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Oct. 8, 2012
Chef's Table was developed by Luby's to help children keep their minds off their illnesses...
Sep. 18, 2012
Veggie Drag Race Roars into SFM Show
SFM teams competed in a novel fund-raising event similar to the Pinewood Derby but with cars are constructed from vegetables that raced down a 30-foot track....
Aug. 31, 2012
Ferris State rolls out gift card initiative
Ferris State University Dining Services recently rolled out its own gift card initiative based on those at retailers like Starbucks and Quiznos...
Aug. 29, 2012
New Food Allergy App Uses Algorithm
The Allergy Assassin app was designed by peanut allergy sufferer Matt Jackson. It works by algorithmically deducing the likelihood of specific allergens being present in dishes. ...
Aug. 1, 2012
Best Special Event: Ohio State University Medical Center
Top Docs at the Ohio State University Medical Center is a culinary competition modeled on cooking shows like Top Chef...
Jul. 31, 2012
Random Calls, Definite Buzz
A soft drink promotion helped generate buzz and drive sales at a campus retail store at Brigham Young University...
Jun. 19, 2012
Gluten Detective App Unlocks Dining/Shopping Challenges
The new app from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics helps users quickly uncover gluten-containing ingredients...
Jun. 6, 2012
The Idaho Potato Commission builds a Great Big Idaho Potato Truck at the NRA Show 2012 to celebrate its 75th anniversary....
Jun. 5, 2012
Ponca City Schools Chef a TV Star
Chef Jeff Denton hosts Kidchen Expedition, teaching kids to grow and cook crops...
Feb. 1, 2012
Reputation Management is a Megatrend
Reputation management has taken on vastly new significance in an era of social media....
Jan. 1, 2012
How to Feed a Feeding Frenzy
The headlines started appearing in early December in newspapers, on blogs and on TV. And they kept coming, dozens of them: Food Served in Children's Hospitals...
Oct. 1, 2011
Face Time Issues Re-visited
Social media, like TV and other technology, must be managed in a larger social context....
Sep. 1, 2011
Second Thoughts About Pit-Stop Dining
Demonstrating the value that meal time socialization offer is something we all have to work on....
Oct. 1, 2010
How to Work with the Trade Press
Exposure in the trade press can help you boost staff morale, earn some recognition and support your recruitment efforts. But there are some things to watch out for...
May 1, 2010
Editor's Page: The Secret to Customer Satisfaction
Service failures happen in every business....
Jan. 1, 2010
Food Photography 101
Every dining department has one an album of snapshots taken of plate presentations, catering displays, special event offerings and other past culinary...
Oct. 1, 2009
Editor's Page: On Comfort Food and Choice
Conventional wisdom is not always a good predictor of eating behavior....
Mar. 1, 2009
The Competitor as Mentor
In contemporary business life, a mentor is a trusted friend or counselor in a senior position who can provide confidential advice and guidance for one's...
Dec. 1, 2008
Want to Have Impact? Strive for Brevity.
A few columns ago, I wrote about the importance presentation skills play in one's career growth, and why they are not only an important part of being...
Nov. 1, 2008
A Question of True Value
I read an article in The New York Times a few days ago that described how Andrew Cuomo, New York's attorney general, had reached an agreement with AIG...
Mar. 1, 2008
Starting a Discussion on Revenue Enhancement
Not long ago, at one of the industry's many conferences, I was asked to moderate an informal breakfast roundtable of operators. The task was to facilitiate...
Dec. 18, 2007
Why Mutual Expectations Matter
I recently found myself thinking about how often I have heard the phrase exceeding customer expectations in the many mission statements and business proposals...
Nov. 27, 2007
Thinking Beyond the Countertop
As I write this, Im at the annual Society for Foodservice Management National Conference and have just left a session called A Strategic Approach to Merchandising...
Apr. 1, 2007
Coping With the "Incredible Shrinking Daypart"
Lunch, the mainstay meal for virtually every noncommercial operator, has increasingly come under the gun in the downsized, time-pressed and increasingly...
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