Steal This Idea

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Steal This Idea
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A lot of families were hit hard from the recession, so we decided to become a summer feeding site. We later expanded our program year-round, funneling the operation out of our retail location.
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Beyond just teaching students about food and cooking in our demonstrations and events, we also teach them how to talk about taste and flavor.
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Batch hires seem to create cohesiveness. We hire 20, sometimes 40 people at a time. They go through a class together, and that’s where connections are made.
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Every week we ask our employees to gather examples of hospitality from outside our industry. We ask them, “How does that make you feel? What are you thinking about?
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As part of our wellness program, we offer incentives based on some type of health metric. Once a year, we cover the cost for team members to participate in a 5K race.
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Eric Eisenberg, corporate executive chef at Swedish Health Services in Seattle, created a policy to make sure each accolade gets to the right person.
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We have started adding healthier options to our cafe, and did sampling events to find out which snacks to use. I took the options to our administrative team first.
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I run the Facebook account, and our director runs our Twitter, and between the two of us we take advantage of as many different photo sources as possible.
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A friend of the restaurant opened a coffee shop and wanted to serve more interesting food, so our pastry chef has partnered with the shop for menu development.

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