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High school cafeteria revamped with collegiate feel
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Hospital FSDs fighting a battle against corrugated cardboard
4 tips for communicating with moms
How to manage expectations at a giant operation
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
4 tips for launching a reusable container program
3 mashup ideas for Starbucks-inspired coffee trucks
Evolution of the mobile eatery
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
Creative snack options for anytime eating
Halal expands beyond C&U
Stealth health takes back seat to menu transparency
50 Greatest Menu Hits
Creating Healthier Menus
Healthy Recipe Revamp
K-12 Census: Making the effort
2016 FSD Menu Survey
2015 LTC Census: The state of Senior Living
The Big Picture
Dave Ondria: A leader who's true to his roots
Hospital chef courts Denver's restaurant industry
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People on the Move
3 Simple Menu Ideations with Asian Influences
Ovention oven shines at the Boys & Girls Club
May 10, 2014
Involve your staff
We do test trays and mystery customers in both our patient services and retail locations to test for accuracy and quality.
Jan. 3, 2014
Tap into student talent
Use the talents of your student population to properly market your dining program. We advertised on our Facebook page for student marketers and selected five.
Nov. 27, 2013
Team building with shoes
We did a team-building activity I called shoe “shopping.” We each described what type of shoes we like and why.
Oct. 23, 2013
We cross-train our staff for patient interactions that fall outside their sphere of influence, such as checking trash, room cleanliness, etc.
Oct. 18, 2013
Modernize Your Meetings
Instead of trying to get all your managers together for a meeting, use FaceTime or Skype to be more efficient.
Sept. 11, 2013
Employee Training Day
We have a training day for employees. We bring in a motivational speaker to start the day and then hold workshops on skills and areas where we’re seeing the most problems on our accident...
Sept. 3, 2013
Aug. 20, 2013
Everyone needs to evaluate new products to bring in or add to their facility. Let those companies earn their spot not just on value but also on resident approval.
July 29, 2013
Leverage the strength of other dining services’ operations by creating a dining event around them. Invite chefs from other locations into your facility to prepare their operations'...
July 22, 2013
Allow for Grazing
We noticed our students were grazers. When I would go through the service lines and look at our fish, I noticed that students would cut our portions of fish in half and no one would take the cut...
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