Employee Recognition

This year we started coffee and conversation with the foodservice director. It was a huge success. It gives hourly staff the chance to sit around the table with me and talk about what’s going on and...
We opened a new sit-down restaurant called Manna. Because some of our employees don’t have time to come and sit down for a meal, we started Manna On the Move. They can call ahead and order anything...
The best way to get great, practical recipe ideas is to involve staff.
Getting our employees to be engaged in their work is a big focus at Carilion. Our department has decided to have mini cook-offs to add new recipes to our catering menu.
Our management team, no matter how busy we are, takes the time each day to sit down to eat lunch together.
We sponsor outside recreational sports teams for employees, like softball and kickball, that include T-shirts for the teams. 
Each month, I meet with a small group of employees from food service, EVS, transportation and laundry to review the health system’s mission, vision and values and to talk about ways we can...
We invited the employees of one of our high-tech clients to stage an Iron Chef contest in the kitchen of our commissary in San Francisco. This client has a young and energetic workforce that is very...
For a special event we did, we had a student draw our University Dining Staff and we put the drawing on the back of T-shirts for the T-shirt giveaway, along with our University Dining slogan, &...
When we recognize employees, we do so with handwritten cards rather than emails. We also gave all the staff a branded fleece pullover, which went over very well. 

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