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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...
08-06-2013 Ideas and Innovation
Everyone is talking about how hospital foodservice operations will be affected by the Affordable Care Act, but no one is talking about how LTC facilities will be involved.
08-01-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We do a Behind the Lunch Counter tour for parents. We invite them to go behind the scenes, to help take the mystery out of what happens behind the counter to create their students’ meals.
07-29-2013 Ideas and Innovation
Leverage the strength of other dining services’ operations by creating a dining event around them. Invite chefs from other locations into your facility to prepare their operations'...
07-25-2013 Ideas and Innovation
Our dairy produces 1% chocolate milk and we serve it in our retail units and our dining halls.
07-22-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We noticed our students were grazers. When I would go through the service lines and look at our fish, I noticed that students would cut our portions of fish in half and no one would take the cut...
07-16-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We invited chefs/restaurateurs to serve one of their signature items in our dining halls all in one night.
07-08-2013 Ideas and Innovation
People love desserts, so in an attempt to help guests who want a sweet ending to their meal we now cut our desserts into bite-sized portions. That way they can have the treat and not feel guilty...
06-26-2013 Ideas and Innovation
I have weekly managers’ meetings. Now that the weather broke, we are having walking meetings. We stroll through town and at the local park while discussing business and having a...