Steal This Idea

Borrowing ideas and innovation from your peers
 
Steal This Idea
tray
We decided to get rid of plastic trays 
and now offer cardboard trays in 
our cafeteria to support our district’s efforts to expand and improve our recycling efforts.
nuts
We decided through focus group feedback that our freshmen struggled with the allergy-friendly options or options for students with diabetes on campus.
coffee cups
The goal is to gather 
staff feedback about their jobs and answer individual questions. The meetings offer an opportunity for more of a one-on-one conversation without the presence of the supervisor.
salad
The salad bar goes “on sale” for 25 cents an ounce post-lunchtime to help reduce waste as well as offer value to customers.
onion slices
A line cook at Di Alba in Los Angeles recommends cutting onions straight into ice-cold water to keep eyes from watering, which helps eliminate the tear-inducing gas.
chefs
Shaler Area School District started inviting chefs and FSDs from other districts to come prepare lunch. Through featuring different chefs and chef-inspired meals, the students have been looking...
tapas
Vanderbilt created a high school “focus group” to see what future college students will want in terms of foodservice. They called up two now-seniors from the last group to get 10 of their friends...
making meals
This summer, Fairfax teamed up with a church to deliver meals to three housing projects. They brought the meals to the church, and then the church recruited volunteers to deliver the meals to the...

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