Shawn LaPean to exit Cal Dining
21 military foodservice operations honored at NRA Show
University’s shipping container farm to supply produce to dining halls
The art of winning and retaining staffers' trust
Reduce performance review anxiety
Challenges of opening an on-site bakery
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
FSO of the Month
Use recipe contests to boost worker engagement
Introduce an international salad theme
Rock the meal vote
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
Seafood challenges to tackle this spring
3 questions with Sam Kass
Adapting authenticity in Three Sisters Salad
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
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Noncommercial's Biggest Players
Colleen Wright-Riva: Long-term vision
Leisa Bryant: Winning by learning
Lucretia Chancler: Helping feed a hometown in need
FSD of the Month
People on the Move
Iced coffee heats up
Takeout goes fast, fresh and eco-friendly
Methodist University Hospital: Winning at all-day breakfast
Revenue & Promotions
June 23, 2014
For a healthy and affordable meal option, we began offering a paleo menu in March. Each meal is served with a protein, two vegetable servings and a bottle of water or iced tea for $7.
June 19, 2014
World Cup celebration
Stillings Hall at the University of New Hampshire honored soccer’s World Cup 2014, which was held this month in Brazil, by featuring a dish at a dinner event from each of the 32 nations that...
June 11, 2014
Play off an acronym
Our 23 communities were each asked to develop a recipe item using our acronym, ACTS, in the name. A panel of eight staff members tried all the different entries and chose a winner: Apricot Cinnamon...
June 9, 2014
If your customers are not embracing new food trends such as healthier foods, then get them involved with projects like cooking demos and food tastings. It really works!
May 28, 2014
Step up delivery
Campus Pizza is our late-night pizza delivery option. We have a menu ranging from pizzas to grinders that students can order Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Students can pay with credit...
April 24, 2014
We like for our staff members to dine within our facility instead of patronizing businesses outside. So what we do is create the element of surprise and anticipation. We do this by not making our...
April 7, 2014
We are constantly looking for ways to improve the dining experience on a limited budget. For three or four years, I wanted to paint a mural on the wall of our cafeteria space, but budgets didn’t...
March 31, 2014
Social media coffee crawl
We held a contest on Twitter at the end of the fall 2013 semester to raise awareness and sales at our coffee shop locations.
March 24, 2014
New Year’s resolution help
One Change was a weeklong series we created to counter letting New Year’s resolutions drift away and to support students in making changes that stick.
March 11, 2014
Credit card assurance
When we started our guest tray program, we didn’t accept credit card payments and we were averaging about seven guest trays per month.
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