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Big Names, Small Ops

How to bring a national brand to your space.

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Written by: Amy McKeever

Published in: Food Service Director

Chef Emily Bashore, Has a Very Diverse Background

Emily Bashore, Certified Executive Chef, CEC, delights the students at Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. The students are fortunate to have a seasoned and well-trained chef in their midst.

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Renovated Venue Helps Keep Students On Campus

By converting a residential dining venue into a retail food court with five high-impact brands, Lindenwood University has grown its onsite foodservice sales by 8 percent in one year.

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Written by: Mike Buzalka

Published in: Food Management

16 Super Fresh Ways to Serve Superfoods this Summer

Fish fry with quinoa-kale pilaf

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Written by: Tara Fitzpatrick

Published in: Food Management

20 Bowls to Try Now

Grain bowls, noodle bowls, acai bowls and pitaya bowls are making the scene in a major way with their global flavors and customizable possibilities.

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Written by: Tara Fitzpatrick

Published in: Food Management

Sandwich reset: Back to basics

Ham and cheese sandwiches, Italian subs, chicken salad sandwiches, French dips, grilled cheese and more. Getting back to basics and reviving the never-fail flavor combinations of old-school American sandwiches can mean rediscovering the classics in a delicious way. In this article, you'll find how Pedestal Foods has gone back to the basics, in a good way, serving the students at Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO).

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Written by: Tara Fitzpatrick

Published in: Food Management

Three Ways Invested Leaders on a University Campus Create Successful Programs

Joe Scherer, Director of Operations for Pedestal Foods, describes three ways in which invested leaders on a University Campus create successful campaigns including a strong vision for the future, staying up-to-date with industry trends, and engaged with students interests.

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Written by: Joe Scherer

Published in: NACAS

Jim Shadburne, District Manager at Pedestal Foods

Jim Shadburne joins Pedestal Foods as District Manager of five K-12 accounts in Nashville, Knoxville, and St. Louis.

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Father Ryan Students Prepare Christmas Meals for Homeless

Father Ryan created a new after-school Cooking Club this school year that partnered groups of students with a chef from the school’s food service provider, Pedestal Foods, and giving them a chance to share their new skills by preparing meals for the homeless this holiday season.

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Written by: Donna Vissman

Published in: williamsonsource.com

Food Franchise 101 on campus

Getting down to basics with national franchises and more specifically, how Pedestal Foods, an on-site dining services company and food-service partner with Lindenwood University for 15 years, helped manage the partnership process when the school added three national restaurants—Chick-fil-A, Qdoba and Caribou Coffee—to its 500-acre campus near St. Louis this school year.

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Written by: Ray Bendici

Published in: University Business Magazine

Lindenwood students (and you) can get a taste of Starbucks on campus

Lindenwood University-Belleville students can now enjoy Starbucks coffee and a meal outdoor at a newly renovated café, which includes a new outdoor seating area and patio.

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Written by: Belleville News Democrat

Lindenwood University gets on-campus chain restaurants

Students at Lindenwood University have a few more places to eat this semester. The University welcomed Chick-Fil-A, Qdoba, and Caribou Coffee. They are the first-ever national restaurant brands on campus.

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Written by: (KTVI) Fox 2 News

Pedestal Foods adds JPII to Portfolio

Pedestal Foods is excited to announce a new foodservice partnership with Pope John Paul II High School.

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Written by: The Standard of Hendersonville

Pedestal Foods Paves Way for Student-led Dining Enrichment at Lindenwood University

Pedestal Foods, an independently owned food service company based in St. Louis, has forged a deep partnership with Lindenwood University, a liberal arts institution in St. Charles, Mo., that will result in a multimillion-dollar reimagining of on-campus dining for its students.

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Written by: Restaurant News

Chick-fil-A, Qdoba, Caribou Coffee Coming to Lindenwood in Food Service Deal

Lindenwood University students will see big changes in food service this fall –highlighted by national brands Chick-fil-A, Qdoba, and Caribou Coffee and a seven-figure modernization of both dining halls. Lindenwood’s Board of Directors has approved a partnership with Pedestal Foods to overhaul the dining experience at Lindenwood. It includes significant upgrades to the Evans Commons and Spellmann Center dining halls, turning Evans into the all-you-care-to-eat site and offering national brands and other à la carte options in the Spellmann Center.

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Written by: Lindenwood University

Pedestal Foods Receives 2016 Best of Ballwin Award

Pedestal Foods has been selected for the 2016 Best of Ballwin Award in the Food and Drink category by the Ballwin Award Program.

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Written by: Ballwin Award Program

Senior nutrition: Making healthy options appealing

It's no secret that eating well is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. While sticking to a nutritious diet can increase the quality and longevity of life for anyone, it becomes increasingly important with age, as the risks increase for chronic health complications and physical and cognitive degeneration. Serving balanced and nutritious menu options at senior living facilities is an important part of keeping seniors healthy, and making great tasting food is important in keeping them happy.

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Written by: Larry Shifrin

Published in: McKnight's