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Category: Commentary

My Take… on Transitions

We all go through transitions in life. Most are for the good but are difficult nonetheless. Even the best of us resist change, and transitions require us to change our habits, our patterns, even the way we think and respond to various situations. My transition from being “the boss” to being a good hospitality consultant […]

Michael Birchenall Scholarship Winners Announced

Michael Birchenall was the editor and co-founder of Foodservice Monthly until he passed away in January 2017. Michael was very active in the foodservice industry and with the state restaurant associations in his markets. He regularly attended industry events, restaurant openings, and made the people of the foodservice and hospitality industry the focus of his […]

Empowering Baltimore: The Food Project

Empowering Baltimore: The Food Project

If you are a child in the southwest Baltimore community of Carrollton Ridge, just a few blocks west of the Inner Harbor, chances are you live in poverty. Almost 59 percent do. Chances are you do not have a job. Unemployment is 13.8 percent compared to the Maryland average of 5.5 percent. Chances are you […]

GMO Seafood: A Necessary Conversation

GMO Seafood: A Necessary Conversation

Few subjects evoke more heated and opinionated debate than that of human consumption of genetically modified plants and animals, known as GMOs. As a wildlife biologist with four decades of experience in the commercial fishing industry, I hope this article will shed more light than heat on issues related to genetically modified fish and fish […]

USDA Takeover of Catfish

Windfall profits for the good ole boys that will affect your wallet BY TIM SUGHRUE, CONGRESSIONAL SEAFOOD CO. Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, arguably one of the most powerful men in America, is in charge of appropriating hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money yearly. He also just so […]

Melvin R. Thompson, 2014 Foodservice Leader of the Year

Melvin R. Thompson, 2014 Foodservice Leader of the Year

As Foodservice Monthly turns twelve, our Mid-Atlantic trade newsmagazine for the foodservice professional sees the hospitality landscape as one of great opportunity. On a national, regional, state and local level the challenges are ever present in tough economic and political times. But through the leadership of the people who make our marketplace so vibrant, our […]

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