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With the help of a Jewish student group and a rabbi adviser, University of Maryland Dining Services was able to turn a concession stand into a destination.
12-03-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We created an “On The Spot” recognition program to help us promote our goal of showing employees how valued and important they are to our mission of delivering restaurant-inspired...
11-27-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We did a team-building activity I called shoe “shopping.” We each described what type of shoes we like and why.
11-22-2013 Ideas and Innovation
My wife and I have been having our staff leadership over to our home for a holiday gathering, about a week or two before Christmas. Between 40 and 50 people come to our home.
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...