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food ingredients map

“We work with local producers to source meats, seafood, produce and even canola oil, and then call out the locations on a map to tell the story to guests.” 

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We have gone to electronic inservice training, because it was hard to get everyone to attend training in person.

We have a lot of Burmese patients who have literacy issues and can’t read our menus, so we started a room service style just for them.

To try to build camaraderie among foodservice and housekeeping staff, who don’t really know each other, we created an ice cream social.

We use technology to give students a chance to connect directly with me in our “Ask the Dietitian” series.

We just launched a Café Series, which is a demo and discussion forum about culinary topics.

We hosted a Farm to Table dinner in a greenhouse at The Seed Farm for 150 students and guests from five colleges and a hospital in the Lehigh Valley, Pa., area.

To encourage students to use Black Bear Bucks, the currency kept in their university account, we offer a discount on food purchases.

To update our recipe database and bring consistency to all 23 of our ACTS communities, we purchased a menu program from Morrison called Webtrition.

We introduced patio dining this summer. We worked with our landscaping team and got some furniture.

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