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Steal This Idea
table set dining
We do a monthly “Lunch with the President.” Our president, Dr. Robert O. Davies, who started here last July, is very student-oriented.
food waste trash
In the process, the pulp becomes a sterile biomass suitable for compost or is tilled directly into the soil. It is picked up by our certified organic CSA.
food containers leftovers
The person who is wrapping up and labeling leftovers is required to tell the next-day staff at least one way the leftovers can be used.
tablet shopping ordering
We are rolling out an online ordering system for hospital employees, which could soon include a mobile app.
name cue card
We put all the information they need to know—temperature times, code blue, etc.—on a cue card in their badge holders, so they always have it with them.
manager staff meeting
The goal is to provide key information such as weather, menu selections, employee updates, special events, issues and repairs.
business team puzzle
Employees are assembled into teams and then asked to find things, such as the nearest fire extinguisher or a fellow employee who has a child in high school.
Employees who do something above and beyond are awarded a certificate and they get to choose any #10 can of food from our storeroom.
cook manager
The program takes employees such as line servers and dishwashers and pair them with chefs and cooks to teach them about food.

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