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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.
June 9, 2014
In order to better incorporate HACCP, the department has a schedule of each standard operating procedure that needs to be addressed, which are then discussed in a team huddle at each café site.
May 10, 2014
Involve your staff
We do test trays and mystery customers in both our patient services and retail locations to test for accuracy and quality.
Jan. 3, 2014
Tap into student talent
Use the talents of your student population to properly market your dining program. We advertised on our Facebook page for student marketers and selected five.
Nov. 27, 2013
Team building with shoes
We did a team-building activity I called shoe “shopping.” We each described what type of shoes we like and why.
Oct. 23, 2013
We cross-train our staff for patient interactions that fall outside their sphere of influence, such as checking trash, room cleanliness, etc.
Oct. 18, 2013
Modernize Your Meetings
Instead of trying to get all your managers together for a meeting, use FaceTime or Skype to be more efficient.
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