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Food & Nutrition

Whether it’s food safety, nutrition, culinary trends or a variety of other related topics, we know that food is at the heart of your work every day. We have plenty of creative and tasty ideas to help you delight your guests and keep costs in check. 

Food and Nutrition

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6 strategies to integrate locally sourced food

The top three tableservice menu trends are locally sourced meat and seafood, locally grown produce and environmental sustainability. Here are six tips that can help you incorporate local and seasonal foods on your menu.

Cooking up gluten-free cuisine

Given the amount of naturally gluten-free products chefs have numerous options when designing gluten-free dishes. Discover six restaurants committed to ensuring gluten-free diners.

Recognizing TCS Foods

TCS foods, such as dairy products, poultry and meat, are more likely to become unsafe than other food items. Be particularly careful with time and temperature when preparing these TCS foods.

To buy, or not to buy?

With labor costs rising, now is a good time to reexamine your kitchen workload and decide which items to make from scratch and which to purchase prepared.


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3 tips to prevent cross-contact in the front of the house

Servers are a restaurant’s front line for creating a healthy dining environment. They are tasked with duties that consist of clearing tables, wiping down furniture and menus, and of course, serving food. They touch everything and are the face of your business as they interact directly with your customers.

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