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.
Food has always taken center stage at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. Tony Almeida, director food and nutrition, believes in raising the bar as part of the healthcare facility's culture.
Offering patients food selections similar to the ones that appear on retail menus continues to gain popularity at hospitals across the country. Patients at the 550-bed University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center now have the opportunity to choose from menu items that are also available at the various restaurant-style concepts in the center's retail cafes.
Hospitals operate 24/7, meaning there is always staff on hand and someone, either a staff member or someone visiting the facility, is usually looking for something to eat or drink. To help meet that need University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics operates a licensed Starbucks Cafe that's open 24/7.
Americans must hold on to their hats to weather the wild ride the country has been taking since the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Healthcare foodservice professionals are responding to the ever-changing environment with creative solutions for containing costs; generating revenue; providing responsive, high-quality, patient-centered care; introducing wellness-focused initiatives; and applying information and machine technology to enhance efficiency and improve the quality of food and service. Add to this finding ways to work within consolidated healthcare systems and this year promises to present unprecedented challenges.
From identifying new talent to dealing with shorter project lead times to managing customer and supply chain relationships, today's foodservice professionals face no shortage of challenges that can lead to many sleepless nights. So we at FE&S asked a handful of industry leaders to discuss the issues affecting their businesses and segments.
A study by Chartwells and Cornell shows three ways to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables among school children.
Entrepreneur Mark Samuels of Nimbus Eco shares his thoughts on how restaurants and other commercial foodservice operators can serve their customers responsibly.
Designing a restaurant is one thing. But developing a concept for a restaurant in a park? That's a whole other story entirely.
Competing for the best and brightest employees in the technology universe, Microsoft continuously builds and remodels cafés to drive participation, introduce meaningful technology into the customer experience, drive guest satisfaction and enhance customer convenience through improvements such as reducing queue times.
Times are changing. College and university foodservice operations make this clear year in and out. Though sleek serveries and fresh marketplaces continue to reign as the eatery of choice in higher education dining, students also want full-service restaurants and more mixed, all-purpose spaces to eat, lounge, congregate, study and be entertained all in one place.