College operators share staffing struggles

College operators share staffing struggles

From employing millennials to dealing with minimum wage increases, four university directors talk about the upcoming school year’s labor issues.

Every year at NACUFS, Food Management hosts a small group of operators to discuss the challenges and success stories in college foodservice. This three-hour conversation covered a wide array of topics, from menu development to what is local. One common theme all five participants had was a staffing struggle for the upcoming year. What follows are their comments regarding the topic. (Comments have been edited for length. A full copy of the transcript is available

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