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For dessert, The Yorktown Café offers hand-dipped milkshakes with ice cream made on site.

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We partnered with Freecycle to encourage employees to bring in no-longer-needed items to win a chance for a farm-to-fork cooking class with our chefs. Everyone who participated was entered into a...

Each month our dining hall invites a chef from either a local restaurant or from our foodservice distributor to showcase some of their recipes for the athletes at our Training Table meal. The...

For Halloween we did a theme meal centered on “The Flintstones.” The associates dressed up and we made a replica of the Flintstones. The menu included Brontosaurus Burgers,...

I saw this item at a sporting event and decided to try it. It’s called a Traveling Taco. It’s made by opening a bag of chips and crunching them and then adding scoops of taco meat...

This year we introduced an after-work program where we paired our food with local beers. The wide variety of flavor combinations in beer lends perfectly to harmonizing with a variety of dishes. Six...

We do kitchen tours once a month for our residents to show them where the staff goes when they ask for something. Showing the residents the equipment that we use and the space in the kitchen is...

Yale Dining hosted a tailgate party for the Yale-Harvard football game. The menu for the party included pulled pork sandwiches, nitrate-free all-beef hot dogs and vegan chili. We also provided sides...

We use an iPad kiosk in our dining hall’s lobby, which lists all the items on the daily menu. The items are grouped by meal and each item has nutrition facts and allergens. The students...

We did a special themed “Flintstones” dinner the same month as “The Flintstones” 50th anniversary. We built a car and we gave kids (and adults) rides. We then...

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