Top 5 – Post Winter Break Preparations

by | Jan 4, 2018

Winter break will be (sadly) wrapping up soon.  Many have been getting the chapter ready for the return of the students.  No matter your involvement with the chapter or how long you have been there, you know anything can happen (I am talking to you House Directors and Advisors).  These tips may seem simple, but you know what can happen if you are not prepared.

  1. Your Chef – What if your chef called in on the first day back from break? Or what if they went on a vacation in Hawaii and realized it is time to make a change?  If you have a service such as ours, then you’re propbably covered.  If you don’t, you need to cross your fingers until your chef shows up and gets the kitchen prepped for service (and if they don’t give us a call)
  2. Winter Travel – We have all experienced it at one time or another. We leave extra early only to be late still.  Make sure to talk with your chef on any emergency action plans to ensure the chapter’s food service is on time.  Because even if your chef is running late, your meal won’t (especially with a Chef from Campus Cooks).
  3. Safety – In addition to the winter travel, keep items such as shovels, salt, and mops ready. A clean, dry path will prevent many accidents.  A simple slip and fall can do damage and no one wants to be sore in work or class, or even worse, stuck recovering at a hospital. Ouch!
  4. Healthy Meals – The first thing on many minds upon the return from winter break is how many days until spring break. Even if not focused on spring break just yet, we all probably over-indulged on holiday treats.  Get those menus to include healthy alternatives and variations.
  5. Communication – Leadership may change and individuals responsible for the kitchen may change roles. Make sure to update all points of contact to ensure service continues to run smoothly.  Feedback and communication are key.


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