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Steal This Idea
color spoons
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.
salad as a rock
[To promote healthier eating], Aultman Hospital invites guests to guess the weight of their salad. Guess within a certain range, and it’s free.
holiday stuffing
Employees who work during the holidays receive a $6 dining-facility credit. Staffers can use it to pick up items to help spend less time in the kitchen.
email computer screen
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...
empanada fork
An empanada ‘fork’ seems like a tool that would lay in a back drawer—except when the Latin American-style turnovers are on the menu. But, it’s a kitchen MVP.
kleenex sani
SUNY Geneseo occasionally gives [staff] a little gift. During flu season, it’s a package of tissues and hand sanitizer with a cute little quote.
flatbread
Let sheetpans do the prep by turning a sheet pan upside down, lightly oiling it and heating it in a very hot oven to get dough crispy for flatbread pizzas.
post-it labels
Our campus nutritional advisory board developed a labeling program. No matter where a person is, this label identifies products that conform to guidelines.
cake
During our two weeks of training in May, we let people do things away from their job scope, [such as] learning to be a bartender or learning cake design.

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