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Oct. 17, 2012
Foodservice supervisors are the critical link between management, front-line staff and guests, but they are often overlooked in training or when we are soliciting input. We have a Supervisors&...
Oct. 2, 2012
Set up a drill with the department of public safety on campus to do a “shooter on campus” drill. It will give you a chance to discuss with your staff how to handle the situation...
Sept. 14, 2012
When staff return from conferences we have them present what they learned during a staff/team meeting. That way it is like everyone gets a little education as though they all attended the conference...
Aug. 28, 2012
In my government and military accounts we have a traveling chef program, which offers good experience for my chefs to get out and see other operations. I have the chefs do a chef’s table...
Aug. 6, 2012
Culinary education is important and must be ongoing. To enhance our staff, our director of culinary has a newsletter that he sends out every week to educate everyone. Even I learn something new!
July 19, 2012
We have student culinary and dietary interns work on reducing fats and sodium in recipes. We also have them support educators and help with the rollouts of programs.
June 14, 2012
We have a partnership with a local grocery store. We have a class with community members where we tour the grocery store and purchase items. We then use the store’s test kitchen to prepare...
April 5, 2012
I use Glo Germ, a product that glows under a black light. I have one person put on lotion and another put on the powder. They shake hands and touch things and it gives a visual of how germs spread...
Jan. 30, 2012
As part of an initiative to bring staff members together over noteworthy topics such as diversity in the workplace, we are offering a series of Innovation Luncheons. This monthly webinar lunch aims...
Nov. 8, 2011
Use Pecha Kucha
Our all-employee meetings had become formulaic and, frankly, boring. We decided to use the Pecha Kucha format to liven up the presentation. Each manager developed a program using 20 slides, which...
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