Joan Bayes, Food Service Director, Highland Park High School PTA Food Service
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AND CUSTOMERS:
We are a high school food service operated by the PTA and have been a Tropical customer for 16 years. We have 16 to 20 different volunteer parents that serve the students and staff each day. We serve grades 9-12 with over 2200 students and 200 staff.
WHAT TROPICAL PRODUCTS DOES YOUR BUSINESS SELL?
We sell a variety of bulk snack mixes and candy, energy bars and snacks.
HOW DO YOU MERCHANDISE YOUR PRODUCTS FOR MAXIMUM SUCCESS? ANY TIPS & TRICKS?
Students love visiting the Blue Cart to snack with friends and have Barbara make suggestions. We have a separate bulk area next to the cart so students can easily choose some of their favorite snacks for an afternoon energy boost.
PERSONAL FAVORITE TROPICAL PRODUCT?
My personal favorite is anything dark chocolate. For the students, they always reach for the sour candy.