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Healthy Recipe Revamp
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Revenue & Promotions
Feb. 19, 2014
Bonding through a cookbook
For the past 21 years, we have provided packets of popular recipes to students, faculty, staff and alumni at their request. But about three years ago, we decided to compile the most popular recipes...
Feb. 10, 2014
Last fall we started Racer Care Packages, which parents can purchase online for their students.
Feb. 5, 2014
Train your staff in the art of suggestive selling. All staff should know how to suggest menu add-ons with a smile.
Jan. 10, 2014
Partner with the locals
In an effort to promote farm-to-school in our fruit and vegetable program, we partnered with a local farmers’ market. The manager of the market coordinates with us to purchase the seasonal...
Jan. 10, 2014
Celebrating with students and the community
So students have a chance to celebrate with their friends, we offer a holiday meal in both of our residential facilities. The events are posted on the university calendar so that all university...
Jan. 10, 2014
We started “Tuesday Tryouts” in all three of our residential dining facilities. On selected Tuesdays, we work with our prime vendor and its brokers to test new items and ideas in...
Jan. 8, 2014
To build support and awareness of our Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program, we partnered with Acson America, a Hispanic community activist organization, to host breakfast meetings with principals...
Dec. 26, 2013
Offer price discounts
We hold a “power hour” in our cafeteria in the afternoon, where we offer coffee for 35 cents.
Dec. 20, 2013
We started producing our own lip balm from the beeswax that we harvest on campus (we recently installed two beehives). We sell the lip balm in our gift shop.
Dec. 17, 2013
Food is art
We recently collaborated with several people in Carilion Clinic and Roanoke Public School System to develop a Food is Art Gallery. The gallery is located just outside our Mountain View Café...
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