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Commitment to grow diverse spend, specifically MWBE spend, 3% each year
Accommodation of diverse & religious dietary needs (Halal, Kosher and other)
Support development and training of management and associates
Support the culture assimilation of University faculty and staff


•Offer new hire lunch-and-learn sessions for new university members to learn about the dining program and how they can access the locations through a payroll deduction meal plan. At these sessions, faculty and staff will be given:
– 5 complimentary meals to try out the various dining locations
– An opportunity to enter a drawing for a seat at a quarterly faculty/staff farm-to-table dinner

Progress Report


Enhance Parent and Grandparent Engagement through:


•The use of our Parent Newsletter
•Expanded Partnership with Parents Council/Advancement
•Family Weekend Tradition – Sunday Farm Table Brunch

Increase partnership with ABSS public schools
Increase community service projects


•Bi-annual Dining Community Project
•Create one yearly event that Elon Student body can be part of each fall

Partnership with United Way of Alamance County


•Create connection with United Way
•Partnership with the Allied Churches to support their weekly food pantry/served meal

Alamance Community College


•Culinary Partnership with ACC
•Culinary Apprenticeship program
•Alamance Food Council

Progress Report
Progress Report


Develop a diversity, equity and inclusion dining council, for associates and students, to support a more diverse and inclusive community
Assign annual DE&I training requirements for all managers
Host Annual Years of Service Celebration Dinner
Host bi-annual Guest Service Associate Training and Welcome Back (Fall/Spring)
Supervisor Training Program
Hold monthly manager meeting with leadership training component, information sessions or engagement opportunity
Partner with LGBTQIA+ Center to provide Ally training to the dining team on an annual basis
Align and partner with the Office of Exclusive Excellence:


•Academic Partnership Collaborations, Center for Global Engagement, Center for Religion Culture and Society, Black
Lumen Project
•Partner with Bias Education (BE) Workshops for Elon Dining Management Team
•Further and Promote DEI Development for Elon Dining Team through the enterprise and partner with Elon Division of
Exclusive Excellence to expand training
•Creation of DE&I Dining Council with front line associates and managers
•Commit to creating and achieving a greater level of diversity in Elon Dining
•Plan for Elon Dining to align with Multifaith strategic plan by Fall 2023

Strengthen and continue to build partnership with Truitt Center for religious and spiritual life
Strengthen and continue to build partnership with Truitt Center for religious and spiritual life
Add ADA accessibility of website and social media channels
Elon Dining Associate Support & Training


•Tap into the University training resources with courses like preventing harassment and discrimination and the DEI
Development Network
•Rouxbe culinary training program – 5 enrolled today and commit to enroll 2-3 culinarians each year
•Focus on high potential associates to promote into management. Most recently we have promoted 5 associates
into management over the last 2 years
•Implement local associate survey to benchmark satisfaction year over year starting in May 2023
•Host employee roundtable dinners
– Monthly employee roundtable dinners held with Elon Dining Directors
– First dinner attendees are selected by the Elon Dining Directors for being outstanding associates
– Those first dinner attendees then pay it forward by nominating the next month’s attendees
•Promote Elon Dining Employee Wellbeing
– Employee Health Engagement Calendar to include PAUSE Briefs and Appreciation days

Progress Report