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Steal This Idea
Our high school team created a Veggies Against Cancer week, which highlighted veggies that fight cancer. They served cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage. Our elementary team created a Heart-Healthy...
We are kicking off a Wellness Week with six new entrées. The goal is to jump-start the transition to entrées with tasty, low-fat ingredients, legumes, vegetables and non-...
We developed a game based on the TV show “Fear Factor.” We painted boxes with the “Fear Factor” logo and filled each box with an “unusual”...
I started a secret shoppers program. I select people from different areas of the hospital. I give them vouchers for food and forms to fill out. I ask the secret shoppers to take specific notes if...
We did a ‘50s promotion where we served things like a James Dean bacon burger, Dick Clark’s chili dog, Elvis’ cheese fries and housemade apple cobbler. We also reduced...
We keep a daily laminated inventory paper to match with an online order guide. We group categories of items together. This reduces inventory time to an hour. The laminated sheets let you waste less...
As part of our sustainability efforts we have replaced all bottled water for catering with countertop water dispensers. We serve it in compostable corn cups. We can also float lemons or other fruit...
We planted a rooftop garden, complete with irrigation, and the results were staggering. We were able to plant 220 square feet and got three full harvests out of it. The science department was so...
We partnered with the city to send our food pulp to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The city recently installed a food grinder, so all other food scraps except bones can go to the...

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