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Chef Henry Godfrey at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Conn., created a cooking group to support some of the hospital’s psychiatric patients.

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In one of our late-night eateries, one that is known typically for its fried fare, the retail culinary team has worked to lift the menu to one that is comforting, yet different. They’ve...

To promote the idea that we have a diverse team but we are all on the same team we created T-shirts for all staff. The T-shirt features our mascot (a Terrapin) made up of the flags of several...

Every year we partner with the Special Olympics to do a gourmet extravaganza featuring our chefs. This year they raised more than $27,000. The chefs also win a trip to a food festival. This event is...

To increase awareness around healthy choices we place demo plates at the entrance of the dining hall that have scoops of Crisco on them to show how much fat there is in each item. The plates show how...

We have a local food show during a meal in the dining hall. We bring in local vendors and farmers that we purchase from and let our customers interact with them and taste their products. Guests get...

We’re starting a Wellness Wednesday in our elementary schools where we will feature Chef Basil, a child chef we developed to get students to try new foods like a sweet potato casserole. If...

On spaghetti day at one school, we throw garlic and oil on the stove and turn it on so the school smells like roasted garlic. The basil used in the meal is grown on site at the school, and we have an...

We did an event based on “The Amazing Race” called The Amazing Taste. The international programs office holds an informational fair each year, so we got them involved. We had more...

We created a new cereal using housemade granola with raisins and dried cranberries and blueberries. We then had a contest where students created their own cereal boxes. Another contest was allowing...

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