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.
It's the beginning of the year and it is a time when many columnists, bloggers and the like share a few trends they will monitor in the coming months. So, with that in mind, I would like to share a dozen thoughts and ideas about the foodservice industry as it enters 2012.
The New Year is upon us and for many Americans a fresh calendar translates into a fresh start, which motivates them to change their lives for the better. That’s why 40 percent to 45 percent of American adults will make some type of New Year’s resolution to improve their lives by eating better, exercising more, spending more time with family or even quitting smoking.
Happy New Year and welcome to the 2012 version of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine. We are enthusiastically embracing the changing media landscape as we strive to provide you, our readers, with the timely information and data that you require to do your jobs and run your businesses effectively.
More and more hospitals continue to implement hotel-style room service. For example, the nation opened its largest hotel-style hospital room service program in October 2011, at a 1,200-bed hospital in Florida.
As a relative newcomer to the foodservice industry (I’ve been here four and a half years), and coming from the IT industry, I have had to face a steep learning curve. In many ways, the foodservice and baking industries are similar to my background in IT services but so much is different.
One of the more endearing aspects of the foodservice industry is the fact that it continues to embrace its entrepreneurial spirit. We celebrate the fact that someone with a passion for cooking and a good spaghetti sauce recipe can turn that into a culinary career.
While the need to hold food at the proper temperature for the appropriate amount of time is critical, it is far from the only element that contributes to a foodservice operator’s ability to create and maintain a food safe environment.
Well, as hard as it might be to believe, it’s time to look at 2011 in either a rear view mirror or with a backup camera, depending on your commitment to pointless modern technology. (Really…we can’t turn around anymore?).
If you aspire to be the best in the world at something, you need to start by being different from everyone else. After all, if you are not different (really different!), how can you be the best? At Parts Town, we focus passionately on our differentiation. We talk about it every day.