Life as a millennial employee
Michigan Dining goes hyperlocal with student-grown produce
By student demand, district ups vegetarian, global options
Spic and span—on a schedule
When catering goes wrong
Keep schedules running smoothly during summer
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
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Spin your way to stylish plating
Take off the training wheels: Offer internal transfers to expedite hiring
Fun and games: Think inside the box for team building
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
On-trend meat blends
Eureka! Searching for an aha moment
Seafood challenges to tackle this spring
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
Top 100 Noncommercial Operators
Noncommercial's Biggest Players
Colleen Wright-Riva: Long-term vision
Leisa Bryant: Winning by learning
Lucretia Chancler: Helping feed a hometown in need
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People on the Move
5 stealable ideas from the ballpark
Introducing the Blended Burger Project™ Campus Edition
3 ways to improve on-campus food halls
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...
July 16, 2013
One Dish, One Night
We invited chefs/restaurateurs to serve one of their signature items in our dining halls all in one night.
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