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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.
11-19-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We ask our employees to practice the 5-10 rule. When you are within 10 feet of someone, you smile.
11-14-2013 Ideas and Innovation
All of our dining facilities have a touch screen that allows students to access nutritional information for all menu items. All of our “Healthy Choice” suggestions are prominent...
11-10-2013 Ideas and Innovation
I email foodservice and wellness tips to parents, which include nutrition information. The publications are called “Nutrition Nuggets” and “Teen Food & Fitness,...
11-05-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We don’t allow residents to tip our employees, so the residents started an Employee Appreciation Fund. In Masonic Village, there are three restaurants and three cafés, and the...
10-31-2013 Ideas and Innovation
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...
10-28-2013 Ideas and Innovation
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...
10-23-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We cross-train our staff for patient interactions that fall outside their sphere of influence, such as checking trash, room cleanliness, etc.
10-18-2013 Ideas and Innovation
Instead of trying to get all your managers together for a meeting, use FaceTime or Skype to be more efficient.
10-15-2013 Ideas and Innovation
Our catering staff have found that at buffet events, the majority of people want to try one of everything.