District casts student ‘celebrities’ to promote healthy eating
Harvard and dining staff reach tentative agreement
Students steal thousands of plates from dining hall
How to keep customers on-site for coffee
New rules of open kitchen etiquette
Foodservice uniforms: Form, function and flair
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
Fish for partnerships
Host quirky themed days
Focus events around eatertainment
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
Chicken soup for the low-sodium soul
Chefs’ Council: Menu-shaping trends for 2017
What’s driving the nitro coffee movement?
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
Lucretia Chancler: Helping feed a hometown in need
Thomas Thaman: Creating a healthy oasis in a food desert
The new SNA president sounds off on what's getting in the way of nutrition
FSD of the Month
People on the Move
The James Beard Foundation and The Blend
Get creative to fuel the snacking generation
Pasta taps into top health and dining trends
Oct. 14, 2014
Kids' culinary camp
Every summer we do a culinary camp for kids. They get to wear the chef’s coat and everything. We focus on a different culture every day, so they get to do Spanish or African, etc.
June 9, 2014
In order to better incorporate HACCP, the department has a schedule of each standard operating procedure that needs to be addressed, which are then discussed in a team huddle at each café site.
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.
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