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Steal This Idea
We held a dinner in conjunction with a “Meet What You Eat” series of events where we served a completely vegetarian dinner menu that highlighted the health and environmental...
We hosted a “Dunked” event that featured a variety of cookies including fresh-baked, a variety of Oreos, Nilla wafers, Voortman strawberry and vanilla wafers, tea biscuits, etc.,...
We hold workshops where we show people how to take advantage of all the nutritional and wellness-based programs in our operation. Topics covered include how to find nutritional information for the...
We started superfood tastings. We pick 13 items from fruits to grains. Every Wednesday my chefs prepare a healthy dish, and I pass out samples. We also give a handout with all the nutrition facts. We...
There is not much money to do nutrition education and special promotions in school cafeterias. We have formed key relationships with local agencies and organizations to bring promotions into the...
Each month I host a “My Cousin Vinnie” live cooking station at each of our four locations. With 6,500 employees it’s easy for people to recognize me but being in my chef...
We held a Man vs. Food bimonthly event with our students. We have done an extreme wing competition, a colossal burger challenge and a giant burrito. The students get very excited when we hold these...
We found a solution to the afternoon “dead” period. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. we average 300 covers at one of our dining halls by offering afternoon tapas. We replace the expensive...
When doing culinary training for our staff, we invite the local schools’ kitchen staff to attend as well. They tend to come to learn knife skills. Since we all are working on using more...

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