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Write “thank you” on every paycheck. This era tends to text thank-yous, but a handwritten note goes a long way. You can’t just preach it; it’s an active thing.

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Stillings Hall at the University of New Hampshire honored soccer’s World Cup 2014, which was held this month in Brazil, by featuring a dish at a dinner event from each of the 32 nations that...

The best way to get great, practical recipe ideas is to involve staff.

Develop a color scheme for every dish you serve. This means a minimum of three colors on each plate.

Our 23 communities were each asked to develop a recipe item using our acronym, ACTS, in the name. A panel of eight staff members tried all the different entries and chose a winner: Apricot Cinnamon...

In order to better incorporate HACCP, the department has a schedule of each standard operating procedure that needs to be addressed, which are then discussed in a team huddle at each café site.

If your customers are not embracing new food trends such as healthier foods, then get them involved with projects like cooking demos and food tastings. It really works!

We created a way to help employees remember CCPs (critical control points). The CCPs are typed onto a self-adhesive label, which employees stick to the underside of their name badge.

Our nutritionist Tanya Williams created the Bison Mealz! Cookie to offer the nutritional benefits of a full meal when eaten with milk or a milk replacement and a serving of fruit.

We have created a new appetizer for the dining room by using leftover mashed potatoes. We mix the potatoes with green onion, bacon bits and cheddar cheese. We wrap the mixture in spring roll paper,...

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