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Steal This Idea
roasted vegetables
Stanford University changed out rotisserie spits for vegetable baskets so that the vegetables look as appetizing as possible while students watch them cooking.
greek salad
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has a salad bar of 30-plus items, and changes the theme of the salad bar every two weeks. That keeps the bar fresh and different.
kids students cafeteria line
Pulaski County Special School District maximizes student eating time by using lunch room monitors to expedite the breakfast cafeteria line process.
red hat
Associates at Donatos in Columbus, Ohio, have a choice of T-shirts and hats—including a military-style cap, beanie or slouch hat—to keep their hair away from food.
kosher sandwich corned beef pickle
With the help of a Jewish student group and a rabbi adviser, University of Maryland Dining Services was able to turn a concession stand into a destination.
poached eggs tomatoes toast
Many Pennswood Village residents have a brunch-type menu for the midday Sunday meal, and others prefer a traditional selection of entrees. Try combining both.
sushi tray
Georgetown University's partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan allowed it to create authentic Japanese cuisine...
tilt skillet
Operators don't want to be caught without steaming capibilities, but if the kitchen's steamer is on the fritz, it's time to break out the tilt skillet...
herbs vegetables pot
Pennswood Villiage has a three-acre gardening program that allows residents to drop off their produce in the kitchen for use on the facilities' menu...


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