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Healthy Recipe Revamp
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Sept. 15, 2016
Learn from local chefs
Loudoun County Public Schools started a culinary academy this summer. A local chef donated her time to teach staff how to make clean soups, sauces and dressings.
Feb. 16, 2016
Shadow workers to understand their roles
Because Pueblo City Schools' director of nutrition services started midyear, she took the opportunity to put on a uniform and work one day with each cook...
Dec. 15, 2015
Plastic is fantastic for prepping ginger
Metal spoons are a great way to skin ginger. However, chef Neela Paniz learned during a demonstration that, in a pinch, plastic works just as effectively.
Nov. 30, 2015
Use technology for quick training
We do a “Tip of the Day” email for our managers at 7 a.m. Typically, it is job related, or it can be fun. It's a reminder for a given topic or process...
March 13, 2015
Partner with other departments
We developed a partnership with our district’s staff-development department to establish an annual training schedule.
Feb. 16, 2015
Employees as teachers
The program takes employees such as line servers and dishwashers and pair them with chefs and cooks to teach them about food.
Dec. 22, 2014
Teach cooking skills
Chef Henry Godfrey at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Conn., created a cooking group to support some of the hospital’s psychiatric patients.
Dec. 15, 2014
Online staff training
We have gone to electronic inservice training, because it was hard to get everyone to attend training in person.
Dec. 1, 2014
Use competitors’ programs
To update our recipe database and bring consistency to all 23 of our ACTS communities, we purchased a menu program from Morrison called Webtrition.
Oct. 14, 2014
Kids' culinary camp
Every summer we do a culinary camp for kids. They get to wear the chef’s coat and everything. We focus on a different culture every day, so they get to do Spanish or African, etc.
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