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Winter Picnic

Mark Bordeau Senior Director of Foodservices Broome-Tioga BOCES Broome-Tioga, N.Y. We had an indoor picnic for lunch one day in January; it was 0°F outside that day. We served hot dogs a...

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Value Meal

Patti Klos Director of Dining Services Tufts University Medford, Mass. We wanted to add some more affordable options to our menus, so we rolled out 10 new items priced under $5. The items in...

Ken Toong Executive Director University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mass. We had a “Make Your Own Pie” event. The day before the Thanksgiving holiday began, our chef offered advice...

Kristy Obbink Director of Nutrition Services Portland Public Schools Portland, Ore. Once a month we serve a meal that is made entirely from local products from Oregon, Washington and Califor...

Molly Youngberg Child Nutrition Director Wentzville School District Wentzville, Mo. The staff needs to be good role models, so we started a staff fitness challenge. We broke up into teams to...

Lee KeenerExecutive Chef, Parkhurst Dining Svcs.Dick’s Clothing & Sporting GoodsPittsburgh Before the Super Bowl, we had an event to show our Steeler pride where we made indigenous Pittsburgh foods s...

Gary Coyle Director of Dining Services Washington State University Pullman, Wash. To cover the cost of our switch to biodegradable to-go containers in our Mexican grille, we charge students ...

Jenna McDevitt Director Business Svcs./Purchasing Westerville City Schools Westerville, Ohio At one of our elementary schools, a parent volunteered to paint murals on the cafeteria walls. Th...

Anthony LaBriola Executive Chef, Aramark Imperial Point Medical Center Fort Lauderdale, Fla. We offer a Chef’s Fresh Toss option once a week, where we offer an upscale salad prepared i...

Mary Lou Kennedy Director of Dining and Bookstore Services Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine This year, we offered a formal meal plan for students staying over Thanksgiving break. We had provid...

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