Employee Recognition

handwritten thank you
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.
indian bowl rice chicken
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.
holiday stuffing
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.
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.
employee time card
Each month we allow the hourly employee with the best attendance record to trade places with a manager for one day.
female chef kitchen entrees
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we had an Iron Chef competition for all the female chefs at the account.
Employees who do something above and beyond are awarded a certificate and they get to choose any #10 can of food from our storeroom.
business team puzzle
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.
sundae cherry ice cream
To try to build camaraderie among foodservice and housekeeping staff, who don’t really know each other, we created an ice cream social.
To help with work/life balance we offer our employees items like gallons of milk and loaves of bread. With the horrible winter last year, we found a lot of people were picking those items up so they...

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