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One of the ways we have found to control food waste has been to not automatically give out toppings for items like burgers. Instead, we will add things like lettuce and tomatoes only if students ask...

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We have made it easier for students to keep track of what they eat on campus. We have entered all our food items on campus into MyFitnessPal.com. This is a great website that makes it easy to record...

We designed a menu inspired by Hogwarts’ end of term feast, with items such as pumpkin juice and prime rib. We held the event in our Great Hall and sorted the students into houses. We...

Every Thursday we do a build-your-own-bowl special for takeout. We rotate four cuisines— Caribbean, Southern, Italian and Asian noodles—for $5.45. We sell 300 to 400 a day, and it...

We offer a birthday meal for all residents in our long-term care facility. The menu is different from our regular menu, and the meal comes with non-alcoholic champagne. We also offer a program where...

Managers nominate their employees for a monthly award. We take the winner’s picture, place it on a plaque and present the employee with a balloon bouquet. The plaque is displayed in the...

We are always looking for ways to engage our residents. We don’t want them to think that dining services is just when they eat. We started Cooking With Drew, where I show residents how to...

We had our second annual Chili Cook Off. Our residents and staff participated and took a blind vote on the best chili. We posted the winner and he/she received a $25 gift card. Last year’s...

We created Dining Dollars, which can be purchased by hospital directors to give to their staff members who exemplify extraordinary customer service. The Dining Dollars are redeemable at our Dining...

We have an email list of all the vegan/vegetarians on the meal plan so we can easily send announcements, news flashes or answer any questions. We frequently send “Tasty Tidbits,”...

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