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salad bar

DIY instructions

We are creating recipe cards to display on our salad and sandwich bars to give customers ideas about salads and sandwiches they can assemble themselves.

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Focus on Vegan

I’m a vegan so that is something we’ve really been focusing on in our dining halls. You want to start by offering flavorful, well-prepared vegan options. We offer vegan options at...

Community Advertising

When we plan a special event, we also add the event to the calendar that’s on the university’s website. We’ve found that local media check that calendar and we&rsquo...

Code Wow

We cross-train our staff for patient interactions that fall outside their sphere of influence, such as checking trash, room cleanliness, etc.

Modernize Your Meetings

Instead of trying to get all your managers together for a meeting, use FaceTime or Skype to be more efficient.

Reduce Portion Sizes

Our catering staff have found that at buffet events, the majority of people want to try one of everything. 

Sandwich Packaging

We produce artisan sandwiches for our retail locations. We have a custom logo called Artisan Fresh and have labels to support the brand, along with point-of-sale marketing. 

Tastings

We do Discover The Taste tables in all of our facilities on a regular basis. We present menu items that meet the parameters for healthy eating at the entrance to the cafés for customers to...

Feature Employees

We have digital menu boards in our retail services that are changed daily. A couple of months ago we started to incorporate pictures of different employees onto the board.

Accident Prevention

We have cameras in our schools. At our monthly accident review board meeting we view videos of accidents so that the staff can see how people get hurt. This visual education helps prevent future...

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