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Twenty children between the ages of 10 and 18 received two days of instruction and hands-on experience in the kitchen, then put their knowledge to the test cooking for family and friends.

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People love desserts, so in an attempt to help guests who want a sweet ending to their meal we now cut our desserts into bite-sized portions. That way they can have the treat and not feel guilty...

I have weekly managers’ meetings. Now that the weather broke, we are having walking meetings. We stroll through town and at the local park while discussing business and having a...

The best way to raise profits is in the old-school way of using or repurposing leftovers. Knowing how to create amazing specials from vegetables and starches will save money by minimizing purchases...

We offer in-classroom “catering” for parties and special events. Families can select celebration foods from a menu designed around current school meal items. This is a win-win for...

It is extremely important for my management team and I to familiarize ourselves with the personal goals of our staff. On a regular basis we interact one-on-one with them and ask where they see...

With all the talk about empty calories from the sugar in sodas and juices, we have installed hydration stations with signs that say, “Water—The Best Choice.” The signs...

We provided our students with what we call an international spice rack. We wanted our students to have the opportunity to make their food the way they wanted. Spices such as garam masala, Chinese...

We cook items for mass feeding from recipes we find in magazines. Students trust these recipes because they are from a magazine like Cooking Light. We have the magazine right on the serving line as...

We plan on putting together boxes of shelf-stable gluten-free items. Students who are on a gluten-free diet will be able purchase those items with their meal plan. This program is slated to begin in...

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