Partnering with a small business venture founded by a Clark graduate, the department now turns its waste fry oil into biofuel that heats an academic building.
04-15-2016 Ideas and Innovation
Andrea Bersamin led a fish-to-school program at two Southwest Alaskan elementary schools. Bersamin and her team developed a purchasing guide for schools.
03-30-2016 Ideas and Innovation
Local sourcing is in high demand, but it can present challenges to foodservice directors. Experts in the field share six tips for meeting these challenges.
03-15-2016 Ideas and Innovation
The U.S. EPA estimates Americans generated 37 million tons of food waste in 2013. Here are more statistics on how that breaks down—and how to help.
A lot can be said for a silver spoon. At Montana State University’s Miller Dining Hall, a few spoons contributed to a 50 percent reduction in food waste.
02-16-2016 Ideas and Innovation
A resident-run garden complex at a Pennsylvania senior living facility provides produce for the foodservice operations—and an opportunity for much-needed social interaction.
There are more compostable options available than ever in competition with polystyrene, long the disposable packaging of choice thanks to its low cost.
To grow lettuces year-round, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Worcester State University recently leased hydroponic shipping container farms.
12-15-2015 Ideas and Innovation
During the Food Recovery Summit in November, the Environmental Protection Agency named the 2015 National Award Winners of its Food Recovery Challenge.
10-15-2015 Ideas and Innovation
Despite the brutal Boston winter, the Red Sox's rooftop garden—dubbed Fenway Farms—launched just in time for opening day of the 2015 season in April...
If you want employees who have fire in their bellies irrelevant of age, you need to set expectations and not allow mediocrity.
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Texas State University’s renovated dining hall, which will feature longer hours, is set up to encourage students and staff to stay awhile.
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Management is more than just budgets and labor schedules; a key aspect is adding excitement to an operation. Be sure to add a bit of change to spice things up.
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