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We have increased revenue from guest trays to nearly $11,000 a month since we set up a system to allow patients and their visitors to buy trays using a credit card.

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One of the ways we have found to control food waste has been to not automatically give out toppings for items like burgers. Instead, we will add things like lettuce and tomatoes only if students ask...

To help with work/life balance we offer our employees items like gallons of milk and loaves of bread. With the horrible winter last year, we found a lot of people were picking those items up so they...

We collaborated with our sustainable dining interns to create a Basic Cooking Techniques cooking class certification, which ranged from knife skills to sanitation to soups, sauces and proteins...

This year we started coffee and conversation with the foodservice director. It was a huge success. It gives hourly staff the chance to sit around the table with me and talk about what’s going on and...

We opened a new sit-down restaurant called Manna. Because some of our employees don’t have time to come and sit down for a meal, we started Manna On the Move. They can call ahead and order anything...

We launched an Herban Veggie Garden on our patio connected to our cafeteria in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. We have about 15 planters of herbs and vegetables that we are able to harvest and use...

We created a Sustainable Products Project blog using Blogspot, Google Maps and Google Earth. Once we identify local food items that we use they are imported into the blog. The item then has travel...

We will use some leftover items, such as macaroni and cheese or barbecued chicken, as toppings for pizza. We label it as our pizza of the day, and it usually becomes our most popular seller that day.

We use games to help build teamwork and camaraderie in our department. One example is the Potato Story game, in which we divide employees up into groups of four or five and ask them to create a short...

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