Steal This Idea

Borrowing ideas and innovation from your peers
Steal This Idea
pigs farm
Our dishwasher raises pigs, so the majority of the food waste goes to feeding them. A lot of residents worry about wasting food, so we reassure them.
salad dressing shooters
During the 2015 MenuDirections Awards Dinner, our salad course was served with individual salad-dressing “shooters” [instead of one vessel for the table].
risotto white plate
Adding some pressure can help speed up the risotto-making process according to Steven Miller, director of culinary operations at Cornell University.
bulletin board
The Local Wall is a great addition to our efforts towards community building and communicating all that takes place on campus. ...
map mug
To help freshman residents easily find our dining locations on campus while promoting sustainability, we give them reusable mugs with a campus map design that highlights our dining locations.
vt dining tweet
Pop-ups use special events to boost social-media following.
chili dog
After the game, students are allowed to use their meal plans to come into our dining halls, and we serve nachos and chili cheese dogs.
kid texting
I developed Fit Kid Text for our school community to promote school meals and offer nutrition education to students, parents and staff.
limes mint ice
A recipe calling for fresh-squeezed lime juice spurred some quick-thinking resourcefulness by one of the demo chefs.


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