Students steal thousands of plates from dining hall
Cooking competition aims to get students amped for lunch
Mayo Clinic foodservice workers vote to join union
How to keep customers on-site for coffee
New rules of open kitchen etiquette
Foodservice uniforms: Form, function and flair
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
Focus events around eatertainment
Recruit via public transit
Reverse concepting: Brand from the inside
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
What’s driving the nitro coffee movement?
Chicken soup for the low-sodium soul
Chefs’ Council: Menu-shaping trends for 2017
50 Greatest Menu Hits
Creating Healthier Menus
Greatest Hits of the Season
Healthy Recipe Revamp
K-12 Census: Making the effort
2016 FSD Menu Survey
2015 LTC Census: The state of Senior Living
The Big Picture
Lucretia Chancler: Helping feed a hometown in need
Thomas Thaman: Creating a healthy oasis in a food desert
The new SNA president sounds off on what's getting in the way of nutrition
FSD of the Month
People on the Move
Get creative to fuel the snacking generation
Pasta taps into top health and dining trends
Energize meals with fall flavors
Sept. 15, 2016
Appreciate employees with pizza
Kansas State University does an annual employee recognition on a day it's closed during the year. Managers and some of the student workers come in and eat pizza...
May 23, 2016
Show employee appreciation with handwritten letters
Write “thank you” on every paycheck. This era tends to text thank-yous, but a handwritten note goes a long way. You can’t just preach it; it’s an active thing.
Dec. 15, 2015
Let staffers create their own meals
Student employees from India approached a manager at Murray State University and said they would like to do a hot line of authentic Indian food for everyone.
Dec. 8, 2015
Holiday bonuses for time-crunched staff
Employees who work during the holidays receive a $6 dining-facility credit. Staffers can use it to pick up items to help spend less time in the kitchen.
May 1, 2015
2015 contest winner
Susan Santos, assistant director at Penn State University in University Park, Pa., won the Steal This Idea contest held at MenuDirections 2015 in Memphis, Tenn., last month.
April 13, 2015
Trading places with employees
Each month we allow the hourly employee with the best attendance record to trade places with a manager for one day.
April 13, 2015
Celebrate female chefs
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we had an Iron Chef competition for all the female chefs at the account.
Feb. 16, 2015
Promote teamwork with scavenger hunts
Employees are assembled into teams and then asked to find things, such as the nearest fire extinguisher or a fellow employee who has a child in high school.
Feb. 16, 2015
'I Can' award employees
Employees who do something above and beyond are awarded a certificate and they get to choose any #10 can of food from our storeroom.
Dec. 10, 2014
Ice cream partners
To try to build camaraderie among foodservice and housekeeping staff, who don’t really know each other, we created an ice cream social.
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