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Food Service and Sustainability Accomplishments

  1. Developed and implemented new Jester City Limits, C-stores in Jester and at Kinsolving.
  2. Major renovation to Kinsolving Dining and Jester Basement Kitchen.
  3. Opened and successfully operating Littlefield Patio Cafe.
  4. Introduced Executive Chef and Sous Chefs to all food service locations.
  5. Introduced major brands; Star Bucks coffee, Gold Peak Tea, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
  6. Increased New Cash sales from $78,000 a year to $10,000,000. a year.
  7. Developed a plastic bottle policy that prohibits the purchase of individually packaged beverages with DHFS funds. Must bring your own vessel to meetings.
  8. Food Service leads the way with Farm Direct Food, Bi-annual Harvest Dinner, Eco-friendly grocery totes, re-fill mugs, compostable silverware and plate ware and returnable to go containers. Both resident dining halls converted to tray free saving 48% of edible wasted food.
  9. Designed and opened Jesta Healthy Store in Jester Center.
  10. Featuring a large variety of all natural and/or organic snacks, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan selections.
  11. Commenced the Cultural Dining Series, now providing ten per year.
  12. Introduced an electronic inventory system now being used in all DHFS Retail Locations. This new technology is environmentally friendly, faster, more accurate and saves money.
  13. Developed a new labeling system that enables food service to bar code any and all items that are made fresh daily in our kitchen for all retail locations, speeding customer service.
  14. Installation and development of a Temp-Track system used to monitor refrigerator and freezer temperatures across entire campus, with real time info, using a software system.
  15. Initiated banking of overtime hours for all employees. Will provide us with a year time frame to give employees time off for over time and not pay it out. Resulting in major savings.
  16. Engaged student driven committees; Food Service Committee, Gluten Free Support Group, Vegetarian Committee and Plate Waste Focus Group.

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