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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.

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We provide recipes that can be prepared in the dorm room using items from the dining hall. Students can get a takeout container, take it back to their dorm kitchen and make a great stir-fry, for...

We have a Create-Your-Own Bowl concept at our exhibition station. We start with a grain base, which can be farro, quinoa or brown rice. Then customers can select a protein, be it chicken or tempeh,...

I created a snack mix based on Dr. James Painter’s presentation at MenuDirections in 2012 about the 10 items to add to your diet. The mix includes raisins, dark chocolate chunks, pecans,...

We are in the process of scripting and filming a series of 15-minute cooking videos that are all based on healthy ways to prepare some commonly unhealthy dishes. The videos are a partnership between...

We started serving salad at breakfast to satisfy our Asian students, who are used to eating salads in the morning. We offer proteins such as eggs, chicken and tofu.

We had a computer science student develop an iPhone app for our department. Costs can be 90% less than using a traditional development company. Most times using a student will provide high-quality...

We created a coupon book for all of the departments of our campus enterprises division, which features coupons for targeted campus dining locations, bookstores, golf courses, etc. The goal is to...

We have a room service menu. We serve patients that stay three days up until three months. To increase variety for those patients who are in the hospital for a long time, we set up a make-your-own...

To help residents make healthy choices from the salad bar we started using color-coded tongs. We put green tongs in healthy items such as lettuce, tomatoes and raw vegetables and we use blue tongs...

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