Feeding children is the mission for all food service directors. Having a plan to reach as many children as possible is a strategy that involves creativity and change. In 2016, I began working with Sheila Bradshaw, food service director for Carter County Schools in Kentucky. Sheila wanted to improve the visual appearance and functional merchandising within the … [Read more...]
My Experience is a collection of stories about bringing our service, savings and selection to the table for our customers. Our work is turning heads in the bakery, satisfying students at lunch, and helping businesses grow.
If you want to know something about operating a food truck, it's a good idea to talk to someone who has one. If you want to be good at it, well you might talk to Brett Johnson, who co-owns Empanadas Aqui with his wife Dadnitri and his aunt Pat Fettig. Their menu items placed in two categories at the 2017 Taste of Cincinnati and in 2016, they claimed the prize for Best … [Read more...]
When it comes to encouraging students to choose vegetables in the school lunch line, presentation is key and sometimes just making little changes can go a long way. Our clients are cafeteria managers and nutrition directors who are tasked with providing healthier lunches. But if students don’t take the healthier options, they’re not getting the nutrition they … [Read more...]
From 1997 to 2011, the number of children with food allergies increased by 50 percent. Now, those children are leaving home and enrolling in campus meal plan programs. It’s critical for food service operators to be prepared to serve these students, safely. Colleges and universities may be legally obligated to address food allergies. Students with celiac disease and other … [Read more...]
John Cleghorn is one of the happiest people you'll ever meet. He and Shannon (his wife and the real boss of the business) are all smiles, even after working through the night to prepare for a busy day of catering. Maybe that's why people in their community want to help them out so much. Through John's battle with Leukemia to getting their food truck business rolling, they … [Read more...]