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Birthday Baskets

Mark Czapp Director of Support Services Spring Grove Area School District Spring Grove, Pa. We have a birthday basket parents can order for students. The basket has healthy, individually wrapp...

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Role Play

John Martin Foodservice Director Edwardsville Community Unit District 7 Schools Edwardsville, Ill. I created role-playing skits on customer service to do at our summer training. One was about ...

Megan Schaper Foodservice Director State College Area School District State College, Pa. We put out a large vegetable platter and the children can take as much or as little as they want. If th...

Dawn Outcalt Executive Director of Nutrition Services Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale, Fla. We have a lot of staff members who are from different countries. One advantage we have found...

Linda Rhodes General Manager, Parkhurst Dining Services MEDRAD Global Center Warrendale, Penn. Our former executive chef taught two cooking classes for our location’s employees. He creat...

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...

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...

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