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To help freshman residents easily find our dining locations on campus while promoting sustainability, we give them reusable mugs with a campus map design that highlights our dining locations.

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We offer a forum for our cafeteria patrons so that they can provide input regarding menu options, services, etc. It helps improve satisfaction and opens up communication, both positive and negative...

In my government and military accounts we have a traveling chef program, which offers good experience for my chefs to get out and see other operations. I have the chefs do a chef’s table...

We believe employees should be recognized for good behavior, so we started Caught in the Act of Being Good. Supervisors “catch” employees doing something that demonstrates...

We do a rat experiment in one of our middle school health classes. One rat is fed a diet of junk food, and another is fed school lunch. The kids measure the rats’ growth and watch their...

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...

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