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We have a single-stream recycling program because we don’t have the ability to compost.

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Fall is a difficult time of year for foodservice, especially college and K-12. It’s like opening a business from scratch. We no longer implement big changes in the fall. We design our...

In order to get new hires familiar with the services we provide, we offer each new hire a welcome kit. The kit includes a FreedomPay tag preloaded with $7 for lunch on their first day; a reusable mug...

We’ve used our yearly employee benefit fair as an opportunity to try out new cafeteria menu ideas. People are more likely to try foods when they are free. As they go to vendor tables to...

I have vendors come in and do a showcase for students at lunch. Students get to choose one entrée from the vendors. I provide the sides to make the meal complete and reimbursable. The...

We give teachers a welcome bag for back to school time. This swag bag is filled with bottles of water and nutritious snacks. The bag includes a coupon for one free school breakfast.

We have our produce company come in during apple season and set up a stand with different kinds of apples. If a customer can guess the different kinds, that person wins a basket of assorted apples.

We have an Around the World dinner two or three times a year. The students come into the kitchen to work with the cooks to make the authentic dishes from their countries or regions.

Since a number of the patients ask for recipes of the items we serve on our room service menu, we created a recipe card that we give to patients. The card has the nutrient values and recipe. On the...

In an effort to increase traffic at our weekly farmers’ market, we set up our own stall and sold prepared foods made with the in-season produce being offered by the farmers. Not only did we...

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