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We encourage the catering team and cooks to take pictures with their cell phones of the menus, recipes and plate presentation.

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Our high school has about 60 languages spoken and is populated by students from dozens of countries. We started an international service line that incorporates cuisines from some of the countries...

We needed to rename all of our cafeteria food stations after taking over from a contract management company, so we set up a contest with the foodservice staff. The responses were amazing. The...

If you make nutrition fun it tends to stick. We did a blind taste testing event with residents and administration last year. We were testing food for spices, so the goal was to figure out what spice...

You can save a great deal of time when making housemade red sauce from plum tomatoes. People used to blanch tomatoes to remove skins but that removes most of the vitamins. Instead, after washing,...

As part of our partnership with Healthy UNH, we developed a website where students can log on and see all dining halls and retail units listed. Users can click on a location and it will give them...

Clark Dining Hall at NCSU is teaming with the NCSU Biodiesel Club to reuse the waste fryer oil to make biodiesel for use on the NCSU Farm. This biodiesel is a nontoxic and biodegradable fuel that...

We didn’t want a lot of clutter in our “kitchen” area of the dining hall, which is where students can make their own waffles and get self-serve cereal. Instead of having...

We collaborated with our sustainable dining interns to create a “Basic Cooking Techniques” cooking class certification, which ranged from knife skills and sanitation to soups,...

Summer innovations for us included a Hamptons Lunch. We offered a lobster bake with lobsters cooked to order, corn, potatoes, clams, etc. It’s one of our signature events, and everyone...

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