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HACCP…Now More Than Ever!
Barry Skown
March 24, 2020
HACCP…Now More Than Ever!

The world is going through an unprecedented time right now…much different than the Great Recession of 2008, and different, but possibly equally as impactful, as WWII.  For certain, a situation that no one born after WWII has ever faced.  We, as a nation, and the world, are just starting to see the possible economic impact […]

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Airline Club Lounges – A Slice of Zen
Keith Short, Khaled Halabi
February 20, 2020
Airline Club Lounges – A Slice of Zen

People travel by plane all the time.  And with travel comes waiting—and lots of it.  Waiting to get through security, even if you are TSA pre-approved.  Waiting at the gate…waiting to take off.  Sometimes it seems the amount of waiting is longer than the flight itself. Where experience is everything, airlines find there is stiff […]

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Is Zero Waste Achievable?
Joseph Sorgent
January 8, 2020
Is Zero Waste Achievable?

We are an increasingly disposable society who for the past decade or so have realized that while disposable is convenient, it is not necessarily good for our communal existence here on Planet Earth.  Today, waste is big news.  It’s serious.  And it’s hard to ignore. The 5 R’s We need to manage our waste by […]

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It Could be Wurst: School Lunches Then and Now
Kevin Banas
September 17, 2019
It Could be Wurst: School Lunches Then and Now

The second Sunday of every October marks the beginning of National School Lunch week, a time to recognize, appreciate, and support the meal programs at public schools that nourish so many of our nation’s children. Unfortunately, school lunches do not enjoy a great reputation in the United States; they are often derided as bland, over-processed, […]

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Food Insecurity on Campus
Katja Beck
September 4, 2019
Food Insecurity on Campus

Hunger.  It’s real.  It’s in our society.  And whether you know it or not, it affects college students at an alarming rate.  It’s called food insecurity….it sounds less threatening, but sadly, many students face this dilemma one or more times during their studies. We can discuss the why’s of how this is happening.  Continuously rising […]

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The Many Faces of Water
Kevin Banas
May 6, 2019
The Many Faces of Water

Water is one of those strange things that some kitchens can easily ignore, confident in the quality coming out of their tap; while others are cursed to obsess over and spend to improve theirs. Wherever you wind up on that spectrum, it always pays to spend a little effort and attention on your water. As […]

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Instagrammable Moments
Khaled Halabi
March 20, 2019
Instagrammable Moments

Instagrammable:  Definition – a photo that is worth posting on Instagram Instagrammable moments happen all the time.  Diners capture picture after picture of what they are eating, who they are eating with, what is new and innovative…from the food to the menu, even to the sugar packets with adorable sayings on them…the list goes on.  Instagram feeds […]

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Innovative Solutions
Kip Serfozo
February 19, 2019
Innovative Solutions

The North American Association of Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) recently sponsored its trade show showcasing extraordinary new foodservice equipment solutions.  In conjunction with the show, Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) sponsors a conference which, this year, addressed cutting-edge trends and solutions, reflecting today’s society and environmental awareness.    Lots of new equipment products and innovative ideas […]

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What Does A Well Café Look Like?
Kip Serfozo
January 24, 2019
What Does A Well Café Look Like?

Every day we are bombarded by unhealthy food choices. It’s the fine-dining restaurant that serves oversized steaks and it’s the c-store that offers low-cost 32-ounce sodas. It’s the Michelin-star chef who puts too much butter and salt into dishes and it’s the big food companies that advertise cheap processed foods.   Two thirds of Americans are […]

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Remembering John C. Cini
News
July 6, 2018
Remembering John C. Cini

Foodservice consulting icon John C. Cini, FFCSI, one of the founders of the firm, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday July 4th, 2018. He is survived by his wife, three children and their families. John enjoyed an active, successful career in the foodservice and hospitality industry and was highly respected in […]

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