Dining at the University of Idaho has teamed up with the school&#39;s organic farm, the campus dietician and the Coordinated Program in Dietetics to deliver Simple Servings, an allergen-free zone in the Bob&rsquo;s Place resident dining hall.</p> <p>Simple Servings is a concept developed by campus dining services provider Sodexo to provide a dining option for students with dietary restrictions or preferences. Wholesome food is prepared in a simple manner without gluten or seven of the most common food allergens: milk, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish and wheat.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/allergen-free-simple-servings-station-set-university-idaho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/allergen-free-simple-servings-station-set-university-idaho#comments Colleges & Universities Contractors Sodexo News & Trends Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:15:00 +0000 40961 at http://food-management.com Sodexo Pledges to Work With Small/Medium Sized Businesses http://food-management.com/news-trends/sodexo-pledges-work-smallmedium-sized-businesses <div class="field-deck"> Commitment includes pledge to purchase products and services totaling $1 billion by 2017. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Sodexo announced its official Commitment to Action at the 10th Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York. The commitment supports the growth of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with a pledge to purchase products and services totaling $1 billion by 2017. The Commitment to Action aims to benefit as many as 5,000 SMEs in 40 countries, including the U.S., with 1,500 of those businesses being women owned and operated.</p> <p>There are 23 million SMEs in the U.S., accounting for 54% of all sales in the country.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/sodexo-pledges-work-smallmedium-sized-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/sodexo-pledges-work-smallmedium-sized-businesses#comments Contractors Sodexo News & Trends Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:59:00 +0000 40951 at http://food-management.com Alabama State, Gourmet Services in Contract Dispute http://food-management.com/news-trends/alabama-state-gourmet-services-contract-dispute <div class="field-deck"> Back and forth charges include allegations of insufficient food/service and past due charges. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A dispute between Alabama State University and its longtime campus dining services provider <a href="http://food-management.com/management-companies/gourmet-services-inc" target="_blank">Gourmet Services, Inc.</a>, has <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/morning_call/2014/09/asu-continues-dispute-with-catering-company.html" target="_blank">spilled over into the public arena</a> after the <em>Montgomery Advertiser</em> <a href="http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/local/2014/09/22/dispute-asu-food-vendor-escalates/16034251" target="_blank">obtained copies of letters</a> </p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/alabama-state-gourmet-services-contract-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/alabama-state-gourmet-services-contract-dispute#comments Colleges & Universities Contractors Gourmet Services, Inc. News & Trends Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:51:00 +0000 40901 at http://food-management.com