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Delivery Bike

Matthew Portner Director of Auxiliary Services Ashland University Ashland, Ohio We recently began using a delivery bicycle instead of utility carts and other vehicles to deliver pizzas from on...

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Breakfast Challenge

Sherida Diederich Area Supervisor Sacramento City USD Sacramento, Calif. We had a breakfast contest between two of our high schools to see which school’s participation would go up the mo...

Ken Toong Executive Director of Dining Services University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mass. Since cupcakes have become so popular, we had a “Frost Your Own Cupcake” event. We brough...

J. Michael Floyd Executive Director University of Georgia Athens, Ga. We hosted a Spotlight on Broadway dinner where we are prepared menu items from recipes we got from well-known New York Cit...

Jason Ricciardi Assistant Director, Williamson Hospitality St. Joseph’s Villa Flourtown, Pa. Previously, we had not done anything to celebrate the sisters’ birthdays. Now, once a m...

Chuck Davies Associate Director of Residential Dining University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, Calif. We started selling our own aluminum water bottles in our retail shops for $12.99. The...

Gary Brautigam Director of Dining Services Gettysburg College Gettysburg, Pa. We keep a countertop refrigerator stocked with gluten-free items such as cookies, cereal, waffles, desserts and pr...

Mary Lou Kennedy Director of Dining and Bookstore Services Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine After I become aware of a student with a food allergy, I go through the menu with them and give them...

Richard Hansen Retail Chef Manager Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital St. Louis Park, Minn. Many times we have items left over from our patient tray line. Because we don’t want to waste th...

Michelle Hyman Foodservice Director (Aramark)     Berwyn School District Berwyn, Ill. When I do training, I try to do fun things for my staff. This way they remember what th...

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