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Twenty children between the ages of 10 and 18 received two days of instruction and hands-on experience in the kitchen, then put their knowledge to the test cooking for family and friends.

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To increase engagement with our guests we have started our own YouTube videos of our activities and students enjoying them. The students love watching the videos. We linked them to our home page and...

For National Nutrition Month we post and email healthy, creative, build-your-own sandwich ideas. We also gave out magnets with five healthy sandwiches students can make with simple ingredients that...

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.

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