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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...
We have a menu item called Grillin’ Fresca, where we bring out our deli slicer and put it in the grill station and slice fresh meats to order. For example, we do a top round of beef sliced...
We are running a series at our action station called "Not all burgers are beef.” We have introduced our own recipes for black bean, salmon, turkey and barley-mushroom burgers. We...

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