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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. 

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'...

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...

We invited chefs/restaurateurs to serve one of their signature items in our dining halls all in one night. 

I have weekly managers’ meetings. Now that the weather broke, we are having walking meetings. We stroll through town and at the local park while discussing business and having a...

We had a computer science student develop an iPhone app for our department. Costs can be 90% less than using a traditional development company. Most times using a student will provide high-quality...

Our staff has more interaction with students than most departments on campus. So we work with the university counseling center to train front-line staff on how to recognize students who may be in...

We held a top chef challenge for our FSDs. Teams were formed and they developed and created recipes utilizing the new nutritional guidelines for veggies and fruits. They also were required to...

We have made good use of our contact with local universities to recruit dining services associates. More than half of our diet aides are currently dietetic or foodservice management students at area...

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