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.
These days it's all in — the right way — or bust. A few years after the food truck boom swept the industry and the nation, the segment shows no signs of stalling or slowing, but the competition is a survival of the fittest. Those who planned their concepts, menus, operations and mobile kitchens well from the get-go and adapted along the way now operate in the fast lane. The rest have suffered — or shuttered.
Homeless and disadvantaged Portland men in need of food, clothing and temporary shelter have greater access than ever before in this LEED Platinum building featuring a contemporary, energy-efficient kitchen.
Despite how costly it can be to implement and master, Building Information Modeling is becoming more and more of a factor in the foodservice design community due to the undeniable portfolio of benefits it offers operators and building managers.
As more companies strive to recruit and retain the best and brightest employees, they are making a renewed commitment to business and industry foodservice operations. Once an afterthought, these operations now embrace major foodservice industry trends including farm to table menus and kiosks that support flexible beverage and dining options during non-peak periods.
VF Outdoor, Inc., a subsidiary of VF Corporation, recently completed construction of its new corporate headquarters for its action sports retail brands The North Face, JanSport and lucy in Alameda, Calif.
Adobe's newest architecturally and artistically forward location amidst the scenic Rocky Mountains brought in Bon Appetit Management Company to manage the day to day operations of its new servery and nearly 10,000-square-foot atrium that offers dining and comingling for the software giant's nearly 2,000 employees.
Lessons Learned: Use food trucks to bring more diverse food offerings to customers in underserved areas, and stabilize or boost revenue during periods of renovation.
Water filtration systems have improved dramatically over the years, and the range of options for use and types of use have increased, as well.
There's no question the school foodservice landscape has changed dramatically in the last year and continues to do so. In fact, many trends and movements in school foodservice have opened up new, untapped areas for designers and management advisory services consultants, from creating college-level serveries to helping reduce waste through more scratch cooking and other initiatives.
Attend most any foodservice industry event and one of the more common concerns is identifying those individuals that will serve as this community's leaders in the years to come. Of course, what people in the foodservice industry may fail to realize is that the next generation of leaders may already have arrived and are waiting their turn in the spotlight.
With the business environment slowly plodding along, a growing number of foodservice operators continue to repair rather than replace their foodservice equipment. In order for this money-saving step to truly benefit the business, however, foodservice operators should invest in planned maintenance for their equipment.