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Food & Nutrition

Food is at the heart of your work every day. We can help you stay current on food safety information, food and beverage trends, nutrition developments and more.

Food and Nutrition

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6 strategies to integrate locally sourced food

Locally grown produce and hyperlocal sourcing are top food trends, according to our 2016 What's Hot chefs' survey.


Streamline menu development with teamwork

At the Nutrition Executive Study Group, industry experts shared how restaurants' needs have led to the rise of "chefticians" and more robust cross-functional teams.


Churn out sanitary ice at restaurants

Reduce contamination threats specific to this beverage element by following these best practices.


To buy, or not to buy?

Examine your kitchen workload and decide which food items to make from scratch and which to purchase prepared.

 

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Assess your buys to manage food costs

Restaurant operators finally got some relief from increasing food costs in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association's 2016 Restaurant Industry Forecast. However, this was the first decline in wholesale food prices in six years, leaving overall food costs elevated. Try these strategies to boost your bottom line.

Get creative with healthful drink offerings

Nutritious beverages can be flavorful, craveworthy items on your restaurant menu. Whether you’re making hot or cold drinks for kids’ meals, Juicy Juice shares tips to get your creative juices flowing.

Fast-casuals offer more chef-driven menus

In the past decade, the fast-casual sector has experienced substantial growth, both in restaurant quantity and cuisine diversity. According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2016 What’s Hot chefs’ survey, chef-driven fast-casual restaurants are the second hottest food trend. NRA sponsor Foodable shares this video content for our members.

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