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With the help of a Jewish student group and a rabbi adviser, University of Maryland Dining Services was able to turn a concession stand into a destination.

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

We grow herbs in decorative containers indoors. We place the containers in retail or servery locations where customers can see the herbs being used in display cooking stations.

I am looking into using more technology. I’m working on doing a continual live feed from the central kitchen.

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. ...

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