Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

FEB 2016

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FEBRUARY 2016 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • 29 operator's opinion the students is important to any univer- sity food vendor, and this program only helps to grow these relationships. Another positive to emerge from the program is the lightened workload on the dishwashing team. Students making a concerted effort to eat what they take translates into less food waste for the team to discard. The dishwashing team has noticed a difference from years past, when whole sandwiches and wraps would be left almost entirely uneaten on plates. "It's defnitely enabled us to process more plates in a quicker amount of time," says one Metz team member at the university. Student satisfaction with dining services has grown as well. With rewards programs of all kinds continuing to grow in popularity, Misericordia Uni- versity students are happy to earn gift cards to the other outlets on campus. "The ability to earn rewards is great; it matches what a lot of local restaurants are doing," says one student. A senior comments, "My friends and I save up our coins and do a big pizza party with the gift cards we've earned." And there's a certain level of satisfac- tion on the part of the staff, too. "We're happy to help kids learn the importance of managing food waste, while reward- ing them for doing so at the same time," says Executive Chef Dale Lent. Metz plans to continue its Mom's Clean Plate Program as part of the com- pany's ongoing commitment to sustain- ability. There are also preliminary plans to establish an herb garden at Misericor- dia University as the education market pushes toward local sources and vendors. "Being able to go directly outside of the building to get our spices — it doesn't get any more local than that," says General Manager Bruce Deeble. "As long as they don't throw it away." Vinyl Strip Curtain LED Fixtures Adjustable Hinges Kason ® Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved ©2015 57 Amlajack Boulevard Newnan, GA 30265 Sustainable Energy Saving Products For Walk-In Coolers and Freezers 800-935-2766

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