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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.

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Metal spoons are a great way to skin ginger. However, chef Neela Paniz learned during a demonstration that, in a pinch, plastic works just as effectively.

Whitefish School District decided to target students at its high school’s exits and set up a concessions kiosk that is also used during basketball games.

[To promote healthier eating], Aultman Hospital invites guests to guess the weight of their salad. Guess within a certain range, and it’s free.

Employees who work during the holidays receive a $6 dining-facility credit. Staffers can use it to pick up items to help spend less time in the kitchen.

We do a “Tip of the Day” email for our managers at 7 a.m. Typically, it is job related, or it can be fun. It's a reminder for a given topic or process...

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.

SUNY Geneseo occasionally gives [staff] a little gift. During flu season, it’s a package of tissues and hand sanitizer with a cute little quote.

Let sheetpans do the prep by turning a sheet pan upside down, lightly oiling it and heating it in a very hot oven to get dough crispy for flatbread pizzas.

Our campus nutritional advisory board developed a labeling program. No matter where a person is, this label identifies products that conform to guidelines.

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