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We came up with this concept called On The Fly, which offers grab-and-go gourmet items. They are a little different than a packaged sandwich or a salad.

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Even though we have huge menus customers keep asking for more variety. Over time, we removed items from the menu so they are not offered daily and therefore are not perceived as the “same...

We are using undergraduate interns who need nutrition or foodservice experience to be an on-call group for special events. We call them “The Incr’edibles.’” We...

We place a container to collect loose change near the cash register. You can use the change to support local charities. We use ours for our Employees Helping Employees Fund, which provides for...

We have a partnership with a local grocery store. We have a class with community members where we tour the grocery store and purchase items. We then use the store’s test kitchen to prepare...

Our hospitals host a Blueberry Festival in June, highlighting a local blueberry farm. Fresh blueberries are sold, menus incorporate the fruit and products made with blueberries are available to...

We featured a plant-based chef gourmet meal event but did not market it as vegetarian. Our guests enjoyed the six components in four courses and while we were mainly promoting flavorful fruits and...

We sponsor teams of chefs to compete within a student dining room. Chefs are given a market basket and have one hour to prepare food. We have a student panel to judge the chefs and determine a winner...

We offer a mac and cheese station weekly for dinner in all three of our main dining locations. This station features more than a dozen mix-in options to enhance our housemade mac and cheese entr&...

We purchase different produce that the students have never seen before and hold a farmers’ market. We provide a nutritional lesson about the items, and each student is given tickets so that...

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