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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.
bakery case
We were seeing problems with food in our bakery case being wasted, so we decided to display the trays vertically instead of horizontally.
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.

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