Spotlights the challenges and opportunities that impact the application of foodservice equipment and supplies in the real world including green and energy efficiency concerns, foodservice equipment concerns, the impact of technology on foodservice, and the state of the foodservice economy.
Tired of hearing about Millennials and how to cater to them? You’re not alone. The good news is that it’s time to shift your focus to yet another demographic: Generation Z.
Fresh ... local ... small-batch ... artisan ... natural ... “better for you.” Those are all concepts that have driven restaurant menus for the past few years, but these days they’re equally appropriate phrases to use when describing the beverage menu. In an effort to differentiate themselves, restaurants and bars keep expanding beverage programs with creative new drinks, served in glassware that ranges from traditional to ultra-contemporary.
Sixty-three percent of chefs view home meal delivery kits as a continuing trend for 2016, according to the National Restaurant Association's What's Hot 2016 Culinary Forecast. Add to that $1.5 billion — the predicated sales figure for the meal kit delivery market this year.
For the past six years, Steven Sturm has served as corporate executive chef for the 41-unit, polished-casual Firebirds Wood Fired Grill chain. Most recently, Sturm was awarded the 2016 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award for Casual and Family Dining Restaurants by United Fresh. Here he discusses Firebirds' approach to using live fuel grills, how the menu has evolved and more.
Steering clear of what hasn’t worked for other campus food truck startups and gearing up for future student growth, Virginia Tech’s dining services team has jump-started two food trucks. Kitchens deliver on speed of service and flexible menus.