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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.
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.
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