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Birthday Fun

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...

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Cool Canteens

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...

Costa Magoulas Coordinator of Culinary Operations Volusia County School District DeLand, Fla. In an effort to get more community involvement in our program, we started the Chef and Child Prog...

Matthew Portner Director of Auxiliary Services Ashland University Ashland, Ohio We created an AU Chocolate Chunk Cookie that we send out to recruit prospective students. The cookie design incl...

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...

Janet Paul Rice Associate Director of Dining Services Concordia College Moorhead, Minn. We use a nutrition labeling system called Mission: Nutrition, based on the number of fat grams per servi...

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