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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 held a special themed dinner in celebration of Aviation History Month. Each station represented a milestone in Aviation History, and the food at each station related to the milestone or the...

Camden County College teamed up with the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce for an event called Savor the Flavor. The Chamber of Commerce brought in different vendors and restaurants and...

We are doing cool things with Twitter. We are shifting from hosting stuffy dinners for focus groups to holding Tweet-Ups, which we call “Eat-Ups,” where we get a larger group of...

Our all-employee meetings had become formulaic and, frankly, boring. We decided to use the Pecha Kucha format to liven up the presentation. Each manager developed a program using 20 slides, which...

When chefs come in for Chefs Move to Schools, the first visit is for them to be introduced and observe the operation. They can’t make comments or wear chef’s coats. The second...

We send a flyer home in the backpacks of children at our more affluent schools. We wanted to increase our participation in the paid meals category. The flyer compares three of our meals and three...

In September we did a back to school theme. Each resident received a complimentary “lunch bag” with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a carton of milk, an apple, a health bar,...

I use fake food to demonstrate offer versus serve. I have the staff figure out reimbursable meals with an actual food production record and have fake food and lunch trays available to set them up. I...

We did a theme dinner called Murder Mystery on the Orient Express. We recruited individuals from different departments to play the roles and it was a blast doing the murder mystery as we served...

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