Sales Lessons Learned from the NACUFS 2017 Annual Conference in Nashville

Posted on September 27th, 2017

Many chefs, dietitians and auxiliary directors attended the NACUFS 2017 Annual Conference in Nashville this summer.  Here are a few key highlights (lessons learned): Descriptive menus help to boost sales. “Delicious” adjectives tantalize your customers! Encourage your chefs and marketing team to use the thesaurus to add these to your menu. Spend money to make […]

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Campus Food Services during Summertime

Posted on June 26th, 2017

Slow summer months in dining services equals less revenue. Looking for ideas to increase revenue? Here are some ideas worth stealing for your college campus during the summertime. Try an International Salad Theme – To increase variety, customer satisfaction and revenue, implement a four-week cycle salad bar rotation. This keeps your customers coming back again and […]

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Food Service Operations Helping the Bottom Line

Posted on May 25th, 2017

Transparent job interviews strengthen dining operations Although saving money is not an easy task for higher education institutions, food service departments can help by keeping their staff turnover to a minimum. Employees do not like surprises, so some campus food service operators have developed a transparent interview process to help decrease staff turnover. Click here to find […]

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Food Waste and Sustainability on Campus

Posted on April 25th, 2017

Reducing Food Waste is A Smart Campus Investment Studies show that a single college campus trashes 169,000 pounds of perfectly edible food every year. Students’ eating habits certainly are not helping. According to Recycling Works, a government-run waste program in Massachusetts, the average student who lives on campus throws away 141 pounds of uneaten food annually. How can your […]

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National Nutrition Month®

Posted on March 6th, 2017

March is National Nutrition Month® as designated by the The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, established to raise awareness about how simple changes in what we eat can make big changes in our overall health. Making better choices in what we eat helps reduce the risk of preventable, lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Plus, over time eating better […]

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Calorie Labeling for Vending Machines: What You Need to Know

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

In today’s busy world, Americans are eating and drinking about one-third of their calories away from home. Although consumers can find calories and other nutritional information on the Nutrition Facts Label on packaged foods and beverages they buy in stores, this type of calorie labeling is generally not visible on food from vending machines. “People can clearly benefit by knowing …

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