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empanada fork

An empanada ‘fork’ seems like a tool that would lay in a back drawer—except when the Latin American-style turnovers are on the menu. But, it’s a kitchen MVP.

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We have a conference services area where we do internal and external events. We provide foodservice and staffing for these events.

We held a blind, March Madness-style event dubbed Serial Cereal Series to figure out if we were serving the right cereals.

We hired interns to support the promotion of meal plans and dining services throughout the year.

During National Nutrition Month, we hosted a series of four cooking classes for students called In the Kitchen.

We have an electronic e-newsletter that we send out to our teachers to tell them about what’s going on in our program and update them on the new regulations.

Now, within 24 hours of admission, one of our call center operators calls the patient and explains his diet, what to expect from our department and how to contact us. ...

For dessert, The Yorktown Café offers hand-dipped milkshakes with ice cream made on site.

To help build the bond between the two departments we started baking up a fresh batch of cookies after lunch and taking it to a clinical unit that we know has been having a hard day because of lots...

To help persuade residents to try a new menu item, we will sometimes add it as a third entrée option, like our Pork Pagoda (pictured).