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We grow herbs in decorative containers indoors. We place the containers in retail or servery locations where customers can see the herbs being used in display cooking stations.

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To help our new students quickly understand how and where they can use their meal plan, we installed counter stickers indicating ways to pay, meal periods and meal equivalencies. I always print extra...

We wanted to ensure that all patients get the nourishment they need and the choices they want, so we started a more personalized menu ordering system. A diet tech meets with every patient and goes...

When we deliver a tray to a room we put a magnetic reminder on the resident’s door. This serves as a prompt to anyone passing by that there is a tray to be picked up after meal service. The...

Foodservice supervisors are the critical link between management, front-line staff and guests, but they are often overlooked in training or when we are soliciting input. We have a Supervisors&...

Between December and March I work with our wellness coordinator to offer wellness cooking demos for staff, visitors and patrons of the system. We focus on healthy cooking methods, like grilling and...

Our dining services team created a mobile Valentine’s Day kiosk. We included fresh-baked sweets, candies, fresh flowers, cards and other novelty items. The carts were pushed around campus...

Since attending MenuDirections I’ve incorporated more of the 10 power foods that we learned about from Dr. James Painter. I denote each super food with a small heart for a healthy choice. I...

Iced coffee is a popular seller in one of our retail units. Since it was so popular we started selling Iced Coffee Floats by adding local ice cream. The coffee is fair-trade certified and the ice...

We have a display cooking station every day. We thought it would be fun to ask our headmaster to be our chef for a day. We posted flyers and info on our website so parents knew they could join us. It...

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