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Steal This Idea

Inventory Party

Carol Brock Executive Chef Brooke Army Medical Center San Antonio We had a lot of items in our inventory that we didn’t use any more or were over issue or left over from a theme meal. ...

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Donate Meals

Rick Beckler Director of Hospitality Sacred Heart Hospital Eau Claire, Wisc. Part of our mission is to reduce waste and be good stewards of our resources. To that end, we donate any leftover...

Mary Lou Henry Foodservice Director Knox County Schools Knoxville, Tenn. Realizing there’s no better training than one’s peers, I developed a mangers’ inservice panel. Fift...

Mickey Sellard Manager, Dining Services Golden Living Fort Smith, Ark. We formed a committee to take nominations each month for employees who exhibit outstanding customer service. The select...

During holidays when students are away, we sell cakes, pies and gift dessert trays as a convenience purchase for working staff.

Tim Dietzler Director of Dining Services Villanova University Villanova, Pa. During March, since it is National Nutrition Month, we held several events to showcase our nutrition efforts. Thi...

Cindy Wickham School Nutrition Manager Dixieland Elementary School Lakeland, Fla. One week out of every month I do the Lunch and a Book program. In the program, I go out in the cafeteria dur...

Tom Smith General Manager, Metz & Associates Friends-Select School Philadelphia Our fifth and sixth graders had studied the election process, so we decided to throw them an Inaugural Bal...

Alyssa Rider Nutrition Counselor Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Ill. As part of National Nutrition Month we held a series of nutrition-themed meals in our residence halls. The meal...

Randall Pentecost Executive Chef San Juan Regional Medical Center Farmington, N.M. A lot of the people who eat in our cafeteria are older and they would often ask us to offer menu items in s...

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