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Steal This Idea
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.
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.
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.
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.
beets
St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network reduced the price on the salad-bar items by 25 percent to help promote proper nutrition and healthful eating...
barista
We partnered with the director of volunteers in our hospital gift shop and opened a gift-shop espresso bar. We provide one barista to make coffee drinks.
sliced avocado
At Pennsylvania-based health-insurance provider Highmark Pittsburgh, staff use plastic wrap to cover and keep tables sanitized during food prep.
happy barista
This year we’ve really changed our focus to be on customer service. So we implemented some aspects of the FISH! Philosophy, based on Pike Place Fish Market.

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