cinilittle1

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, […]

No Comment 0
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 […]

No Comment 3
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 […]

No Comment 1
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 […]

No Comment 0
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 […]

No Comment 2
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 […]

No Comment 0
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 […]

No Comment 1
Crafting a Perfect Coffee – Cocktail Marriage
Tracy Diaz
June 13, 2018
Crafting a Perfect Coffee – Cocktail Marriage

With a coffee shop on every corner, owners are finding they need to increase traffic flow to make a profit.  One way is to draw customers in with the next big thing, the next gimmick.  New product launches seem to help in the short term.  But how can one come up with a long-term solution?  […]

No Comment 1
The Virtual Cafeteria
Barry Skown, Joseph Sorgent
May 21, 2018
The Virtual Cafeteria

What happens when a company wants to offer foodservice to their employees but their bottom line doesn’t allow for it?  What about the company that wants to bring cutting edge, local food offerings to staff to satisfy their desire for the latest food trend but can’t afford to bankroll a complete overhaul of infrastructure?  How […]

No Comment 0
Small Design Elements = Big Impact
Blog
April 18, 2018
Small Design Elements = Big Impact

We like it when our designs function properly and efficiently in the real world.  Time lost is money spent, both of which we all want to keep at a minimum.  In short, functionality equates to smooth operations when it comes to foodservice. Soaring spaces, iconic angles, elements transcending space and time…these designs are heralded as […]

No Comment 0