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FoodService Director - Steal this idea - Cindy Hogenson - Photo HelpCindy Hogenson
Residential Dining Manager
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minn.

In order to better train our new staff where items are located and how to put them away correctly, we photographed all of our storage shelves and posted the laminated photos on each rack. This ensures that everything is put away in its designated area so that cooks and other staff can easily find what they are looking for. 

 
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