new concepts

farm produce
The processing is after-hours, so it works well with the students’ schedules. The students have their ServSafe certification and are skilled with working with all the equipment, so it’s a win-win.
School operations are tackling industry trends while employing a variety of means to address changing rules for school meals, according to a recent survey by the SNA.
retro diner
Child Nutrition was able to purchase a separate facility for summer feeding, so I decided to come up with some way to feed kiddos and keep them cool while doing so.
library books
Our summer feeding bus also has a librarian on board, and she’s able to check out books to the kids so they can build relationships with staff all throughout the summer.
pancakes
We have been focusing on menus that allow our high school students to customize their lunch, so this is another menu option where they are able to do that.
fidget spinner
While they may be a nuisance to parents, restaurants are finding an unexpected use for trendy fidget spinners. Check out how this chef is showing off the new technique.
usda food pyramid plate
Help guests pay attention to what they’re eating and understand the dietary guidelines by creating a physical plate showing the recommended USDA food portions.
hibachi grill cooking
A ventless hibachi grill in the community serves multiple purposes. In the evening, up to eight residents can reserve the grill and enjoy a multiple-course dinner.
meal coupon
Cook Children’s Medical Center started a paid guest tray meal service a couple of years ago. Parents can purchase meal coupons and have the meal delivered.
eureka
Since California’s state motto is “Eureka!” it seems fitting that a recent conversation with the director of hospitality at San Diego’s Palomar Health led to the biggest aha moment I’ve had in a long...

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