Benita Gingerella

Senior Editor

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Benita is a senior editor for FoodService Director and covers K-12 foodservice. She has been with the publication since 2016. In her spare time, Benita is an avid restaurant-goer and loves to travel extensively.

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Benita Gingerella

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Informal occasions are driving catering orders

Event and catering professionals gathered in Austin, Texas, last week for Catersource + The Special Event to discuss industry challenges, trends and more.


'A pandemic within a pandemic': Drug and alcohol abuse soars with COVID-19

The pandemic led to mass layoffs, isolation and poor mental health. It became a perfect environment for drug and alcohol abuse.

DEI was a topic of focus for many attendees of the National Restaurant Association Show, and several presenters shared their playbooks for creating an inclusive environment for employees.

Wesley Enhanced Living bought two robotic food runners after discovering that they cost about the same as human workers.

Operators share how they are creating a culture of caring to help attract and retain employees.

Restaurant operators had a lot to say about finding, training and retaining employees at this year’s National Restaurant Association Show.

The winners shared their thoughts on inclusivity and diversity in the restaurant world.

Whether your diners are 18 years old or 68, find out how each generation is putting its own stamp on the foodservice industry.

For the first time in the four years the deal has been offered, we easily managed to score two passes.

Critics say the measure would still have a negative effect on area jobs.

The chain says the boost is a result of heavy investment in digital initiatives.

The chain says it will pour $1.5 million into those areas this year.

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