Food-torials

You are welcome to view our 'Food-torials'. They are designed to support your understanding of Contracted Food Service from the RFP process to learning how to audit the contract. Please clink on...


Strategic Continuous Improvement

At esf Consulting we believe and demonstrate that strategic continuous improvement is still the best approach to food service management strategies. The Inspiration Many years ago, when I stayed...


Foodservice & Retention Rates...

Foodservice & Retention Rates; are Dining Services the tail that wags the dog? Your dining program has significant and far reaching financial implications for your institution. Can you afford to...


RFP Creating Service

Creating an Apples to Apples Service RFP. The Request for Proposal, Proposal and Contract are documents that build the foundation of the partnership your corporation is going to have with a third...


Inclusive Dining

The Genisis After years of sending chocolate-laden care packages to my daughter in China, I started thinking about the role culture plays in determining our food choices. While my daughter feels at...


Induction Cooktops Deliver...

A Very Cool Heat, Induction cooktops deliver precision, speed, safety, showmanship—at a price. By Abbie Westra || awestra@cspnet.com December 2012 Issue of CSP. Magnetic fields. Induced coils....


Woman of the Year

Betsy Sallade-Farina is recognized as a National Association of Professional Women VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and contributions in the field of food services. Pinckney, MI...


Brazilian Cuisine

In Brazilian cuisine lunch or almoço is the largest meal of the day and a social time. Rice and beans are a staple of the Brazilian diet. Breakfast or café-da-manhã is a small meal with strong...


Canadian Cuisine

Canadian cuisine is famous for maple syrup. This is reflected in many of their desserts, which feature their famous syrup in some form. Typically deserts are served with ice cream or cake. The...


Chinese Cuisine

In Chinese cuisine and tradition lunch or Wǔcān is usually a proper meal that is served with rice. Filled pastries and noodle soups are very common. Lunches are usually followed by a small nap....


Colombian Cuisine

In Columbian Cuisine lunch or almuerzo is the main meal of the day. It is common for appetizers to start the meal, followed by a grilled meat dish or a stew. Beans,rice, potatoes, and greens are...


French Cuisine

Lunch or or déjeuner is the largest and most time consuming meal of the day in French cuisine. Salads, soups, pasta, and meat are all extremely common French lunch items. The French breakfast or le...


German Cuisine

Dinner or Abendbrot is now the main meal of the day in German Cuisine, in contrast to the historical large German lunch. Pork, beef, and chicken dishes served noodles or potatoes are the most popular...


Hong Kong Cuisine

Modern Hong Kong cuisine has heavy Western and other foreign influences. The Hong Kong lunch or Wǔcān has been heavily influenced by foreign cuisines. Although noodle and rice dishes are extremely...


Indian Cuisine

In India breakfast is a substantial meal that consists of some type of bread/pastry and chutney in the South, and flatbread with some form of curry in the North. Tea is an extremely common beverage...


Indonesian Cuisine

Lunch or makan siang is commonly the largest meal of the day in Indonesian cuisine and is based around rice. Meat or fish with a vegetable is very common, but so are soups and noodles. Indonesian...


Iranian Cuisine

In Iran, doogh, a popular yogurt drink is commonly consumed during the day between meals. In Iranian cuisine meals usually take hours to cook. Breakfast or sobhāneh is a small morning meal that...


Japanese Cuisine

In Japanese cuisine dinner: or 夕食 is eaten in the early to mid evening, usually containing a portion of meat and vegetable served over a bed of rice. Soups, sashimi, fish, and sushi are also common...


Kuwaiti Cuisine

Kuwaiti lunch or غداء (pronounced ghada) is the largest meal eaten in the cuisine. It is usually a chance for families to gather and eat together. An assortment of meat dishes is very common for a...


Malaysian Cuisine

In Malaysian culinary tradition, lunch or makan tengah hari is commonly the most substantial meal of the day, where meat and vegetable dishes (on rice) are placed around the table and shared by a...


Mexican Cuisine

In Mexican cuisine lunch or comida is the main meal of the day and is eaten between 2 and 4 p.m. Comida commonly consists of multiple courses, beginning with a soup or salad, followed by a main dish...


Native American Cuisine

Traditionally, for most North American Tribes, there was a morning meal before the rigorous workday began. This most commonly consisted of a big assortment of vegetables, some form of meat or fish,...


Nepali Cuisine

Dal-Bhat is the national meal in Nepal, and is common for dinner and breakfast, Nepali cuisine, throughout the country. Dal-Bhat is a lentil soup served alongside steamed rice. Nepali breakfast is a...


Nigerian Cuisine

In Nigerian cuisine traditions, eating three square meals a day is uncommon. Most people will eat one large meal per day during the week, accompanied with four or five snacks throughout the day. On...


Saudi Arabian Cuisine

Saudi Arabian snacks or بات وج فة ي ف خ, are common in Saudi Arabia and are eaten throughout the day, a very strong characteristic of Saudi Arabian culinary tradition and socializing. Snacks are...


South Korean Cuisine

In South Korean cuisine, breakfast: or 아침 식사 is a substantial morning meal usually consisting of rice, soup, some kind of meat, and tea. Cereal, bread, fruits and vegetable are also common breakfast...


Spanish Cuisine

An interesting aspect of Spanish cuisine is the tradition of tapas or small Spanish meals, that are typically eaten after breakfast, but before lunch in Spain. Tapas usually include jumping around...


Taiwanese Cuisine

With the large amount of street vendors in Taiwan, snacks are a commonality in Taiwanese cuisine. Throughout the day, someone may indulge him or herself with a piece of fried bread, a small meat...


Thai Cuisine

In Thai cuisine breakfast is a hearty meal that centers on a portion of meat and some vegetables served over a bed of rice. Eggs, rice porridge, and tea are also staples in the Thai breakfast. Lunch...


Turkish Cuisine

Desserts are very common in Turkish cuisine, and sweet items can be eaten at any time throughout the day. Almonds, honey, and filo dough are all very common ingredients used in Turkish desserts....


United Kingdom Cuisine

In the cuisine of the United Kingdom the Sunday roast is a very important tradition. It is usually a combination of both lunch and dinner and primarily reserved for family gatherings, the Sunday...


Venezuelan Cuisine

In Venezuelan Cuisine lunch or almuerzo is the largest meal of the day in Venezuela, with dinner as a lighter meal and breakfast as a moderate meal. Beef and Pork are very common bases for a...


Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnam Breakfast is the most important meal in the Vietnamese diet that provides energy for the hard work ahead. Soups, eggs, rice noodles,meat, and vegetables are all common in Vietnam today. One...