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Author: Lakeside Created: Friday, December 10, 2010 5:00 PM
FoodService Blog

As we celebrate Lakeside's 70th birthday on May 20th, 2016, we're recalling the milestones that made us who we are today. To kick things off, find out how a favorite American summer pastime was the inspiration for our first product!

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One industry that offers the most opportunity for improvement in sustainability is foodservice.  According to the Energy Information Administration, restaurants are the most energy intensive commercial buildings in the United States.

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Find out how to download the app for NAFEM '13 and learn how to create and share your calendar with others attending this year's show.

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Public and nonprofit private schools and residential childcare institutions looking to prepare students for a long day of learning are presented with a challenge in the morning. Many children do not receive a nutritious breakfast before they leave home for school due to financial constraints, long commutes or busy lives that leave little time to sit down for a healthy meal. However, ensuring students are ready to learn remains a top priority.

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Around the nation, local sources of food are becoming more and more popular. The general trend of responsible sustainability is spreading throughout the food industry and creating a farm-to-fork culture. It’s a grassroots movement that embraces organic produce, local farmers markets and a lot of transparency between suppliers and consumers. However, individuals and families are not the only ones supporting this trend. Schools, restaurants and hospitals are all moving toward a more local and organic approach.

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When equipping your business to complete everyday tasks, you might consider purchasing a utility cart. Whether you are transporting a few dirty dishes or large warehouse loads, Lakeside can meet all your foodservice needs. However, there are many different tasks, work environments and cart options to consider during your purchase. Following these recommendations will help you select the right cart for your needs and ensure the job gets done.

 

 

 

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Aljoya Mercer Island: Cafe BistroThroughout all of history, people have gathered together and shared their life stories over a great meal.  This sense of community is a major reason why long-term care facilities are putting the lunch trays aside and offering more specialized meal programs.  From country kitchens, grab-and-go options, room service to in-house bistros and cafés, senior living communities have it all.  It is no secret that quality meals not only offer nutritional value, but a place for residents to feel at home and lift their spirits.   

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During a time when childhood obesity has become a national concern, exercise and healthy eating are at the forefront of parents’ and educators’ minds.  Numerous initiatives have evolved, such as Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! and Chefs Move to Schools!, as well as the replacement of the USDA food pyramid with MyPlate, in an effort to promote healthy diets among children.  However, some of the unsung heroes within the healthy food initiative are school and professional chefs.  Across the country, chefs are revolutionizing food service programs and enticing students to try healthier alternatives.

 

 

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When the food trend predictions for 2011 were released back in January, food trucks made numerous lists.  However, did anyone really predict how popular mobile food would really become?  With a food truck inspired television show and popular restaurants expanding their food to the streets, from the looks of it, this trend will continue to be exposed in 2012.  What is it about food trucks that intrigue customers to try their favorite dish on the street?

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New classes, new professors, and new classmates aren’t the only things that come with the start of a new semester.  Campus dining halls are also refreshing their menus with the start of a new school year.  With the hopes of meeting the taste buds of a large population, universities are offering low-calorie, local, vegan, and even comfort food options on their menus this fall.

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