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.

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 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and Its Effect on School Foodservice…So Far

Boycotts, viral videos, striking, protests, opt-out campaigns — all this brings to mind the Occupy Wall Street movement or even unrest in other countries. But that's not what we're discussing this time. No, in this instance we are talking school lunch here in the United States, specifically foodservice in schools participating in federally funded School Meal Programs (SMP).

A Life Well Lived: Remember Jim Webb

While still working as a manufacturers' rep in 2000, I attended the annual conference hosted by the Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry, where I heard foodservice design consultant Jim Webb deliver a keynote address titled "Integrity 2000."

Sixty-Five Years of FE&S

Funny thing about anniversaries...their significance often depends on the relative success of whatever person, place, or thing, is being celebrated or remembered. For a failing sports team, for instance, crossing the century mark might go by as uneventfully as that Mayan End-of-the-World Calendar that we couldn't hear enough about last year.

Membership has its Privileges

Given that we are more connected than ever and as well informed as we have ever been, are trade associations still relevant in today's foodservice industry?

Trend Setters

Restaurant folk are a resilient lot.

Oops I did it again…

As the incomparable Yogi Berra once said, "...making predictions is hard, especially when they're about the future." Before you Google that...if he didn't say it, then he should have, because it's a pretty good line and more than a little true.