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University takes multi-pronged approach to reduce food waste
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Northwestern University cooks up a customer-focuesd program
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Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
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A breakfast food truck
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Health & Wellness
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Steal This Idea
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Zero-waste soups and stews
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Healthy Recipe Revamp
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2016 FSD Menu Survey
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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.
June 26, 2013
Walk and Talk
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...
April 19, 2013
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...
March 26, 2013
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...
March 6, 2013
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...
Feb. 14, 2013
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...
Dec. 20, 2012
It’s hard to keep morale up when employees call out frequently. When I first arrived, there was little accountability, which frustrated employees who followed the company’s policy...
Nov. 28, 2012
You can save a great deal of time when making housemade red sauce from plum tomatoes. People used to blanch tomatoes to remove skins but that removes most of the vitamins. Instead, after washing,...
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