University launches tablets in dining halls
College to open crepe cafe on campus
University meal plans could be affected by soda tax
Overtime pay regulations—what’s next?
Northwestern University cooks up a customer-focuesd program
Strategies for smacking down stress
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
A breakfast food truck
Recognize excellence outside your department
Tap business partners for events
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
Washington University explores American Indian cuisine
Zero-waste soups and stews
Savory yogurt is here to stay
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
Leisa Bryant: Winning by learning
Lucretia Chancler: Helping feed a hometown in need
Thomas Thaman: Creating a healthy oasis in a food desert
FSD of the Month
People on the Move
Going gluten free without the labor
Campus dining halls go gluten-free
Natural energy drinks on the rise
Revenue & Promotions
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...
Dec. 3, 2013
Grow your own
Last spring we planted a small garden with tomatoes, squash, green and red peppers and herbs. As the vegetables were harvested, we placed them on the menu, like “Kirkwood-grown Squash...
Oct. 28, 2013
When we plan a special event, we also add the event to the calendar that’s on the university’s website. We’ve found that local media check that calendar and we&rsquo...
Sept. 25, 2013
We created a Sustainable Products Project blog utilizing Blogger, Google Maps and Google Earth. Once we identify local food items that we use, we import where they are from into the blog. We also...
Sept. 6, 2013
We do pop-up restaurants once a month for the 400 residents of our community. We close off one section of our formal dining room for the event.
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