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Steal This Idea
Train your staff in the art of suggestive selling. All staff should know how to suggest menu add-ons with a smile. 
We have developed an app for smartphones that allows customers and staff to call up the daily café menus. 
Contact your primary food vendor(s) and ask them to show and tell their brokers’ entire line of no-salt spices and seasonings.
We sponsor outside recreational sports teams for employees, like softball and kickball, that include T-shirts for the teams. 
In an effort to promote farm-to-school in our fruit and vegetable program, we partnered with a local farmers’ market. The manager of the market coordinates with us to purchase the seasonal...
We invited the employees of one of our high-tech clients to stage an Iron Chef contest in the kitchen of our commissary in San Francisco. This client has a young and energetic workforce that is very...
We offer color-contrast trays with meal orders to better assist visually impaired patients and enhance their dining experience. The trays help the patient see the outline and location of items, such...
Each month, I meet with a small group of employees from food service, EVS, transportation and laundry to review the health system’s mission, vision and values and to talk about ways we can...
We started “Tuesday Tryouts” in all three of our residential dining facilities. On selected Tuesdays, we work with our prime vendor and its brokers to test new items and ideas in...

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