Foodservice Opinions

Opinion pieces on the foodservice equipment and supplies industry from leaders and laymen from all aspects of the business, including dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators.

This Week in Foodservice: Technomic Revises 2013 Forecast

Real growth in the restaurant industry will top out at 1.0 percent, according to the revised forecast released by Chicago-based Technomic. While the industry overall will continue to trudge along, Technomic does project a handful of segments will pick up the pace a little in the coming months.

Future Foodservice Leader: Mason Greene

An interview with Mason Greene, director of operations for Hotel & Restaurant Supply.

Future Foodservice Leader: David Ellingson

An interview with David Ellingson, president of Bargreen Ellingson.

Future Foodservice Leaders: Pamela Eaton

An interview with Pamela A. Eaton, FCSI, LEED AP, senior associate, Cini•Little International, Inc.

Future Foodservice Leaders: Christopher East & Duane Guidry

An interview with Christopher East and Duane Guidry, Co-Head Janitors for Chrane Foodservice Solutions. 

Future Foodservice Leader: Tom Cowley

An interview with Tom Cowley, territory sales manager for Preferred Marketing Group.

Future Foodservice Leader: Don Clarke

An interview with Don Clarke, president of Boxer Northwest Company. 

Future Foodservice Leader: Nicole Charbonneau

An interview with Nicole Charbonneau, chief, Culinary and Hospitality Services, U.S. Army, San Antonio Military Medical Center

Future Foodservice Leader: Dustin Bennett

An interview with Dustin Bennett, branch manager/estimator/designer, NOLA Restaurant Supply & Design, LLC.

Future Foodservice Leader: Nick Barlow

An interview with Nick Barlow, RD/LD, Saint Francis Health System, Saint Francis Hospital South.

The Future Is Now: Meet the New Foodservice Leaders

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.