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As a new facility we aren’t hampered by long-standing events, so we’ve created new ones. One of the events we do five or six times a year is a Lunch and Learn with our chef. He...

Our Red Hot Chef program invites faculty and administrators to prepare one of their favorite dishes, which is served to the entire school as the Red Hot Chef meal. The guest “chefs&...

I was struggling with convincing middle school students to take fruit and veggies as part of a reimbursable lunch. We had many options, but the fruit and veggies were before the main entré...

We mix traditional local cuisine with the current diversity of the area. For example, we make a Chesapeake Ropa Vieja, which mixes Cuban flavors with Maryland traditional flavors in a bed of cilantro...

To increase engagement with our guests we have started our own YouTube videos of our activities and students enjoying them. The students love watching the videos. We linked them to our home page and...

For National Nutrition Month we post and email healthy, creative, build-your-own sandwich ideas. We also gave out magnets with five healthy sandwiches students can make with simple ingredients that...

Fall is a difficult time of year for foodservice, especially college and K-12. It’s like opening a business from scratch. We no longer implement big changes in the fall. We design our...

In order to get new hires familiar with the services we provide, we offer each new hire a welcome kit. The kit includes a FreedomPay tag preloaded with $7 for lunch on their first day; a reusable mug...

We’ve used our yearly employee benefit fair as an opportunity to try out new cafeteria menu ideas. People are more likely to try foods when they are free. As they go to vendor tables to...

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