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empanada fork

An empanada ‘fork’ seems like a tool that would lay in a back drawer—except when the Latin American-style turnovers are on the menu. But, it’s a kitchen MVP.

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To test our new dining experience Rendevous before it officially opens, we invited our 75 resident assistants to dine with us for lunch.

We switched from an 8-by-8-inch hinged container in our deli to waxed paper. This allowed us to more efficiently mark our pricing. 

So students have a chance to celebrate with their friends, we offer a holiday meal in both of our residential facilities. The events are posted on the university calendar so that all university...

We are currently developing LiveWell Plates for the Intermountain Healthcare System. Chefs at five different hospitals are creating them, with the criteria being less than 600 calories, 700...

For a special event we did, we had a student draw our University Dining Staff and we put the drawing on the back of T-shirts for the T-shirt giveaway, along with our University Dining slogan, &...

To build support and awareness of our Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program, we partnered with Acson America, a Hispanic community activist organization, to host breakfast meetings with principals...

Use the talents of your student population to properly market your dining program. We advertised on our Facebook page for student marketers and selected five.

Every year during take your children to work day, we host a healthy cooking demonstration. The kids are actually helping to make the dish. 

We hold a “power hour” in our cafeteria in the afternoon, where we offer coffee for 35 cents.