Staying Relevant with Student Dining

College and university dining programs are increasingly challenged to remain competitive, with off-campus options being more available with the advent of Uber Eats and other app-based food delivery programs. The competitive advantage of convenience is slowly being eroded away by these services. To remain relevant to the student consumer base on-campus dining must continue to evolve in a way

The Food Service GPO – Best practices to maximize your purchasing power

Each year, millions of dollars are spent on food purchases to feed Patients, Visitors, and Hospital Employees.  Every Hospital Food Service department across the US has the same concerns when it comes to using a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO).  Whether the department is outsourced or self-op, there are opportunities for free money from the distributors

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)– Understand Self Op Programs and the Benefits of a Business Partnership

AHF was established nine years ago when legacy organizations, American Society for Healthcare Foodservice Administrators (ASHFSA) and Healthcare Foodservice Management (HFM), joined forces to establish the “premier” organization for self-operated healthcare food management professionals. Representing roughly 60% of the membership are 650 self-op healthcare facilities (Operator members), including chefs, dietitians, foodservice managers and directors. Soriant

Is Your Food Service Program Challenging Your Bottom Line?

  Declining reimbursements and the turbulent landscape of healthcare reform is forcing hospitals just like yours to scrutinize their spending and look for new ways to cut their hospital food service cost. Most institutions address challenges to their bottom lines by targeting their cost-saving efforts at the top spend categories, such as utilities and medical services.

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign promoted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s focus is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” which encourages everyone to not only make healthy food choices, but to eat mindfully enjoying food and the traditions associated with eating. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we’ve created a

Top 4 Sources of Savings in Support Services – HFM Magazine

Soriant is proud to have contributed to HFM magazine this month with a feature story co-authored by our own Brian Nugent.  The article is titled "Top 4 Sources of Savings in Support Services" and provides examples of ways hospitals can reduce support-service costs.  Brian's co-author, Conrad Emmerich, knows first hand the value of engaging Soriant's

Thanksgiving Recipe

By Jessica Rodriquez Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love when the entire family gathers to eat, drink, fight, and share good conversation.  And, let’s face it, who doesn’t like all the leftovers? Thanksgiving at my home is pretty traditional: Classic roasted Turkey, oven roasted vegetables, stuffing, and assorted pies.   But, my all-time favorite food