Revenue & Promotions

We held a Night at the Movies event where we had the students guess the movie by the food we served. For example, we served Greek lamb and potato kabobs with pita, lemon wedges and tzatziki sauce,...
With all the vampire shows and movies around, we decided to make our Halloween event a Welcome to the Coven event. Everyone was dressed as vampires. We had True Blood in labeled bottles. For the food...
We do a dinner theater, which is a collaboration between the high school drama department, the food class and myself. They pick a theme and perform short plays that they wrote. The food class helps...
Each year one school invites parents to lunch. The first year I noticed that our meals dropped significantly on these days as parents brought in outside food. I asked the principal if we could turn...
When demand at our Crossroads dining began lagging behind other locations we decided to revamp the menu with campus celebrity items. Examples include a classic cheeseburger, renamed each year for the...
We started a brunch for lunch day this year to change things up a little for our students. At least once a month we serve breakfast foods for lunch. We’ve done omelets; sausage, egg and...
We started a Cooperative Cart Program where school organizations can check out a mobile food cart to sell healthy foods during meals. The carts have either hot or cold storage, and the organizations...
We've created a fun resident activity called "Cooking with Keven." Each month a dish is made during activity time. The dish is made from start to finish with a history and...
We are hosting a Fall Festival Farmers’ Market where we feature two recipes in a bag: apple crisp and butternut squash soup. Each bag includes the recipe, dry ingredients and all non-...
To encourage students to become a fan of UMass Dining on Facebook we gave away free T-shirts to students who became fans. They had to sign up in front of us though. We set up three laptops and we...

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